Duke provides Marquette switch John to frontcourt


Marquette Golden Eagles males’s basketball switch Theo John goes from a Coach Ok protégé to Coach Ok himself.

John, who spent the previous 4 seasons enjoying beneath former Duke star and assistant Steve Wojciechowski with the Golden Eagles, introduced Friday that he had dedicated to Mike Krzyzewski and Duke.

“After conversations with my household, I’ve determined that subsequent 12 months I can be attending Duke College for my last 12 months of eligibility,” John wrote on Twitter. “I wish to thank everybody who has been part of my basketball journey. Glad to be becoming a member of #TheBrotherHood.”

John, a 6-foot-9 senior heart from Minneapolis, ends his Marquette profession with the second most blocked photographs in program historical past. He has began 87 video games over the previous three seasons, rising as among the finest defensive gamers within the Large East. This previous season, he averaged 8.0 factors, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks and shot 57.2% from the sector.

Duke badly wanted some expertise and physicality up entrance, and John ought to instantly step in and supply depth down low. The Blue Devils misplaced ahead Matthew Hurt to the NBA draft earlier this week, and reserve massive man Patrick Tape entered the switch portal final month. Freshman Mark Williams is an NBA prospect however is prone to return to Durham subsequent season; he and John ought to type a formidable duo.

John was ranked No. 85 in ESPN’s switch rankings.