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College Basketball: Sweet and disappointing

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21 hours ago, RedEyedGhost said:

Too much sense?  No freaking way K sacrifices in game experience for his extremely young team (isn't Trip the only returning player of any experience?).  

Yeah, they definitely should have gone - any experience for a team like this is going to be a benefit.  Maybe there's other reasons that compiled and they just used the knee as the excuse

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4 hours ago, Greywolf2375 said:

Yeah, they definitely should have gone - any experience for a team like this is going to be a benefit.  Maybe there's other reasons that compiled and they just used the knee as the excuse

You mean like convincing the best player in 2018 to reclassify to be the best player in 2017?  :lol: 

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53 minutes ago, Rhom said:

You mean like convincing the best player in 2018 to reclassify to be the best player in 2017?  :lol: 

Has a reclassified player ever actually worked out for Duke?  I know of two highly ranked kids that did it in recent years, and both ended up sucking out loud (Dawkins and Murphy).  I feel like there was a third but they must have been so terrible that I completely forgot their name, but maybe it's just because I remember Dawkins because his sister died in a car crash going to a Duke game his freshman year (so, basically Coach K killed a young woman, yeah I said it, but no I really don't feel that way, or do I) and Murphy because we were also recruiting him.

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19 minutes ago, RedEyedGhost said:

Has a reclassified player ever actually worked out for Duke?  I know of two highly ranked kids that did it in recent years, and both ended up sucking out loud (Dawkins and Murphy).  I feel like there was a third but they must have been so terrible that I completely forgot their name, but maybe it's just because I remember Dawkins because his sister died in a car crash going to a Duke game his freshman year (so, basically Coach K killed a young woman, yeah I said it, but no I really don't feel that way, or do I) and Murphy because we were also recruiting him.

Who was the point guard he convinced to reclassify to come in and then recruited over him?  His uncle then got real loud and testy about how K had promised him lots of stuff and the kid missed out on his senior year of high school things. 

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Derryck Thornton.  Yep.  Although he did do better than the other two.  It's not really just Duke, either, these very late reclassifying kids always seem to struggle.  I wonder if that holds true for kids that do it at other points in the high school career too?  It's just that the really late ones are much more memorable.  

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