Deviled Eggs: September 20th, 2010

Every Monday morning, Crazie-Talk culls Duke basketball news, articles, and videos into a half dozen of the best “Deviled Eggs” on the interwebs.

Here are this week’s best.

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1. Duke Dunks

Check out this video for some of the nastiest Blue Devil throwdowns caught on tape.  Everyone from G to Mike Dunleavy (no joke) gets in on the action.  My personal favorite- Dahntay Jones’s poster on Nick Vanderlaan of UVA (:47).   Not bad for a bunch of players that are alarmingly unatheletic.

To our readers – who’s your favorite Duke dunker?

2. Video: Q&A with Chris Collins recently sat down with men’s basketball associate head coach Chris Collins for a Q&A. Collins discusses working with USA Basketball during the 2010 FIBA World Championships, differences between working with the 2008 Olympic Team and the 2010 World Championship Team, facing former Blue Devil and Lithuania National Team player Marty Pocius, plus much more.

3. Chicago Honors Coach K

There’s President’s Day, Father’s Day, Veteran’s Day, and now- “Mike Krzyzewski Day.”  The city of Chicago honored Coach K this past Wednesday as the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame’s “Coach of the Year. ” Krzyzewski, who grew up in the suburbs of the Windy City, attributed much of his success to late DePaul baskeetball coach Ray Meyer, a friend and mentor.  Congrats coach, and hopefully Mike Krzyzewski Day can grow to become a national holiday!

4. Saban a fan of Duke Basketball

In wake of this past weekend’s Duke-Alabama “game,” one good news for Duke is that Coach K has at least one extra fan- Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban.  Saban, who appeared on Krzyzewski’s radio show this past summer, had nothing but positive reviews for the Duke coach.  It’s just too bad that he didn’t show too much of that respect during this weekend’s beatdown at Wally-Wade.

5. Quinn Cook and Austin Rivers – Duke’s Backcourt in 2011?

Quinn Cook, one of the top point guard prospects in the class of 2011, was on campus for the Duke-Alabama showdown this weekend. It’s a real possibility that he dons Duke blue next season…along with one of his close friends, Austin Rivers. Quinn will be back on campus on October 2nd for his official visit, while Austin will be in Durham for Countdown to Craziness on October 15th.

6. The Official Austin Rivers ‘HoopMixtape’

I’m not quite sure where my life would be without (though I’d probably have a better GPA), but I know for a fact that I still love checking out their Youtube videos.   They’ve got a new mixtape of Austin, who looks absolutely nasty in this video.  In my opinion, he has to be the number one player in the class of 2011.  No other high school player possesses the same offensive repertoire as rivers- his combination of athleticism, skill, and intelligence has molded him into an elite guard (I love the step-back three at :43).  Countdown to Craziness can’t get here soon enough!