From: Nashville, TN
Duke's defense was damn impressive last night. Singler is really a beast. Still waiting for that Henderson breakout; I think it will come, but it may not fully come until the NBA level. His athleticism is off the charts though. Reminds me a lot of Grant Hill in some ways with how smooth he is. He really does seem like he glides in similar ways at times.
Also, Nolan Smith just adds so much to the Duke defense over Paulus. It gives a lot more length, and it allows everyone else to play tighter defense on their man instead of cushioning Paulus'. I don't know if there's a better perimiter defense in the country (1-4 actually) than Duke's this year.
I do have two continual questions though; if you're a big man, why would you not go to Duke right now? That's all they're missing to win a title. I continue to believe that if EITHER of Patrick Patterson (last year) or Greg Monroe (this year) had committed to Duke, they'd be a virtual lock for the title this year. And both were reportedly SOOOO close.
On the other hand, if you're a stud guard, why the hell WOULD you go to Duke right now? Elliott Williams has to be hating life as it's almost impossible to crack that rotation of Smith/Scheyer/Paulus/Henderson.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."