Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is a copycat coach. He’s copied Coach Cal for years.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Coach K convinced one of his Class of 2019 commits, Joey Baker, to reclassify and join next year’s team.
The five-star prospect announced Wednesday that he will graduate high school a year early and enter college next fall. Baker’s move will (likely) cement Duke’s place atop the 2018 class rankings. Good for them. It also cements the fact that Coach K follows Calipari’s every move like a little puppy dog and then does whatever he is doing. Coach Cal has gone after several 2019 prospects and pitched them to reclassify, and it appears K is doing the same. (Shocker.)
Here’s the odd part: Baker is a 6-foot-7 forward who plays out on the perimeter. Duke already has too many at that position with incoming five-stars RJ Barrett, Cameron Reddish and Zion Williamson, so Baker must be eager to try out Duke’s bench chairs. I guess he’s been talking to Marques Bolden about them.
Whatever, though. We’ll see them in November in Indianapolis, where Coach K will probably request the hotel room right next to Calipari’s.
Has Coach K tweeted about Dunkin’ Donuts yet?