Knight won three national championships and the 1984 Olympic gold medal but was dismissed from Indiana in 2000 after school president Myles Brand determined he had violated a “zero tolerance policy.” Knight went on to coach for seven years at Texas Tech before retiring. Jadlow’s claims aren’t exactly surprising given the history of allegations against Knight, but seeing them laid out is still rather disturbing. Jadlow was punched in the back of the head by Knight during a walkthrough for an NCAA tournament game against Seton Hall.
Duke freshman Jayson Tatum suffered a foot injury on Tuesday. The NBA scouts who attended Duke’s pro day on Tuesday afternoon didn’t get to see as much of Jayson Tatum as they hoped. The prized freshman reportedly suffered an unspecified foot injury midway through the event and had to be helped off the floor.
Amile Jefferson has already seen one star-studded freshman class come through Duke and win a national championship. The parallels between this Duke team and the group from 2014-15 are too obvious to ignore: A roster dominated by one-and-done freshmen led those Blue Devils to their fifth national title, and now a repeat of that year certainly appears possible — maybe even likely. “These guys definitely have their own identity from that 2015 team — a lot of talent, maybe even more talent,” Jefferson said, though it is still unclear if this group will depart after one year. Expectations are always high at Duke, which always seems to have McDonald’s All-Americans ready to replace the ones that move on, and this year is no different.