100 percent, no chance to return
F- Justin Robinson (Gr)
F- Jack White (Sr)
F- Javin DeLaurier (Sr)
This is the easiest one I’ll do yet as all three of these gentlemen have reached the end of their eligibility. I thank Javin DeLaurier, Jack White, and Justin Robinson for their service and am especially excited to see how the story of the fifth-year senior unfolds in March.
Following Robinson’s winning ways in an 89-76 victory at home over North Carolina on Saturday night (13 points, six rebounds, four blocks, three assists, and a steal after living at the end of the bench for the first 27 games of this season and all of his past four years as a Blue Devil), Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski expressed similar excitement and said of his story, “It’s better than ‘Rudy.'”
Now, this isn’t to say Robinson won’t soon be back on the Duke bench in another role. Here’s a vision Krzyzewski gave about the 23-year-old two weeks ago:
“He’s a young man I’d like to see stay around here in coaching in some way. I know if any of my guys got jobs or whatever, JRob’s a guy that really understands the game, and in addition to understanding the game, he understands people. Every time JRob talks in a practice, individually or collectively, people listen to him.
“He runs our scout team, so that’s every game you’re putting in a new offense, he knows everything.”
OK, now for the one guy who is all but 100 percent to leave after this season…