J.J. Redick: The Case for the Former Blue Devil To Be a Starter

March 29th, 2010 by kevin roberts Leave a reply »
Orlando Magic fans watched as Vince Carter left the game against the Denver Nuggets, just one minute into action against a tough opponent.

Their beloved veteran shooting guard was gone, lost for the game (and possibly longer), and all the Magic really had to turn to was (sigh) that former Dukie, J.J. Redick.

As it turns out, everyone who has ever been a fan of Duke was a winner, three-fold, on Sunday. Redick helped carry the offensive load, as the Magic defeated the Nuggets, and Redick's Blue Devils advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's basketball tournament.

Of course, Redick wasn't on the team. But he might as well have been . He had reverted to his old scoring ways, was getting involved in areas skeptics never thought he could (rebounding and passing), and logged a career-high 46 minutes.

Redick finished with a stellar line of 23 points (on 8-of-15 shooting), seven rebounds, and eight assists.

Not exactly what many have come to expect out of the scorner white kid with jelled black hair and a chip on his shoulder.

Oh, it's there folks, and for good reason.

We all know the story by now: Redi ...

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