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Nyah Green On Why She Chose Duke

Some interesting stuff in this interview, including her comments on Louisville and what she likes about Kara Lawson

High School Basketball: McDonald’s High School All American Portrait Day
Mar 23, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; McDonalds High School All American guard Nyah Green (31) poses for a photo on portrait day at the Hilton Hotel Crystal Ball Room before the 2019 McDonalds All American Game.
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After deciding to leave Louisville, Nyah Green chose Duke over nearly three dozen possible schools.

She’s going to be in Durham soon and will start practicing with the team but can’t play until next year. The Duke Chronicle has an interview up with the newest Blue Devil and she has some interesting things to say. Let’s go to the videotape! So to speak, anyway.

  • “Louisville just wasn’t a good fit for me. The offense didn’t fit my game, and I know playing for Kara, I’m gonna have the opportunity to play my game within her system and within her offense. And the fact that she believes in me, she really believes in me and I believe in her and the coaching staff that she’s put together.”
  • “[A]t Louisville, I was playing out of position. I was very uncomfortable. [Louisville head coach Jeff] Walz had me playing the four and the five, which is not my position. Within Kara’s system it’s very free-flowing, a lot of space—that’s what I’m comfortable with.”
  • “Well art is my first thing—Louisville didn’t offer art, like a graphic art or visual art type of major there. So [Computer Information Systems] was my Plan B. So what I’m gonna do [at Duke], I’m gonna major in Visual Arts and Media Studies and minor in computer science.”

For the entire interview, hit the link above. Lots more good stuff there.