Jeff Goodman: Coach K talks about spending more time with his grandchildren as one of the primary reasons why he’s stepping away in a year. The one main theme of this news conference is how thankful and appreciative Coach K is of his family.
Duke sophomore Matthew Hurt announced Wednesday that he will declare for the 2021 NBA draft and forgo his remaining college eligibility by hiring an agent. Hurt was named first-team All-ACC and was named the ACC’s most improved player after averaging 18.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting 44.4% from 3-point range. “I’m so appreciative of Coach K, the coaches and staff at Duke for always trusting and believing in me,” Hurt wrote on social media. “It was always a dream of mine to play at Duke, and it’s also a dream of mine to play in the NBA.”
A Miami judge ruled Tuesday morning that Zion Williamson must answer questions under oath regarding his eligibility to play basketball at Duke. The former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick’s eligibility has been questioned by his former agent during a contract dispute. During a motion hearing in Miami-Dade County Court, judge David Miller denied a request by Williamson’s attorneys, who were attempting to stop Williamson from answering agent Gina Ford’s claims that he accepted illegal benefits that should have rendered him ineligible under NCAA amateurism rules.