Figured I should update the JJ section
So since the last time we've... talked... there was, obviously, the ACC tournament. Duke ran the table, beating UVA, NCState and GaTech for their 6th
ACC championship in 7 years.
JJ had a horrible shooting game against Virginia, he had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal. He rebounded in a HUGE way against NCState
(slightly in the number as well as dagger like sense), 35 points (on what is definitely very efficient shooting), 2 rebounds, and 6 assists. In the
GaTech game, he had 26 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist.
I hope no one makes fun of him for it, but I know they will... Immediately after the ACC tournament win, JJ got extremely emotional (he's definitely
an emotional player) and well... cried. It took him what apparently was a visible second to get control. and honestly? I think it's sweet. That
emotion is what I think drives college basketball. Emotion, passion, love of the game, heart, will etc etc.
He: hates playing the point guard spot, but was needed to do so after both Demarcus Nelson and Daniel Ewing fouled out.
The accolades for this season certainly keep pouring on in. I'm not sure what's going to happen next year, but hes definitely coming back. and if he
does, he most likely will go into the "pantheon of Duke greats" (to quote something I dont remember, sorry). Not only is he 1st team All American and
1st team ACC; he, Daniel Ewing, and Shelden Williams were all named to the All ACC Tournament team. JJ received the award of Tournament MVP.
I think it's awesome what this team has accomplished, especially when most people counted them out (and understandably so... I mean... defections to
the NBA, illness, injury? Had em all). I'm super proud of their efforts and wish them lots of luck in the NCAA tournament.