So You Think You’re a Duke Blue Devils Basketball Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Duke basketball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you’ll get details behind eachstories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons.
This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the great Blue Devils players and coaches of the past and present, from Red Auerbach to Bernie Janicki, Billy King, Steve Wojciechowski, Bill Werber, Shane Battier, Jason Williams, Mike Dunleavy, Carlos Boozer, Trajan Langdon, Bobby Hurley, Jahlil Okafor, Christian Laettner, Mike Krzyzewski, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include:
Who played the most minutes in a Duke uniform? Who are the three brothers who all played for NCAA championship teams at Duke? What is the greatest individual defensive performance in Duke history? Which Duke player’s father was a U.S. Olympic medalist in track and field? Who was the first Duke player to be named National Player of the Year?
This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the Blue Devils!
Jim Sumner is a historian, scholar, and writer with a passion for southern sports. A graduate of Duke University, Sumner worked as a public historian for the North Carolina Division of Archives and History for thirty years. During that time he helped establish and curate the permanent North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History. He has received numerous awards including being named a member of the Order of the Long-Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor available to citizens of North Carolina. He is a columnist for Go Duke: the Magazine, Duke Basketball Report, goduke.com, and the Collegechalktalk.com. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.