Nov 14, 2013, 1:45 PM EDT
Duke’s Andre Dawkins was expected to be a star.
A former five-star recruit, Dawkins enrolled at school a year early and became a key member of the Blue Devil’s 2010 national title winning team.
The future was bright for the sharpshooting Dawkins, but he never lived up to that potential. You see, his sister died tragically during his freshman year: driving to Durham to see him play. It was a soul-crashing for Dawkins, one that he was unable to deal with.
He became depressed, and over the course of the next two years, kept to himself more and more. Eventually, he was told to take a leave of absence from the program by Mike Krzyzewski.
He did. For a year. And now he’s back. Seth Davis has the story of Dawkins’ return from the dark side, and it is just as good as advertised.
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