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Scheyer Returns

What amazed us about Jon Scheyer as a player was simple: we've never seen a guy go so long between obvious mistakes. He nearly always made the right decisions at the right time. It was the old cliche come to life: he was like a coach on the floor.

Recently, word got out that he was coming back to Durham as a special assistant to Coach K, and Monday it became official.

K certainly sounds thrilled: “Jon Scheyer is one of the amazing champions we’ve had in this program, and he’s certainly one of the greatest young men to ever wear the Duke uniform. He’s universally loved by Duke fans. It is incredibly exciting to be part of his journey to become a coach.”

His grasp of the game is just brilliant. If he can teach what he knows to other people, Duke's really gotten lucky and a great career may be getting started.