It appears Duke basketball will finally be rewarded for their success with a house that they can call their own.
It was revealed this week by coach Mike Krzyzewski and President Richard Broadhead that upperclassmen from the Duke University basketball team will now live in an off-campus house to increase camaraderie and security for the players, secluded from on-campus fans.
Already dubbed “the Ultimate Duke House” by students, the house (pictured below) will have five bedrooms, where seniors will have individual bedrooms and any extra juniors will share rooms. Walk-on upperclassmen willsleep on the couch. The house is expected to be complete by the fall semester.
Here’s what some in the world of college basketball, mostly current and former Duke players, had to say about the Duke House…
Mike Krzyzewski (sic): “This is a milestone for our program. Finally, a place where I can visit, hang out informally with my players, invite recruits, have Wojo over and I don’t have to worry about the wife spy–um, I think I’ve said too much.”
Johnny Dawkins: “The inspiration for this house was the pink locker rooms at the University of Iowa. There’s some Hayden Fry reverse psychology s— goin’ on up in here.”
Gerald Henderson: You see that? You see that s—? That’s why I committed to Duke.
Josh McRoberts: You see that? You see that s—? That’s why I declared for the NBA.