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The NBA is a dream for millions of young players across the world, hundreds of colleges to choose from if your good enough you may be recruited by a program with a hall of fame coach, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Roy Williams, the Kentucky Wildcats and John Calipari, to the Kansas Jayhawks Bill Self. Yet there is none other quite like the Duke Blue Devils and legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski, and some of basketballs future stars agree as the number one, two, and three recruited from the 2018 have all committed to the Blue Devils.
First on the list is the number one overall player in 2018 via ESPN R.J. Barrett of Montverde Academy, an athletic small forward whose ability to push the ball up court is second to none in this high school class. The number two overall player in 2018 Cameron Reddish also the number two small forward in the nation, an amazing two-way player with a 7’1 wingspan that has the ability to cause trouble for any team on both ends of the floor. Our nations number three player in the country is vital sensation Zion Williamson, this uber athletic power forward that is without a doubt one of the most physical players coming to a sports center top ten near you. As well as the Blue Devils signing the number 9 player and number one ranked point guard Tre Jones a scrappy guard who’s not afraid to hustle on defense and is extremely unselfish.
The Blue Devils are one of Americas favorite teams to hate, with classic perception of spoiled rich kids and a cast throughout decades of dislikable stars on their team. In reality, there may be no better program to become a professional in the sport of basketball and that has a lot to do with the man in charge Mike Krzyzewski A.K.A Coach K, who’s resume in college athletics is very impressive. Becoming head coach of the Blue Devils Program in 1980 and since then leading the Blue Devils 14 time ACC tournament champs, 12 final four appearances, and racking up 5 NCAA division one tournament champs. Producing NBA players such as Grant Hill, J.J. Redick, Carlos Boozer, Jabari Parker, Kyrie Irving, and Jason Tatum. Multiple all-star caliber and NBA ready player, there are many more including one of the biggest prospects in collage this season Marvin Bagley III, who reclassified the 2017 graduation class to play for the Blue Devils this season.
If the collage resume doesn’t impress you, what he has done with USA basketball will, Leading the Redeem Team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics to gold after losing in the 2004 Olympics. Leading an all-star cast of players including Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, And many more, gaining praise from all players he coached and would continue running the US mens basketball team to two more gold medals playing with some of the greatest American players of all time including being an assistant coach on the 1992 dream team that featured Legends Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird along with a lot more. One of the greatest coaches of all time would make sure to run one of the Greatest programs of all time, and R.J., Cam, Zion, and Tre have joined the Brotherhood it should be fun.