You all probably know by now about Duke’s summer excursion. The Blue Devils defeated the Chinese Junior National Team 93-78 yesterday, sweeping the 3-game series. Ryan Kelly led the way with 20 points, and Miles Plumlee had a nice double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. All in all, the team had 6 players in double-digit scoring. Be sure to take a look at some of the postgame interviews on GoDuke.com. Now, Duke is off to Dubai and will face the UAE National Team this Thursday, August 25th.
Outside of the games themselves, the team has been quite busy, from visiting the Forbidden City to climbing the Great Wall of China. Catch up on all their experiences by checking out our good friend Dave Bradley’s blog of their time there.
Two Duke faculty members explain what makes Coach K such an effective coach and leader. They discuss how he creates a strong sense of community and spirit and suggest a few of his strategies for business leaders to follow. Definitely check out this excellent article.
As alluded to earlier, RKelly has been on an absolute tear in China. Even the Twitterverse is taking notice. Could this be his break out year? Only time will tell, but we certainly hope so!
Three of Duke’s top 2013 targets are Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and Nerlens Noel. All three are right at the top of the Class of 2013 rankings. Read a little about each of them and find out why many think this class has a chance to be one of the best in recent memory. Afterwards, take a look at who else Duke is targeting in the Classes of 2012 and 2013.
And finally, some news from the NBA. Elton Brand, former Blue Devil, is itching to play basketball again with his team, the Philadelphia 76ers. So much that he helped set up a team workout for the coming week. He’s been following the lockout’s progress closely for his teammates and hopes a resolution will come soon, though he admits that might be a bit of wishful thinking. See what Brand has to say about what he’s been up to and what his near future looks like.
That’s all for this week’s Deviled Eggs. Hope you enjoyed them! Best of luck to the team on Thursday, and be on the lookout for more from us at Crazie-Talk as the team finishes up its worldwide tour!