From: Mahtomedi, MN
Ya, I like 'em both. Scheyer I have a bit of a problem with shot selection, but he's as good a shooter as there is in the country, so I can live with it.
Disagree here--Scheyer is only an adequate 3-point shooter. However, he is a very underrated scorer because of how smart a player he is. He's a 3rd option on a very good team, a 2nd option on a decent team, and 1st option on a bad team.
Last night, Duke got beaten by a better team. K's recruiting strategy and, as you guys have pointed out, near-misses, has been coming back to haunt him. When you're out-athleted at every position but Henderson's, you're not going to win all that often in today's college basketball. A team of white guys like Scheyer/Paulus/Singler used to be able to win in the 1990s. It can't anymore.
What also bothers me is that the same things that have been killing this team for the last two years showed up again last night: an overt reliance on the 3-point shot, and a lack of perimeter quickness and interior defense. Duke is still living and dying by the 3 against good teams, and still cannot shut down penetrating point guards. Until that changes, Duke will never again be a consistent threat in March.