Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski excited for 2021-22 season

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski is excited for the 2021-22 season. 

After a disappointing end to the 2020-21 season, Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski is already looking forward to the 2021-22 campaign.

COVID-19 was the reason why the Blue Devils didn’t have the opportunity to reach the postseason in back-to-back seasons as Duke was disqualified from the ACC Tournament after finding a positive test prior to its quarterfinal game against Florida State.

Should the Blue Devils have found a way to defeat the Seminoles, it’s very likely that Mike Krzyzewski would have been in the NCAA Tournament, instead of watching at home for the first time since 1995.

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However, after reports surfaced that Duke would have been ready to compete in the Field of 68 if selected, those reports were proven false after it was found that roughly half of the Blue Devils roster has tested positive for COVID-19 since March 11.

The Duke Men’s Basketball Twitter account posted a video in which Krzyzewski recapped the 2020-21 season and looked forward to 2021-22.

Music to the ears of Duke basketball fans, “We are going to add some guys to them, and I think we are going to be in good shape for next year.”

Who will be the Duke basketball additions?

Mike Krzyzewski has already signed two five-star recruits in Paolo Banchero and Adrian Griffin Jr., but the Blue Devils are still in the race for Patrick Baldwin Jr., Trevor Keels, and Charles Bediako.

Duke was the favorite for Baldwin and Keels for a large portion of their recruitments but have seemingly since given way to Milwaukee for Baldwin, where his father is the head coach, and Villanova for Keels.

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Alabama has been a consistent favorite for Bediako despite the interest from the Blue Devils.

Trevor Keels will be announcing his college decision on April 4 and perhaps could fill the void of joy or sadness for Duke fans on what is the night before the National Championship Game.

More importantly, now the questions that surround the Blue Devils are focused on who will remain in Durham for the 2021-22 season.

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