Roy Williams' decision to call John Wall is not only a desperate move but the epitome of the eternal "Can you top this?" contest between Duke and Carolina I referenced in Duke's pursuit of Wall last week.
Look, UNC might be a point guard away from a third straight trip to the Final Four in 2010 (although I wouldn't count out Larry Drew II), so on some level it makes sense for Ol' Roy to call Wall, the highest-rated guard prospect in the class of 2009.
But the same desperate principle applies — UNC, like Duke, is one of the best universities in this country. How many fifth-year seniors can get into UNC, let alone one who has been to three different high schools in five years?
Wall's visit to Duke — three days after Coach K's public proclamation that he would find a point guard — was curious. This move by Williams is downright laughable, viewed through the prism of "Anything Duke can do, we can do better."
Perhaps it's understandable, given the change in Wall's recruitment process, with John Calipari leaving Memphis for Kentucky, but it's still comical and a desperate last-ditch attempt to get the kid. At least Duke had previously been a player in the Wall sweepstakes.