Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim did not mince words when discussing Jalen Johnson's decision to opt out of the remainder of the season for the Duke Blue Devils.
"That guy was hurting them so they actually are much better now without him," Boeheim said, per Mike Curtis of Syracuse.com. "He was just doing some things and keeping other people from playing that are good. They've had two monster wins since he's opted out."
Despite Boeheim's comment, Duke has played just once since Johnson opted out. The Blue Devils defeated Wake Forest on Wednesday without the freshman, which doesn't exactly qualify as a "monster" win.