Duke basketball program loses another member of Krzyzewski family

Duke basketball guard Michael Savarino (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball guard Michael Savarino (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Another member of the Krzyzewski family is leaving the Duke basketball program. 

As if it was not enough seeing one Krzyzewski walk out the door of Cameron Indoor Stadium this season, another is doing the same.

Days after Mike Krzyzewski completed his final task as the head coach of the Blue Devils at the end of the season banquet, Krzyzewski’s grandson, Michael Savarino, entered the transfer portal on Tuesday morning, according to multiple reports.

Michael Savarino is the son of Debbie Krzyzewski Savarino, the oldest daughter of Mike Krzyzewski.

Debbie Savarino is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics and Special Events and Director of the Legacy Fund at Duke.

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The 6-foot native of Durham, North Carolina was a walk-on for the Blue Devils in his first two seasons before being awarded a scholarship prior to the 2021-22 season.

Michael Savarino will be a graduate transfer and averaged 2.3 minutes and 1.1 points per game this season after seeing the floor in 11 games this year.

Savarino made headlines early in the season when he was charged with Driving While Impaired with star freshman Paolo Banchero in the vehicle.

Michael Savarino was not publicly disciplined by the program but was not with the team for a number of games before slowly transitioning back to the team as an inactive player, followed by his regular duties on the Blue Devils.

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Duke now has another open scholarship for next season as the rest of the roster makes its decisions regarding the future.

Sophomore center Mark Williams has already declared for the 2022 NBA Draft while Joey Baker will return to Duke for his final year of eligibility.

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Michael Savarino was presented with the Dr. Deryl Hart Award at the program’s banquet last weekend, an award given to the top scholar-athlete on the team.

The Blue Devils currently have two walk-ons on their roster for next season, Stanley Borden and Spencer Hubbard.

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