Duke basketball: Where does Jon Scheyer get his energy?

Duke basketball head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach-in-waiting Jon Scheyer (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

See it to believe it: Duke basketball shall remain in good hands for years.

Purposeful mind games and smack talk. Goofball humor. Side-betting. Directing. Demonstrating. Relating. Strategizing. Whistling. Sideline investigative work regarding a suspicious Tic Tac shortage. On-the-fly motivational quotes. Emotion. Watercooler talk. Altogether, an endless supply of the utter goodness that only Duke basketball guru Jon Scheyer can provide.

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Yes, the evidence below suggests the planned successor to Mike Krzyzewski can do it all, including all of the above and more. So perhaps with the intent to calm nerves about post-Coach K days, which begin after the upcoming season, the program’s social media team featured the 34-year-old this week with the following four minutes or so of “Jon Scheyer Mic’d Up”:

It’s only fair to acknowledge that “being the nation’s premier recruiter” is also a significant part of Scheyer’s daily routine. Husband and a father to two to boot. Still, the man somehow looks like he never misses a wink of sleep.

The Duke basketball-centric backstory of Jon Scheyer

An 18-year-old Jon Scheyer arrived at Duke for the 2006-07 season as a four-star bucket-getting shooting guard from the Chicago area who had once poured in 21 points in 75 seconds. He then averaged double-digit points right out of the gate as a freshman in Durham and proceeded to become one of the most trustworthy Blue Devils of all time on the court.

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As a senior in 2009-10, Scheyer’s cool, calm, collected move to full-time floor general was arguably the most indispensable contribution to that team’s national championship. Season averages of 18.2 points, 4.9 assists, 1.6 steals, and only 1.6 turnovers — not to mention his sweet shooting stroke and overall leadership — will forever belong in Duke basketball lore.

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Nowadays, Jon Scheyer is taking his final lessons from Coach K as a Blue Devil assistant, a position he has held since 2014. As for what to expect next season, well, simply put, refer back to the first paragraph here or replay the video above.