Posts Tagged ‘Duke University’

Elliot Williams is a Duke Blue Devil!

November 1, 2007

Thank goodness. To say we needed Elliot Williams is a gross understatement.

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I’m definitely happy that he choose to lace em up with the Duke Blue Devils in 2008, we needed that. Everything I’ve seen and read about this 6-foot-4 combo guard is great for Duke. First, he’s committed to academics which is important for two reasons: 1. school will be a major priority, not just a tool to keep him eligible and 2. if he is a dominant player he’ll likely stick around a long so he can get that degree.

It’s hard to tell how a prep players skills will translate to the college game, especially early on in his career, but the tape on Williams is pretty sick. Peep it.

The thing you notice immediately from the tape is that this kid has handles, passing ability, hops, athleticism, a jumper, finishing skills and an attitude about his game. He kind of reminds me of Jason Williams, only without the power game (yet). Homey is a shifty lefty with all kinds of ability. I’m definitely looking forward to this. Elliot, welcome to the Duke family.

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Also, you gotta give it up to Coach K and the crew for landing this guy. One thing we can see is that Duke knows how to bring guards in. Now if we can only catch a decent transfer or something to tighten up that post game and we might really have something.

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Picture this in two years though: Two hot combo guards in Elliot Williams and Nolan Smith, G. Henderson at the three, Singler at the 4 and Zoubek or Lance at the 5. Scheyer in off the bench. Now that’s a squad. There may be hope yet.

– Lake

Duke Hoops gets a recruit

September 27, 2007

It was just announced that Duke got a side stone (as opposed to a crown jewel) for their 2008 recruiting class. Olek Czyz, a 6 foot, 7 inch senior power forward from Poland (now balling in Reno, NV) gave his commitment to Coach K and his staff of Wednesday of this week.

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Anybody who knows anything about Duke Basketball knows how crucial it is for Duke to land a hot class for the coming year so they can ran along side Scheyer, Henderson, Thomas, King, Nolan Smith, and Singler to make a run at a National Championship in two years. Olek Czyz, while having no real vowels in his name, might be a good complimentary player for that cause, but let’s be clear: WE NEED ELLIOT WILLIAMS & GREG MONROE!!!

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Gotta like the look and feel of a young El in a Duke uniform.

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With that said, welcome young Olek!!! I trust you’ll do your Polish lineage proud. Word on the street is you’ve got crazy ups (40 inch vertical) and love to dunk it around the cup. I like that.

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(O is looking kinda swole in this shot, I feel you player)

Not since the Polish Power, Ivan Putski came on the scene have I been more supportive of an Ex-Eastern Blocker like yourself.

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I’m sure that Polish connection you have with Michael K didn’t hurt either. At any rate, you are now a part of a movement and we’ll be loyal to you as we are all Duke Basketball players and alums. With that said, do me a favor, prime up homey.

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Please, PRIME UP!!!

OUT

– Lake doing this (or something similar):

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