It’s a bittersweet day for Duke fans– we see our players pursue their dreams in the NBA, but in doing so, they leave us. However, the amazing thing about this program is that they are all bound together by Coach K; they’ll never really leave because they’ll always be part of The Brotherhood.
But what do we expect? There’s the given. Unless all of a sudden, the entire Pelicans front office has lost their minds, Zion Williamson is headed south to the Big Easy in the state of Louisiana. This is especially evident considering that they just traded their franchise player, Anthony Davis. They need a franchise player to get them back on track and there’s nobody better to do that than Zion Williamson. Not only is he a generational talent (no, he is not just an athlete), he’s an ambassador for the game of basketball. He brings energy and enthusiasm to the locker room. He’s got an infectious smile and he always credits his teammates. He could have the biggest ego on earth for all the attention he’s gotten it, and even yet Zion is down-to-earth and humble. He gives credit to his teammates. Zion is every coach’s dream player.
Next, there’s RJ Barrett. He’s a shooting guard with a ton of potential; he’s long and athletic and the kind of things that he can do around the rim are incredible. He needs a more consistent shot from deep but everything is there for him to become a very successful player at the next level. His midrange jumper is absolutely lethal and once you give him the left hand, it’s over. As for his draft spot, the #2 spot looks to go to Ja Morant of Murray State, but New York and RJ have found a match at the #3 spot. It is just about certain that the Knicks will select him, and he’s the star that they direly need.
Cam Reddish and Marques Bolden are the question marks. Cam Reddish had high and low points, and Marques wasn’t expected to go at all. We’re thinking lottery for Cam and late first round for ‘Ques. CamFam is projected at #8.
7pm on ESPN. The beginning of the era of Zion. Bleed blue.