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Duke Recruiting: Derek Lively Has Some Interesting Things To Say About The Blue Devils

Quite interesting actually

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: JUN 06 Pangos All-American Camp
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 06: Dereck Lively II looks on during the Pangos All-American Camp on June 6, at the Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, NV.
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Duke and UNC are both in major transitions now as Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams are leaving or have already left the game.

But it’s still Duke and UNC so that means plenty of jostling and pushing each other around on the court and on the recruiting trail, where the staffs bump into each other quite often.

And so it will be with talented big man Dereck Lively, out of the Westtown School in Westchester, PA, where, you may remember, Cam Reddish played his high school ball as well.

Lively is going to cut his list in a few days - on the 25th - and he tells that Duke is in the mix. Here’s what he had to say and, yes, it’s quite interesting: “You come here and the Duke Brotherhood ain’t going down or anything like that just because Coach K is stepping down. He’s still going to be there, the development is still going to be there and just the overall feeling of being a Duke athlete is still going to be there because I’m still going to be able to be coached by Coach K, he’s still going to be staying in the mix and staying in the whole development process throughout my recruitment if I go there.”

So coach emeritus?