It took nearly 80 days, but Duke basketball coach Jon Scheyer finally made an appearance on the Brotherhood Podcast.
The weekly podcast is hosted by Blue Devil center Ryan Young and includes interviews with former and current Duke players and coaches. Ahead of his second year as the Blue Devils’ leader, Scheyer joined the show as Young’s latest guest.
Listeners can find the episode on Spotify and iTunes or watch the video version on Duke’s YouTube channel. Here are five highlights from the interview.
What Duke basketball’s Jon Scheyer remembers about his first year, first game
It’ll likely be the answer to a trivia question down the road, but Scheyer’s first game as Duke’s head coach was Nov. 7, 2022, against Jacksonville at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils earned a 27-point victory and went on to win 27 games, including an ACC Tournament championship.
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“I just remember the excitement that I had. I was really excited for us to start the journey,” Scheyer said.
“I’ve walked out of that tunnel hundreds of times as a player, as a coach. It’s different coming out last. It’s up to you. You’re the one talking in the huddle pregame. You want to make sure our team is ready to go, but I also felt really confident. Our team was ready to play last year. It was an exciting time of not assuming anything is gonna happen.”
Blue Devils bring back plenty of experience
For the first time since 1986, Duke is returning its top four leading scorers. Kyle Filipowski, Jeremy Roach, Tyrese Proctor and Mark Mitchell are back to lead the Blue Devils.
“We’re older, but relative to other teams, we’re still young. … I love the fact that we have (almost) everybody back,” Scheyer said.
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Author : The Fayetteville Observer
Publish date : 2023-09-19 16:33:18
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