Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer thinks he has an advantage over other coaches.
Jon Scheyer has hit the ground running since officially taking over for Mike Krzyzewski as the head coach of the Duke basketball program, but he believes this is truly just the beginning.
Scheyer sat down for an interview with Jeff Goodman of The Field of 68 for its offseason series Off The Carousel, in which the platform talks with new head coaches around the country about their new jobs and challenges running the program.
However, Scheyer said that he thinks he has an “advantage” over other coaches in the country as the conversation around Name, Image, and Likeness heats up.
“It’s because you are 34 [years old],” Goodman told him.
“But I think it’s an advantage, in a lot of respects,” Scheyer responded.
Duke has become one of the leaders in NIL as the biggest program in college basketball playing on the national stage on a weekly basis.
Paolo Banchero, the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2021-22, brought in numerous NIL deals in his only season with the Blue Devils, including becoming the first college basketball player to ever organically appear in the video game NBA2K.
Duke basketball head coach not worried about following legend
Jon Scheyer has repeatedly said that he does not feel the pressure of following Mike Krzyzewski as the head coach of Duke but feels as if he is better equipped to thrive in this new era of the sport due to his youth and ability to adapt to the changing landscape of college basketball.
The Blue Devils currently have the No. 1 recruiting classes in both 2022 and 2023, according to 247Sports.
Scheyer is continuing to fill one of the final spots on the Duke roster, whether that be the return of guard Trevor Keels or landing highly coveted transfer product AJ Green from Northern Iowa.