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In his only season of college basketball, Deng averaged 15 points and 6 rebounds per game at Duke. In the 2004 NCAA Tournament, in which Duke lost in the national semis to Connecticut, Deng averaged 17.6 points and 7.4 boards, and he led the Blue Devils in scoring over their last three tourney games, despite the fact the team had more experienced players in Duhon, J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams.

Skiles seemed unimpressed.

"It's way different," Skiles said. "The talent level is totally different, and it would depend on what his mind-set was. ... What you're ultimately looking for is people who have success in those environments, not just people who played in those environments."

OK, college is different from the pros. But Deng is one of the few Bulls to show improvement from last year, and he's got a track record of rising to the occasion in the big games he's had a chance to play in.

And if everything happens for a reason, maybe reminding Skiles of that fact is the reason Deng got his bell rung.
http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/columns/arvia/x12-ard1.htm
 

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Ya skiles would know seeing he was such a great basketball player(lol).Skiles is always acting like he knows everything,I think he makes those comments sometimes to motivate his players.Deng will be 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 better of a player then Skiles ever was.Skiles( motivation)or just( hating )?
 
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