Wednesday, April 2, 2008

DUKE’S KING TO TRANSFER

No, not head coach Mike Krzyxcfgzw2ski who many think is the King of Duke, but Taylor King the once heralded freshman whose playing time decreased as the importance of the game increased. That could have had something to do with King’s penchant for putting up a shot EVERY time he touched the ball.

King has decided to leave Duke, University officials announced in a statement Monday.King, a 6-foot-6 forward from Huntington Beach, Calif., logged minutes in each of Duke's 34 games this season and ranks eighth in the Blue Devil freshman record book for 3-pointers made with 43. He finished the season having averaged 5.9 points and two rebounds per contest.

"Taylor is a solid young man and has the ability to be a good player," head coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

Ouch..."the ability to be a good player." Nice parting shot! (Oops, that'll get us blacklisted...again.)

A source close to the team confirmed that King did not show up to team workouts Monday, and that the scout.com five-star recruit intends to explore the option of transferring to either Villanova or Gonzaga-two programs that had offered King scholarships when he originally was recruited in 2006.

Although King posted six double-figure efforts in games before Jan. 9-including a 27-point output against Eastern Kentucky and 15-point performances against Temple and Big Ten champion Wisconsin-his minutes and production declined sharply in February and March.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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