Saturday, December 10, 2016

Basketball, Big Bucks & Education

We had the pleasure of watching Duke play this afternoon in the T-Mobile Arena in LasVegas, NV. Duke beat UNLV 94-45 and were led by Jr. Grayson Allen who scored 34 points including this spectacular dunk. It was the first time we were able to see Duke play this year. Tim, who has been a Blue Devil fan since attending there, keeps us tuned in and says they will be a contender for another NCAA Championship. It was almost ironic that the Duke game followed Nebraska on ESPN. The Huskers with Coach Tim Mills, lost to the Kansas Jayhawks 72-89 in the Phog Allen Fieldhouse. The Huskers actually outscored the Jayhawks in the 2nd half after trailing 34-54 at the half.
It seems that being competitive is about as much as Nebraska basketball fans can expect. While Tim Mills appears to be a good Coach, it is doubtful that he will ever be able to recruit the calibre of players necessary to be ranked in the top 10 nationally. But, Coach Krzyzewsky also has his problems in his 36th year at Duke. His reputation as a Coach and the Duke reputation, has the top players in the Country, considering Duke  while still in High School. His problem is keeping them there 4-years before accepting the big bucks as a pro. With age limiting the professional playing years, it is understandable that giving up a year or two of college may be a good investment. I was going to college at 45 and hadn't received any big bucks to delay it.

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