In a shock to absolutely nobody, Matthew Hurt sat down at John Marshall High School this afternoon and named Duke as the University where he’ll play one season before he jumps to the NBA (jump to the 15 minute mark for the announcement).

I’m sick of every top kid leaving and everyone state-wide applauding them and kissing feet and hands while they walk out the door to bring wins somewhere else.

“Yay! Great job! Thanks for leaving us here, fucked! We don’t want to make deep runs in the NCAA tournament! Duke REALLY needs you!”

Call me an asshole if you want to. I’m done praising kids who leave. Blame Pitino or the state or whatever. At the end of the day, where is all of that MN pride we’re all supposed to have so much of? 

You could have been a hero here and set a future example for kids statewide. “Hero” isn’t even a strong enough word. To kids around Minnesota… you’d be a god. Instead, you’re just another one-and-done at Duke.

 I’m not wasting another breath for another kid who doesn’t have time for us.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan