Freshman Taylor King to leave Duke ba...

Freshman Taylor King to leave Duke basketball team

There are 9 comments on the The Associated Press story from Mar 31, 2008, titled Freshman Taylor King to leave Duke basketball team . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

Duke officials say freshman Taylor King has decided to leave the Blue Devils.

The announcement came Monday.

King, a 6-foot-6 native of Huntington Beach, Calif., saw action in all 34 games in 2007-08, averaging 5.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. He had two 20-point games, including 27 points against Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 25, 2007.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said King has 'the ability to be a good player,' adding that he supported King's decision to transfer.

Duke did not say where King would transfer. Read more

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obgyn24

New York, NY

#1 Apr 2, 2008
Does anyone know why King is leaving Duke or where he is transferring to?
obgyn24

New York, NY

#2 Apr 2, 2008
Bueller, Bueller.... anyone, anyone
Joe Crowley

Fairbanks, AK

#3 Apr 2, 2008
Do you know the reason why taylor king wanted to even leave an elite school like Duke? I just dont get it people like me would give almost anything to go play for Duke let alone for Coach K Himself, it just makes no sense.
Tauschman

Lexington, KY

#4 Apr 2, 2008
I think Coach K's comments were a little too short after the announcement. I wonder if they didn't get along. Could be King didn't like the prospects of playing limited time next year. Maybe he didn't think Duke will be very successful next year.
Kevin

Bailey, NC

#5 Apr 2, 2008
If I had to guess, he couldn't earn playing time, so he felt K should just give it to him instead.

A lot of fans are shocked at this announcement, but something no one is considering is maybe this move was "encouraged" by Coach K. Now he has a scholarship to offer a guy who follows instructions, and who is committed to improving his game. A lot of folks say King today is essentially the same player he was in the 7th grade. That should tell you a lot about his commitment to getting better.
sean

Bellflower, CA

#6 Apr 3, 2008
the boy cannt play D.the only thing hes good 4 is a few three. but that mean nothing if the person hes gaurding is getting 20.I hope hes not tryin to go to UCLA now, cause that aint gonna happen.you wanna play with the big boys you gotta play DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.lol
Tom

Spokane, WA

#7 Apr 3, 2008
Looks like Gonzaga or Villanova will be his next stop.
chad

United States

#8 May 17, 2008
obgyn24 wrote:
Does anyone know why King is leaving Duke or where he is transferring to?
he is tranferring to villinova
dook hater

Mooresville, NC

#9 Jul 10, 2008
first eric boateng; then jamal boykin; and now taylor king. continuing the legacy of dook busts that end up transfering within a couple years.

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