Coach K’s grandson will join Duke basketball as walk-on

Posted at 12:55 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 12:55:08-04

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke basketball has run in the blood of the Krzyzewski family since Coach K has been the head of the program. Now, his grandson will join him as part of that legacy.

Michael Savarino, the son of Coach Mike Krzyzewski oldest daughter Debbie, will join the team as a walk-on for the 2019-2020 season, according to ESPN and CBS affiliate WRAL.

Savarino played his prep ball at Durham Academy in Durham, North Carolina, and is listed as a 6-foot guard on Max Preps website.

Duke basketball posted a loving picture on its official Twitter showing the two playing basketball when Savarino, and Coach K, were younger.

The Blue Devils finished the 2018- 2019 season at 32-6 on the year and 14-4 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Duke’s season ended with a loss to Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament.

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