Griffin’s high school injuries raised questions but not with Coach K

PHOTO: A.J. Griffin in the Countdown to Craziness exhibition game against Jeremy Roach (3). Visit my websitehome page, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Duke freshman A.J. Griffin arrived on campus confident in his basketball talent for plenty of good reasons, even though injuries limited his high school playing time the previous 24 months. First of all, he possessed the genes. His father, Adrian Griffin, played in the NBA and is now an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors. Recruiting…

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Carrawell likes what he sees from Williams, Worthington sees even more head to head in practice

PHOTO: Duke's Mark Williams was a force in the second half of last season. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN DURHAM – We all remember how Duke center Mark Williams finished last season. The 7-footer spent the first half of his freshman season largely on the bench until gaining significant minutes in the second half. Over the final 14 games – including 11 starts -- he led the Blue Devils in rebounds (6.1), field goal percentage…

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Coach K’s farewell season has no MacArthur fade away

PHOTO: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski at his final ACC basketball media day in Charlotte. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN We’ll learn more about Duke’s national title chances once the season tips off against Kentucky on Nov. 9 in the State Farm Classic in New York, but coach Mike Krzyzewski already is in mid-season form. He arrived at the ACC basketball media day on Tuesday in Charlotte swatting way all questions about his last season upon…

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