Tribal Conquest

Stewardess: Would you like something to read?
Woman: Do you have anything light?
Stewardess: Umm, how about this leaflet: “Famous Jewish Sports Legends”?
Well, it’s time to add another line to the leaflet! It might even be a pamphlet by now.
Not only is Duke recruit Jon Scheyer Jewish, but so was the entire starting five of his state champion high school team (and the first sub). Pretty amazing, given the stereotype that Jews are short and relatively unathletic. In college, I had quite a few Jewish friends who were very good basketball players, but I’m still surprised that this team could win a state championship in a basketball state like Illinois.
Big hat tip to a poster at the Sports Frog for finding this link.
And by the way, Duke haters are going to have plenty more to fuel their jealous fires. Duke has received commitments from two top-twenty-five recruits this week (Scheyer and Gerald Henderson) and another is likely on the way. Three in one week! Looks like Coach K will have a great team next season (likely preseason #1), a top recruiting class for the next year, and with three juniors already signed, plenty of time to get a headstart on the next batch of underclassmen.
Update: It’s now official. 7’1″ prospect Brian Zoubek committed to Duke today.

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