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RJ Barrett to DUKE!!!

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RJ Barrett to DUKE!!!

Coach K comes through again.


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I️ hate Coach K. That’s all I

I️ hate Coach K. That’s all I got to say

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It's kind of amazing how Duke

It's kind of amazing how Duke has now become the preeminent one and done school in America. Even more so than Kentucky. Not an indictment of the program or anything but it's such a shift from the Duke teams that I've grew up watching that generally won with chemistry and players who stayed 3-4 years. Great signing for Duke but he won't be around long.

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If you were a top young

If you were a top young prospect surely you would want to play under probably the best coach in the NCAA in John K. I know that John Calipari at Kentucky has a reputation for being a great showcaser of one and done guys but I feel that a player would learn more potentially under John K for a year.

Plus Duke also usually have some very good returning guys who the star freshmen can play alongside so that perhaps gives them a bit of a feel of being on an NBA type team being surrounded by a couple of solid seniors.

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Welcome to Duke

RJ reminds me of a taller DeMar DeRozen, more polished than DeRozen going into his Senior year of high school.

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The Rich get Richer

Kinda feels like Duke is a Microcosm for the country as a whole

The aristocrat class gets more & more

While everyone else fights for scraps

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Interesting that Duke have

Interesting that Duke have got both RJ and Reddish as freshmen next year. Both are listed as SGs, do you think John K will use Reddish as an SF more given he is the slightly taller of the two, the heavier and with the bigger wingspan.

But RJ isn't a good size for an SG and has a good wingspan so you may even see him playing some SF if his athletic edge could be effective.

I like the Michael Redd comparison for RJ which this site used too.

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Who is John K? Doesn't matter

Who is John K?

Doesn't matter what position they're slotted at, they're both wings with Reddish being more of the shooter and Barrett being more of a slasher. Reddish has the slightly bigger, longer frame and he's not as quick so maybe he'll defend the bigger wing, but they're pretty much interchangeable positionally.

Not feeling the Redd comparison either. Redd was more of a jumpshooting gunner with a slick handle. Barrett's more of a straight line slasher with a very streamlined game and a basic handle. I guess they're both left-handed though...idk. I think Barrett could be what people thought Shabazz Muhammad was supposed to be coming out of high school. He's more athletic, lighter on his feet and doesn't play with blinders on.

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