This maybe way to early to start talking about this kid but we all know that it's going to be brought up sometime. What do you all think. He joins his brothers at Duke? Or takes his abilities to another school?
I think he's actually a rising junior (class of 2010). So he would be closer to reaching the serious evaluation/commitment stage for a HS baller...
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Marshall being a freshman (thanks for the correction), I then agree it's way too early to be worrying about it. It's nice to know, however, that Duke will likely be among his top choices automatically.
Leslie SatcherSometimes I feel like Jesse James,
Still trying to make a name.
Knowing nothings gonna change what I am.
I was a young troubadour,
when I rode in on a song.
and I'll be an old troubadour,
when I'm gone.
the story itself made it clear how ridiculous the 8th grader thing is, the kid doesn't even know where he's going to HS yet, but he's committed to UK. Silly stuff....
We're a program that prides itself on character right? Lets wait and see what type of people these guys develop into, students, athletes and personalities. UNC is gambling, taking players as early as they do in my opinion. We'll see though...
(also surely it leads to some level of complacency/big-headedness if you've commited to UK as an 8th grader right? I lmean would you keep working your butt off to the same level if you've had it handed to you like that? Just speculating but that might have been part of TKs issue, he's had people telling him he's good since he was in middle school, and thus didn't feel the need to care about things like getting in shape...)
Clemson had four Mahaffey brothers who pretty much bracketed the '60s and they were all within about an inch of each other, 6'7", 6'8."
As far as Marshall is concerned, I hope the Duke fan base will give him the time and space to grow and develop without putting too much pressure on him too soon. There are no guarantees. Both Danny Hurley and Jason Capel elected to go their own way in part to avoid the expectations set by their brothers.