DURHAM, N.C. – Playing for Duke isn’t just showing up every day. It’s a mindset that is captured in everything we do. It’s personified in the way we play the game. This series will show you, rather than tell you, what it means to be part of this program. At the end of each video, you should walk away with one prominent thought: That’s Duke Basketball.
Trailing by one to conference foe Virginia Tech, the Duke Blue Devils needed a miracle as the final seconds ticked off the clock in Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 4, 2005.
Sean Dockery had the answer, as the senior heaved up a 3-pointer with less than one second remaining to give the good guys a 77-75 victory.
Originally, head coach Mike Krzyzewski had drawn up a play for center Shelden Williams, but wanted Dockery available should he be covered. As luck would have it, Dockery was dealt the ball and asked to make a shot that would later conjure up memories of Christian Laettner’s shot over a decade earlier.