Duke to square off with former Blue Devil Michael Gbinije

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Between the lack of playing time and the team dynamic, the pressure at Duke simply wasn’t for him.

“The reality is he just wasn’t happy with the situation,” Frank Gbinije said. “They wanted him to be a different person.”

The decision to transfer came as a shock to his parents Frank and Yvette Gbinije. Yvette said Michael didn’t give them any clue. She even said she found out from newspapers and word of mouth, not from Michael himself.
They had been talking about it as a family, but she never expected him to follow through.

“He usually talks things over with us,” Yvette Gbinije said. “He thinks. He knows what he wants, too. He was very decisive, he took his decision like a man, and he did it.

“We never expected him to do it.”

No one did.

Playing his first season at Syracuse, the 6-foot-7 guard is one of the Orange's first guards off the bench. Gbinije is averaging 3.6 points per game on the year.


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