Sometimes, we judge Duke basketball talent by their song choices and moves.
From best to worst, here is how the 14 Duke Blue Devils performed on the makeshift dance floor (video below) before the Blue-White scrimmages began at Countdown to Craziness on Friday night.
1. Duke basketball junior guard Michael Savarino
It’s hard not to put Michael Savarino at the top of this list, given the reaction that he got from the crowd. It’s also not hard to be loved by the crowd when your grandfather is the greatest coach in basketball history.
Savarino got the crowd going with “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. No matter who you are or where you come from, this is a song that everybody secretly likes. He got up on the scores table and danced to the song with the Cameron Crazies right behind him, dancing along with him. He definitely gets bonus points for getting the fans involved and choosing an out-of-the-box song.
2. Duke basketball freshman center Stanley Borden
This guy is almost a complete mystery after being a late addition to the Blue Devils roster as a walk-on. Stanley Borden’s song of choice was a “Little Einsteins” remix. It’s a song that went viral on social media back around 2015, but it must have made a big enough impression on the 7-footer to use in his introduction to the Duke basketball world.
Borden’s enthusiasm was remarkable, and his dance moves synced perfectly with the song (unlike Jaylen Blakes). The Crazies cheered for him as much as any other freshman. It was a unique song choice, and the dance moves were awesome. That’s why I have to put him high on this list.