Duke is the kind of team that you either love or hate. People who didn’t attend the University but are still fans can get annoying to look at. If you ever listened to Dick Vitale stroke Coach Krzyzewski’s ego that gets old fast. Luckily, they don’t let him call Duke games anymore.
Watching Duke is miserable. They always get all the calls their way, they cheat without getting in trouble, they trip people, basically they are a bunch of punks that get spoiled by the NCAA.
The funny part is how they always seem to have at least one player that looks like a Hobbit. It’s almost like they have a revolving seat for the ‘Hobbit Guard’ position. Time to take a look at some of the historical Hobbits of Duke Basketball. The best part about these guys is they never find success in the NBA.
1.) Bobby Hurley
Hurley was the OG Hobbit of the team. He was part of the 91′ and 92′ NCAA championship teams. That’s great, but winning college championships doesn’t equate to making paper in the big league.
2.) Greg Paulus
Paulus was the most hobbit-like creature to ever suit up for Duke. He had a great Freshman year and then fell off a cliff. Duke even discarded him before he finished his college career.
3.) John Scheyer
This guy literally looks like he crawled out of Mordor with Frodo. He couldn’t get past his days with Duke and is now an assistant coach. If you didn’t notice his last name is Scheyer which has the same pronunciation as “shire.”
4.) Grayson Allen
Allen is the newest addition to the Hobbit inner circle. He’s known for tripping people and acting super Hobbit-like. You have to be a Duke fan to like this guy.
5.) Coach K
The coach himself is the biggest Hobbit of them all. The Bilbo Baggins of college basketball so to speak. Maybe that is why they win so much. You know this guy is holding the same ring as Bilbo.
Until Coach Krzyzewski quits, the merry-go-around of Hobbits won’t either. It’ll be interesting to see who’s the heir to Allen. It may take awhile, since he is only a sophomore and isn’t get an invite to the NBA anytime soon.