Though many assume the highest-flying Duke basketball player last season will be in the NBA next season, he sure does have a knack for keeping his followers on the edge of their seats.
Last week, Twitter funny man and Duke basketball freshman Cassius Stanley retweeted a Ball Durham request for him to tweet more often with the following response: “It’s only right I continue to tweet during this quarantine I guess.”
Fast forward to Wednesday. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound guard evidently opted to quit playing games and think about his future. As his name continues to float around hope-filled stratospheres as someone who could be a rare rookie in recent years to average double-digit points and then return to Durham for a sophomore campaign, Stanley chose a fitting GIF for what looks like a no-words-necessary tweet about his pending decision:
“Batman” falls between the late first round and the late second round on most 2020 NBA Draft boards. After arriving at Duke last year as only a four-star prospect and the program’s lowest-ranked recruit on the 247Sports 2019 Composite at No. 37, the 20-year-old surprised many with his clutch play in the season-opening win over eventual No. 1 Kansas.
And Stanley electrified Cameron Indoor Stadium across the entire ride for a Duke squad that finished 25-6 and No. 11 in the final AP Poll.
By season’s end — too soon due to uncontrollable circumstances, denying Stanley the opportunity to live March Madness as a Blue Devil should he bolt early — the Los Angeles native earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors.
The full-time starter averaged 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 47.4 percent from the field. His vertical back in the fall was higher than that of Zion Williamson prior to the 2018-19 Duke basketball season. No doubt he’s an ideal teammate. He’s obviously a spectacular suspense-builder on social media.
Stanley also took to Instagram on Wednesday to post what one may decode in so many ways:
So the question remains: will Cassius Stanley cash in his talents at the next level or cash in on a second chance to chase championship banner No. 6 for Duke?
Well, the teases suggest that not even Cash knows what his future holds just yet.
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