Jon Scheyer is taking heavy criticism after Duke's huge loss to NC State
Jon Scheyer’s honeymoon period at Duke is officially over.
The first-year head coach is taking heavy criticism from fans and media after Duke’s 84-60 loss to NC State on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils fell behind 22-4 early on and never caught up.
Duke shot just 39.6% from the field and 33.3% from 3-point range. For the Wolfpack, both Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner scored 20+ points and combined to go 9-of-18 from beyond the arc.
The defeat is Duke’s fourth loss of the season and its second in ACC play. The Blue Devils have also lost to Wake Forest, Kansas and Purdue this season.
Perhaps more alarmingly, most of Duke’s 5-star freshmen have played up to expectations so far this season. Dariq Whitehead, Tyrese Proctor and Dereck Lively II have all struggled at times this season. Kyle Filipowski has played well at times, but is shooting only 28.6% from 3-point range. Mark Mitchell has settled in as an efficient, low-volume role player within Duke’s offense.
As of Jan. 5, Duke has just two top-40 KenPom wins so far this season: Ohio State and Xavier. The Blue Devils will have to take advantage of their remaining opportunities vs. top teams in the ACC if they hope to have a high seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Here’s some of the criticism that Scheyer received after Duke’s big loss:
Jon Scheyer not doing a good job with Duke.
— Marshall Ross Hoekel (@MarshallRHoekel) January 5, 2023
Duke is legitimately awful. Jon Scheyer was gift-wrapped an outstanding roster and he’s driven it straight into the litter box.
— Rock Chalk Blog (@RockChalkBlog) January 5, 2023
— Mikie Fyffe (@fyffe555) January 5, 2023
Still believe in Jon Scheyer leading this Duke team, but at what point do you start making lineup changes. 0-2 on the road and now 2-2 in ACC play. Only have 2 quality wins over Xavier on a neutral court and Ohio State at home.
— Codie (@CdotBlevins) January 5, 2023
This is all on Jon Scheyer. This team has absolutely no offensive identity. And now the defense is non-existent.
He makes no adjustments and has zero answers. Out of every timeout is the exact same play.
— irishbluedevil (@irishbluedevil) January 5, 2023
Jon Scheyer can’t handle a hostile environment like the RBC Center
— Andrew Josupait (@AndrewJosupait) January 5, 2023
Jon scheyer has aged like a decade since the beginning of this season
— Tim 🚲 (@terminaleczema) January 5, 2023
— Zach Remelius (@psychoZ_50) January 5, 2023
Jon Scheyer got some questions that needs answers man..
— H!MOTHY 🌊 (@oneuv_one) January 5, 2023
ACC road games not going great for Jon Scheyer thus far.
— Adam Rowe (Official) (@AdamRoweTDD) January 5, 2023
If Jon Scheyer is truly Coach K’s protege, he might have to start having back spasms after this game
— Jacksoñ (@JSJohn14) January 5, 2023
Jon Scheyer has done a horrible job coaching this team so far. Yes, he’s new to this. But that’s just the facts. So far he’s been a terrible head coach
— The Devils Den (@JavinBurner) January 5, 2023
No words. I just am not seeing enough emotion out of Jon Scheyer to be an effective head coach. Not just tonight but this entire season.
— Braxton Bunn (@bcbnraleigh) January 5, 2023
— The Sport of Reality TV (@Walk82753073) January 5, 2023
Jon Scheyer is a fraud #Duke
— StevenMartinez🦂 (@Steven_Matthew2) January 5, 2023