Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski held his first press conference of the fall Thursday in which he addressed his time with Team USA, Duke's upcoming season, the Blue Devil freshman class and the recent criticisms lofted at USA Basketball and himself.
The Blue Devil freshman class of Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow and Grayson Allen is the top-ranked group in the Class of 2014. After the departure of Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood to the NBA, Duke will lean on its young players to produce early, with Okafor leading the way. Krzyzweski pointed toward the willingness of the upperclassmen to help the rookies' transition as a big help in getting them acclimated.
"This freshman class is just ahead maturity-wise. With our team right now, it's not sophomores, freshmen, juniors, seniors; They're Duke basketball players. The freshmen aren't freshmen, they're Duke basketball players. There's not that differentiation... Read more