Coach K on playing freshman Joey Baker

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski explains his decision to play freshman Joey Baker for the first time this season during a Feb. 23, 2019, game at Syracuse. Baker was thought to be redshirting but now has only three years left to play after this season.
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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski explains his decision to play freshman Joey Baker for the first time this season during a Feb. 23, 2019, game at Syracuse. Baker was thought to be redshirting but now has only three years left to play after this season.

An Illinois native, Steve Wiseman has covered Duke athletics since 2010 for the Durham Herald-Sun and Raleigh News & Observer. Prior to his arrival in Durham, he worked for newspapers in Columbia and Spartanburg, S.C., Biloxi, Miss., and Charlotte covering beats including the NFL’s Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, University of South Carolina athletics and the S.C. General Assembly.