Duke freshman Jayson Tatum suffered an injury to his left foot during Duke’s pro day practice on Tuesday. “We’re still not sure [of the severity],” Mike Krzyzewski said during his press conference at ACC media day. “We’ll find out more today. Hopefully it’s something minor.” Tatum suffered the injury on what was a “routine landing”, according to someone that attended the practice, and it was immediately apparent he was in pain. Another source added that Tatum left the court without putting any pressure on the foot. Tatum is a top five prospect in the Class of 2016 and a potential No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft. He’s been as impressive as any player during the first month of practice, multiple sources
The weakness in Ethan Happ's otherwise solid offensive game is so obvious that the Wisconsin big man knows how defenders are going to play him. Just check out the sophomore's stats from his Big Ten Freshman of the Year campaign: 12.9 points per game, 7.9 rebounds — and no 3-pointers. Not even an attempt from behind the arc. That should change this season. If the 6-foot-10 Happ can add a solid jumper to his offensive arsenal , a deep Badgers team led by seniors Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig will be even tougher to stop. Wisconsin is already the preseason favorite in the Big Ten. "I wouldn't say he's a prolific 3-point shooter but the confidence to be able to play on the perimeter is much higher
The memories of losing in the NCAA championship game on a last-second 3-pointer to Villanova still sting more than six months later. It was the crushing final play in a 33-win season that saw the Tar Heels go from a preseason No. 1-ranked team questioned about its toughness to a group that matured enough to sweep the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles before reaching the Final Four. “Every time I turn around and look up at the banners, where the national championship banners are,” junior Joel Berry II said, “sometimes it hurts me that we don’t have the 2016 national championship up there. Some Tar Heels, including Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams, still haven’t watched film from the loss.