Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is retaining busy throughout faculty basketball’s hiatus.
The Blue Devils picked up one other Ivy Leaguer after lacking out on Harvard’s Seth Towns, as Columbia ahead Patrick Tape introduced he’ll play for Duke as a graduate transfer and will likely be eligible to play within the 2020-21 season, in line with CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.
“It was actually simply being near dwelling and having my household come see me, the wonderful custom they’ve there, and the chance to play for the very best coach of all time,” Tape informed ESPN.
The Charlotte, N.C., native picked Duke over different ACC faculties together with Syracuse and Maryland, as properly as USC and Ohio State.
Tape sat out the 2019-20 season with a toe damage that might have seen him miss the primary few video games of the season. Rather than miss a piece of his senior season, Tape left the crew to protect his eligibility and accomplished his coursework to graduate.
At 6-foot-10, 220 kilos, Tape will assist make up for the lack of huge males Javin DeLaurier and Vernon Carey Jr., who is anticipated to depart for the NBA draft, after averaging 11.three factors and 5.9 rebounds in a breakout junior season in 2018-19. He is joined up entrance by incoming freshman Mark Williams for a Blue Devils crew that may function simply two gamers 6-10 or taller.