“Duke Only Recruits Uncle Toms”

10 Mar


“ESPN’s Jalen Rose appeared on First Take this morning to discuss 30 for 30’s Fab Five documentary. During the segment, ESPN producers showed a very interesting clip from the film, wherein Rose said, “For me, Duke was personal. I hated Duke. And I hated everything I felt Duke stood for. Schools like Duke didn’t recruit players like me. I felt like they only recruited black players that were Uncle Toms.”

“Mike Krzyzewski has been the Duke basketball coach since 1980.  His record is 821-223.  Duke has won 4 NCAA Championships (fifth all-time) and appeared in 10 Championship Games (second all-time) and 15 Final Fours(third all-time), while maintaining an NCAA-best .750 NCAA tournament winning percentage. Eleven players have been named the National Player of the Year, while 71 players have been drafted in the NBA Draft. In the 2008–2009 NBA season, Duke had more former players on NBA rosters than any other school. Additionally, Duke has had 55 All-Americans and 14 Academic All-Americans. Duke has won the most Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championships with 18. Duke has also won the regular season 19 times. Duke won Southern Conference championships five times. Duke finished the season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll seven times. Duke is second, behind only UCLA, in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 121 weeks. The Blue Devils have the second longest streak in the AP Top 25 in history with 200 consecutive appearances from 1996 to 2007, trailing only UCLA’s 221 consecutive polls from 1966–1980.”


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