Duke

Coach K welcomes mature class to camp with eyes on the youthful future

Posted May 31

— Mike Krzyzewski is busy this week with his annual fantasy camp. A chance to work with, well, more mature basketball players. But he's looking ahead to a much more youthful group that will gather as his new team later this summer.

"It's interesting to put it together if you have talent," Krzyzewski said. "We have talent. It's just a lot of it is young."

Very young talent. The 2017-18 Blue Devils will only have one senior and one junior on the roster. The rest of the scholarship players are freshman and sophomores. And that's part of the reason why Coach K decided to plan a trip this summer to the Dominican Republic.

"We'll have an opportunity to play against their national team and probably do closed scrimmages a couple of times," Krzyzewski said.

Even more important than that, the practices the team can have before they leave. The NCAA allows teams to make trips like this once every four years, and they can practice up to 10 times to prepare.

"Give our freshman an opportunity and know what it is to play against good competition," Krzyzewski said. "It's more of a realistic look at who you are in August."

Duke will leave for the Dominican Republic in August. This is the program's first international trip since 2011 when future national champ Quinn Cook was a freshman.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Premier League Soccer : Manchester United vs. Leicester

    Saturday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Panther Talk w/ Head Coach Ron Rivera

    Tonight at 7:05 on 99.9 The Fan

  • The Dave Doeren Show

    Wednesday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Major League Baseball Washington Nationals at Houston Astros

    Wednesday at 7:30 pm on 95.7 The Ticket

AP Top 25
Sat, Aug 26
4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET11:30 GMT7:30 北京时间4:30 MST6:30 EST
7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 北京时间7:00 MST9:00 EST
Minor League Baseball
International League
Columbus 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Toledo 
Syracuse 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Lehigh Valley 
Louisville 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Indianapolis 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Rochester 
Gwinnett 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Durham 
Charlotte 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Norfolk 
Buffalo 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Pawtucket 
Solheim Cup (LPGA)
USA: 16.5 | Europe: 11.5
Singles - Day 3
MatchScore
Hull1 up
LangF (18)
 
Thompsonhalved
NordqvistF (18)
 
Matthew1 up
LewisF (18)
 
Salas1 up
Ewart ShadoffF (18)
 
Creamer1 up
HallF (18)
 
Yinhalved
IcherF (18)
 
Kerr2 and 1
ReidF (17)
 
Kang3 and 1
PedersenF (17)
 
Sagstrom3 and 2
ErnstF (16)
 
Piller4 and 2
ParkerF (16)
 
Masson4 and 2
WieF (16)
 
Ciganda4 and 3
LincicomeF (15)
View Full Leaderboard
 
Paul Lawrie (EURO)
Leader in BOLD/CAPS
MatchHScore
Siem v OTAEGUI172 and 1
CARLSSON v Canizares163 and 2
View Full Leaderboard