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Amile Jefferson Making An Impression In Minnesota

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NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves-Media Day
Sep 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Amile Jefferson (10) poses for a photo during media day at Mayo Clinic Square. 
Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

If Duke fans wanted to talk about what’s admirable about former Blue Devil Amile Jefferson, how would they do it? They’d say stuff like this:

“[His]energy, his attitude, his approach, eagerness to learn, makes the group better just (with) the way he practices, good habits.”

Only in this case, the comments mean more because they come from Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau who sounds very impressed.

Then again, he likes Duke guys: “The biggest thing about Duke is I think you understand how to be part of a team. I think all the winning over the years, it’s a winning culture. So you learn from that.”

Clearly he hasn’t made the team yet but there are better talents who don’t win a fraction of that sort of respect.

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