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Myron Medcalf Latest Reality Check On The Three-Point Argument Against Duke

If you’re mediocre from deep but hitting nearly 2/3 ‘s of your two point shots, wouldn’t most coaches accept that?

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 26: Tre Jones #3 of the Duke Blue Devils runs onto the floor before their game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 26, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina.
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Just as quickly as there was a stampede of people saying THREE POINT SHOOTING IS GOING TO KILL DUKE BASKETBALL some smarter folks have looked more carefully at this and realized: not so fast.

Latest example: ESPN’s Myron Medcalf, who points out that a) Duke is a tremendous defensive team and b) the Blue Devils are shooting nearly 60% on two point shots.

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