Christian Laettner Predicts Duke vs Miami Will Play For The NC
Surprise! Surprise!...What a homer. As most of you know Laettner now lives in Ponte Vedra and he was speaking this morning on Jax radio. He thinks Miami and Duke will play for the NC. (All ACC championship) Thinks Miami is a great team with an experienced coach and experienced players. Said this is his time of year...tournament time. Said he gets asked about the play he made against Kentucky that we are tired of watching that gets played and repeated ad nauseum. Loves Coach K and says most players want to play in his system because they see results.
He is running a basketball academy in Jacksonville and interestingly worked out with Grayson Allen of Providence when the kid was 14 whom Billy is recruiting. Said Duke assistant coaches are high on him and are counting on Laettner to close the deal so to speak. However, he did say Allen is interested in Florida but he hopes he'll pick Duke in the end. Laettner thinks Grayson is going to be a big time stud in college.
He said Florida would make it to the sweet 16 and then lose to Georgetown. Said Billy is a great coach because he was mentored by Pitino. Said he judges coaches on consistency when playing on the big stage. In other words, how often and how far do the elite coaches go at tournament time over the years. Laettner said the NCAA tournament is bigger than the Super Bowl in his opinion. Said he and his family love living in Ponte Vedra. He is asked frequently for interviews during NCAA tournament time because of the success Duke had all the years he played for them.
Now, back to Grayson, I think Billy will win this recruit battle and he will sign with Florida within the year.