Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is arguably one of the best ever to stroll the sidelines.
Under his guidance, the Blue Devils have register the No. 1 class for three consecutive seasons: 2016, 2017 and 2018, according to the 247Sports composite. With the top three prospects and four of the top 10 in the 2018 class already signed to Duke, Krzyzewski’s legend only continues to grow.
While speaking with SEC Country ahead of the McDonald’s All-American game about the difference between Krzyzewski and Kentucky coach John Calipari, the No. 9 overall recruit, point guard Tre Jones made his feelings quite clear.
“Playing for Coach K, you only get that opportunity once to play for the greatest coach of all time. Just being able to play with him, you know that he’s been able to coach some of the best players to ever play. He knows a lot, he’s able to teach a lot, so just being able to play for him.”
Jones joins a loaded class with the nation’s No. 1 player, small forward R.J. Barrett, No. 2 player Cameron Reddish and No. 3 player Zion Williamson.
While Duke will likely lose top-ranked big men Wendell Carter Jr. and Marvin Bagley III to the NBA Draft, the Blue Devils will immediately reload with a sweep of the top prospects across the board.
Duke has won five national championships under Coach K, with its most recent coming in 2015.