Unless we’re forgetting someone, the last time Duke recruited a kid out of Alabama it was Antonio Lang, who had a very nice career with the Blue Devils, winning two rings and missing a third by his fingertips as Scotty Thurman hit a crucial three for Arkansas in 1994.
Could they make a successful late move for 6-9 Trendon Watford?
Watford seems to think so. When asked if he’d be interested he said “yes for sure.”
His coach, Bucky McMillan, came up with the great tag line on the headline of this story: “Duke, they can kind of do that. Duke is like Alabama football. You get an offer from Duke -- whether it’s early or whether it’s late -- that means a lot. … It’s the Broadway of basketball.”
Man what a great line that is. With all due respect to coach McMillan, we’re going to hang on to that.