Duke Basketball: Brotherhood set to seize rule over NBA from UK by 2020

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Brotherhood’s youth movement (part two)

There’s 26-year-old Rodney Hood hiding out in Cleveland while averaging 12.6 points this season.

There’s 19-year-old  Wendell Carter Jr. and 23-year-old Jabari Parker, who both need to find a way out of what is becoming an ugly situation in Chicago. Their coach benched Parker — maybe permanently — a few weeks ago and benched Carter Jr. during the second half of a loss last night (the rookie is still averaging 10.4 points and 6.9 rebounds).

There’s 19-year-old Marvin Bagley III and 20-year-old Harry Giles, who are both a part of the equation for the future of the Sacramento Kings.

There’s Tar Heel-killer Austin Rivers, 26, who is settling in nicely with his new squad in Houston.

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There’s Luke Kennard, 22, regularly lighting it up for Detroit despite not getting the playing time that he deserves.

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There’s the Denver Nuggets’ Mason Plumlee, 28, consistently prowling the paint for blocks, boards, and buckets.

There’s another 28-year-old, Seth Curry, who is shooting nearly 60 percent from beyond the arc across his last 11 appearances for the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Then there are whippersnappers like 23-year-old Jahlil Okafor, 23-year-old Grayson Allen, 20-year-old Frank Jackson, and 19-year-old Gary Trent Jr., all of whom have the potential to see a boost in playing time before 2020 arrives.

Yes, there’s also plenty of talented youngsters in the league who once played for Kentucky. And there are several prospects amongst the current Wildcats.

But don’t forget those Wildcats lost by 34 to the current Blue Devils two months ago.

And don’t forget that there is nobody else on the planet like Zion (a strong candidate to be Rookie of the Year next season and to become the game’s GOAT within the next decade).

Enough said.

Just check back with Ball Durham this time next year to see a recap of #TheBrotherhood seizing rule over the NBA from UK.

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