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Nate James Makes Another Hire At Austin Peay

And again, it’s a guy with an NCCU background

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - JANUARY 04: Associate head coach Nate James of the Duke Blue Devils talks with Vernon Carey Jr. #1 prior to the game against the Miami Hurricanes at the Watsco Center on January 04, 2020 in Miami, Florida.
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Nate James has been putting his new staff together at Austin Peay and it’s been interesting to see how much he’s drawn on his Durham connections - but not from Duke.

James had previously hired Michael Cotton and Jason Harris as assistants. Presumably he met both when they were at North Carolina Central in recent years.

Now he’s gone back to the well for a third staffer as Carl Little is now the Director of Basketball Operations for Austin Peay.

Little has an interesting and bit unconventional history.

He was in the military, both Air Force and Army, and coached some there, doing quite well apparently.

After he retired, he did an apprenticeship with Duke and ultimately found his way back to Durham at Central.

As we’ve said before, it’s clear that James puts a high value on knowing people. And clearly he’s happy with the former Eagles he’s hired.