In a recent interview with Schneider, Gary Battle - the father of Tyus, spoke about his thoughts on Duke. Let me just say people, I never doubt Cal, but he may have his work cut out for him if he would like to get Battle playing his college basketball home games in Rupp Arena.
Heres a smidgen of what Gary Battle said in the interview.
"Duke is significant from a historical perspective," Gary Battle, Tyus's father, said. "And from the perspective of the kid's mind that growing up, when Tyus started playing, when he was skilling and drilling when he was younger. He was working in the same gym that Jay Williams did back in the early 2000s, and Luol Deng, who I used to work out with once in a while. So he knew those kids when he was little. He used to root for (Duke) because Luol played for that team.
"We've been Duke fans just because of the closeness of the people in the program. Tyus, we're just a basketball family and we're basketball fans. (The offer) was obviously a big deal."
Ok, exhale BBN. I'm not happy either!
~ Scott Roach ~
Check it out at NJ.com