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Duke Recruiting: Joe Girard Background

A long and interesting piece from the Syracuse paper

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Background: LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: Basketballs are shown in a ball rack before a semifinal game of the Pac-12 basketball tournament between the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats at T-Mobile Arena on March 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Wildcats won 78-67 in overtime.
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Joe Girard has drawn a lot of attention because of his shooting ability. With the game increasingly opening up, great shooters are going to be at a premium because they force defenders out, thus opening driving lanes.

This article has a lot more information about Girard, including his family’s athletic tradition which goes back generations and currently could see up to five Girards on Joe’s team. Three family members coach there.

So far though, Joe is the best athlete the family has produced and he’s going to be hard to surpass.

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