Brackins will get proper exposure vs. Duke
Posted on: June 24, 2009 3:16 pm
The best player almost nobody has seen play is Craig Brackins.
He's a 6-foot-10 rising junior at Iowa State.
He could be a lottery pick next year.
But before that, he'll have an opportunity to establish himself as a true college star thanks to a nationally televised contest against Duke that was announced Wednesday. The Cyclones will play the Blue Devils Jan. 6 in Chicago. And though Mike Krzyzewski should have the better team, Greg McDermott will have the best player.
"It’s great to add a program of Duke’s stature to our non-conference schedule," McDermott said. "Certainly, our players will be excited about the opportunity for our team to measure itself against one of the nation’s elite programs."
Brackins averaged 20.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game last season.
He got 42 points and 14 rebounds in a January loss to Bill Self's Kansas Jayhawks.