Coach K knows he has to get with the times, so the Duke head coach will allow his program to hold a pro-day, before banning scouts from Durham for the rest of the season The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
NBA executives were extended invitations to pro days on Oct. 19 and 25 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the second of which coincides with the opening night of the NBA regular season, Duke informed front offices on Tuesday.
“All other practices will be closed,” Duke told teams in an email.
NBA executives and scouts are free to scout any and all college games.
This is Duke’s first foray into the pro-day format. The Oct. 19 practice will include skills and drill work. The Oct. 25 session will be a scrimmage with game officials.
Duke has two freshmen forwards – Jason Tatum and Harry Giles – ranked in DraftExpress’ top five projected players in the 2017 NBA draft.
Junior guard Grayson Allen is ranked in the top 25.
Kentucky coach John Calipari was the first to institute the pro days.