Move In Day!
It’s a big day for Duke’s #2 overall recruiting class, as Trevon Duval, Gary Trent Jr, Jordan Tucker, Alex O’Connell, and Jordan Goldwire will arrive at Duke today (July 2nd) to begin building chemistry with the team to gear up for next season. Wendell Carter Jr. will arrive slightly behind them, on July 7th. This will give them a good month and a half before they head off to the Dominican Republic on August 17th. I’m sure I can speak for us all when I say I’m more than ready for the season, but I’m also extremely optimistic that Duke can mesh as a cohesive unit on both the offensive and defensive end. Being led by a fully healthy, mature Grayson Allen alongside an explosive point guard in Trevon Duval, who is ready to control the tempo for the Blue Devils; which is something we never really had last season. With all new teams, chemistry and cohesiveness will take time, (just hopefully not a whole entire season). Either way, I’m excited!
Last but not least, it was a HUGE weekend for JJ Redick, as he signed a 1-year, 23-million-dollar contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. He will bring a mentoring leadership to an extremely young but talented team. Along with that, he is one of the hardest working players in the NBA; and oh yeah, he also has the NBA’s highest 3-point percentage over the past 2 seasons at an astonishing 45.1%. It seems as if JJ is ready to #TrustTheProcess already hanging out with 76er Joel Embiid, and I know Philly is going to love Redick (Just not as much as us Duke fans do) but nonetheless; Congrats JJ, you deserve it!
Devil in a Blue Dress