So it appears Coach K is mulling a return to USA Basketball and has not closed the door. I think most people hoped that Coach K would return and continue the run he’s piloted for USA Basketball. Jerry Colangelo says he expects a decision within a weeks time.
On the recruiting trail long time target Theo Pinson will be informing suitors as to what college he will be attending next year. Pinson will be choosing between Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, Louisville and North Carolina. Some feel Duke has a shot, but in my opinion (no sources) with Grayson Allen already committed to Duke Pinson will most likely land somewhere else, my feeling is Indiana or Louisville.
Congrats to Semi Ojeleye on being named Parade’s Player of the Year. Semi averaged 38 points per game for Ottawa High School and will suit up for the Devils come the beginning of the season.
Duke as reported earlier has shown interest in Tarik Black (Memphis transfer) but if you believe the chatter out there then Black is a done deal to Bill Self and Kansas. It would make sense if Black is looking to be a backup or be platooned. It’s hard to say what exactly he is looking for,Â at Duke he would most like to be a starter or at very least get starter type minutes but with Andrew Wiggins and the momentum Kansas currently has it’s certainly possible they have the upper hand . He will have competition with Landen Lucas and super frosh Joel Embiid so it will be interesting to see what transpires. Also said to be in the mix is Georgetown and Ohio State.