You know that report that estimated Duke basketball players are worth roughly $1 million each? Mike Krzyzewski must recognize there's something to the study. He spent Tuesday treating a prospect that way.
Word has it Duke rolled three deep, including Coach K, plus showed up in a limo to watch Jabari Parker's workout at Simeon tonight.That's a Tweet from Scout.com's Evan Daniels. What it claims is that Krzyzewski and two assistants took a limo to Simeon High in Chicago to see the Class of 2013's top prospect on Tuesday, and that'll leave an impression, won't it? Yes, Kansas' Bill Self, Michigan State's Tom Izzo, Ohio State's Thad Matta, Illinois' Bruce Weber and various other coaches were also in the gym; they're all still involved with Parker, too. But it's difficult to quantify what it must mean to have the most powerful man in college basketball -- a coach with four national titles and a gold medal to boot -- fly to your hometown and take a limo just to observe your workout.
So will Parker be the next Million Dollar Blue Devil?
It's way too early to speculate on that.
But a limo at Simeon High on Tuesday probably didn't hurt Duke's chances.
That much, I know.
(Note: After I filed this I got a text from a source informing me that Krzyzewski also took a limo on Tuesday to see Julius Randle, the consensus No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2013. Translation: Duke is ballin'.)