What will Duke basketball roster look like in 2024-25 season?

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Following Duke basketball’s season-ending loss to NC State in the NCAA Tournament, questions were ramping up about what the Blue Devils could look like in the 2024-25 season.

Second-year coach Jon Scheyer brought back four of five starters from a squad that won the 2023 ACC Tournament, but these Blue Devils (27-9) didn’t quite meet the expectations set in the preseason.

Injuries were a theme throughout the season, with four rotation players missing multiple games, including freshman guard Caleb Foster, who missed the final nine games of the season.

Graduate forward Ryan Young played his final game as a Blue Devil, but several other key pieces have decisions to make in the coming weeks.

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With the transfer portal, recruiting, limits on scholarships and players exhausting eligibility, roster continuity is a rarity in college basketball. Here’s an early look at what the Blue Devils could look like in the 2024-25 season.

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Sophomore 7-footer Kyle Filipowski and freshman guard Jared McCain are projected to be first-round picks in the 2024 NBA Draft, meaning there’s a good chance both will be turning pro in the coming weeks. Filipowski averaged 16.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils, often showing off his ability to facilitate (he had 100 assists) and knock down shots from the perimeter as a 35% three-point shooter.

McCain averaged 14.3 points and 5.0 rebounds as one of Duke’s most consistent scoring options. The freshman’s knack for drilling 3s (41.4%) and maintaining his balance in the lane to finish through contact are appealing traits for pro teams. With a pair of 30-point performances in the NCAA Tournament,…

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Author : The Fayetteville Observer

Publish date : 2024-04-01 16:59:39

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