Although Lively has also been recruited by John Calipari of Kentucky, Juwan Howard of Michigan, Leonard Hamilton of Florida State, Penny Hardaway of Memphis and Hubert Davis of North Carolina, he is verbal. committed to Duke on September 18.
“When Dereck went to Duke, Coach Scheyer was the head coach, so why didn’t that head coach for my son follow him?” Lively’s mother, Kathy Drysdale, said in a phone interview. “Coach K doesn’t have to be there because he’s not going to be the coach.”
There is no real comparison in recent memory to what Duke did with its succession plan. In June 2015, Syracuse announced that an assistant, Mike Hopkins, was the “designated head coach” and would succeed Jim Boeheim after the 2017-18 season. But more than six years later, Boeheim, who turns 77 on November 17, is still Syracuse’s head coach. He has said that he can coach until he is 80 or older. Hopkins, aware that his opportunity at Syracuse did not come soon, left to become head coach at Washington in 2017.
When Roy Williams retired from North Carolina on April 1 at the age of 70, the university appointed his heir apparent, Davis, the new head coach four days later. However, Davis and his staff have commitments from four 2022 prospect classes, including three four-star recruits.
Nothing quite matches what Scheyer and his staff have achieved on the hiring path so far.
On July 29, after missing the game at most prestigious Peach Jam competitions in North Augusta, SC, because he tested positive for coronavirus, Kyle Filipowski, a highly regarded 6-11 center from Wilbraham & Monson Academy in Massachusetts, became the first player to commit to being a Duke for the Scheyer era.
“Jon developed a strong relationship with Kyle around April or May,” said Mike Mannix, Filipowski’s high school coach. He has a strong presence. He connects with the players but now there is a way about him that gives a sense of leadership. ”
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/08/sports/ncaabasketball/duke-mike-krzyzewski-jon-scheyer.html Jon Scheyer Fuels Talent at Duke with Retired Coach K