It's undeniable—players who go through the Duke Blue Devils basketball program come out as better players. But is that enough of a pitch to recruit the top high school players in the country any more?
Coach Mike Krzyzewski has put together great Duke teams who buy into his program of fundamental basketball. His teams gel together quickly, and his influence is always apparent.
With two national championships in the past 12 seasons, it's hard to complain about the status of Duke basketball.
However, Duke's inability to recruit with the other top programs in the country begs the question: Are Coach Krzyzewski and Duke losing their luster with recruits?
The Duke Blue Devils' reputation as a college basketball powerhouse hasn't translated to landing enough of the top high school basketball recruits in recent years.
Here are a few ways the Blue Devils are losing their luster with recruits.