There are tough acts to follow — and then there’s replacing college basketball’s all-time leader in coaching victories. In your first head-coaching job at any level. Before turning 35.
But Northbrook, Ill., native Jon Scheyer — who was announced Wednesday as Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s successor after Coach K is set to retire following the 2021-22 season — is no stranger to the spotlight. A basketball prodigy who received a scholarship offer in eighth grade from Marquette coach Tom Crean, Scheyer won a state championship at Glenbrook North, a national title at Duke and has been on Krzyzewski’s bench since 2013.
Here are five things to know about Scheyer, whom Krzyzewski called “a rising star in our profession.”