For all the chatter about how Duke players fall flat on their faces in the NBA, let me point out the list of former Blue Devils that are in the middle of (at the very least) decent pro careers: Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, Chris Duhon, Shane Battier, Luol Deng and JJ Redick, just to name a few.
Plus, point guard Kyrie Irving went No. 1 overall in this past summer’s NBA draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Expect more Dukies to enter next summer’s draft.
While I’m not sure exactly which of Coach K’s kids will go pro in 2012, I have a pretty good idea of who should.