See highlights from Duke's Gerald Henderson's career high 35-point game against Wake Forest at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Staff video by Jason Arthurs
Staff video by Jason Arthurs
DURHAM — One of the craziest things to come out of Duke's 95-72 win over Duquesne on Friday was seeing Duke's 7-1 center Brian Zoubek bust a passing lane, make a steal, lead the break, dribble the ball himself the other way and and finish for two.
Zoubek, with six points, five rebounds and two steals, did that with 11:42 left in the game, much to the delight of his entire team.
"That was the funniest thing I've ever seen in my life," Duke guard Gerald Henderson said. "First off, you don't see Zoubs all the way out there contesting a whole lot. But then he got the steal and he finished it with a finger roll and that was nice. I've never seen that from Zoubs. It was pretty impressive."
Athletes have loooooong memories. Listen to this clip of Duke junior guard Gerald Henderson talking about North Carolina's 76-68 victory over Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium last season, and his mistake that contributed to the loss. You can hear how it is still stuck in all the wrong places.
But Henderson, now a Duke captain team, says he loves playing those games. "
"You live to play games where the season could be on the line. I would rather not do anything else in my life than play games like that."
Duke hosts Division II Lenoir-Rhyne tonight at 7 in its final exhibition before opening Nov. 10 at home against Presbyterian in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (ESPNU, 7 p.m.).
Duke, picked to finish second in the ACC in basketball on Sunday, returns eight players and four starters from a 28-6 team that went 13-3 in ACC play. But some Blue Devils still are looking at new faces and new places.
Duke junior guards and co-captains Gerald Henderson and Jon Scheyer used to room with teammates Lance Thomas and Brian Zoubek, respectively, but are now rooming together.
DURHAM — The theme for the 2008-09 Duke basketball season is “Our house, our court.” ACC Now is taking that to mean the Devils promise not to lose at home this season.
The Devils didn't have to worry about that on Saturday. The Blue-White scrimmage ended at Cameron, telling the story that the Duke basketball team will be fast, it can be deep, and its freshmen will have roles on this team.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski announced this morning that he has annointed senior Greg Paulus and juniors Jon Scheyer and Gerald Henderson as team captains for 2008-09.
The move came just a year after Krzyzewski said he'd learned how using so many captains can dilute the ability of those captains to lead.