Coach K's New Obsession: Tall White Guys
It is no secret that Mike Krzyzewski, has done a remarkable job of recruiting during his tenure at Duke. It seems as though Duke brings in half of the McDonald’s All-American teams each year.
But lately it looks like Coach K is slowly recruiting the same player—for every position on the floor. Yes, Duke still has its share of athletes, and no, I don’t subscribe to the theory that all white players are “intelligent and savvy.”
After a while, you have to take a look at Duke’s team photo and ask yourself the question we’ve all been wondering: Do they really need another tall white guy?
Let’s take a look at the team’s current players and the guys coming in next year…
Listed at 6-8, 230, Singler is definitely a player. On a personal note, Singler's
hobbies include drawing, paintball, cards and frisbee golf. I'm not judging, I'm just saying.
Listed at 6-5, 185, Scheyer enjoys video games and football.
Not super tall, but definitely white and skinny.
At 6-10, 230, Plumlee has good size. He lists his favorite athlete as LeBron James.
No, this is not the same picture you just saw. I promise.
Zoubek is the thickest of the group, weighing in at 275 and standing 7-1.
Also listed at 6-5, 185, Pocius enjoys music, video games, tennis, and soccer.
Again, not so much a tree down low, but check a yes in the white and skinny box.
The little brother of Miles, Mason will look to earn major playing time next season in Durham.
Listed at 6-11, 215, Mason is a senior forward/center who averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocked shots per game during the 2007-2008 basketball season. He was selected All-Conference, All-Western, and All-State. This past summer he participated on the USA 18U National team that won the Silver Medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina.
Almost identical listings as Mason Plumlee, Kelly stands 6-10 and weighs 215.
Ryan is a senior forward who averaged 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks per game during the 2007-2008 season. Ryan led the Ravens to their second-straight conference title was named the TISAC Conference Player of the Year, an NCISAA All-State pick and a GlaxoSmithKline All-Tournament team selection.
And there you have it
The search continues...