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A Duke ball boy nearly got mowed down by a UNC Asheville fast break

Jeff Eisenberg
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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski apparently doesn't just recruit basketball prospects with good speed.

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Screen shot of the ball boy via ESPNU

He also seems to seek out ball boys who can hustle.

One of the Duke ball boys showed off his wheels midway through the first half of Duke's victory over UNC Asheville on Monday night when he narrowly averted getting mowed down while toweling off a wet spot on the floor. UNC Asheville forward Sam Hughes tipped away a pass and barreled down court for a uncontested slam dunk, forcing the ball boy to scurry back behind the baseline, towels in both hands.

Thankfully for both the ball boy and Hughes, a collision was averted. Plus the ball boy got more face time on ESPNU than most of the players on either team did.

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