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Barry Jacobs On Duke’s Summer Trip

The Blue Devils could profit mightily from the experience

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Basketball - Olympics: Day 7
Mike Krzyzewski is looking forward to seeing what his young team is made of. He’ll get his first glimpse in the Dominican Republic this summer.
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Barry Jacobs has a piece up on Duke’s trip to the Dominican Republic, or more accurately, what teams hope to get out of trips like that.

Typically, coaches take young teams so they can get some experience and a leg-up on bonding and finding roles and that’s what Duke is after too.

It also gives coaches a chance to see young players against significantly older players and to see where they stand in terms of skills and strength.

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