General InformationResults/Thoughts

Are 2 Plumlees ≥ to 1 Zoubek?

By November 16, 20103 Comments

This is the equation that the Duke Basketball team and it’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski must figure out this year, because if the answer is no then Duke will have a hard time getting back the promise land this season.

Duke is obviously without Brian Zoubek a huge cog in the machine that brought that banner to Cameron, his knack for offensive rebounding and knowing when to kick and when to look to for his own shot. Hopefully he has imparted some of what made him so important to last years team.

Duke has the benefit of two strong and athletic power forwards in its starting lineup the key is getting them to perform similarly and as tenaciously as Zoubek did, if between them they can be monsters or even serviceable on the boards Duke has a realistic change to be special this year.

I know it’s only one game into the season but neither Miles nor Mason showed up in big enough fashion in the season opener against Princeton. If my memory serves me correctly the brothers Plum finished with 6 rebounds between them and folks that will definitely not get it done. With the way this team is built to shoot, recycling those possessions is going to be a must on some nights and those rebounds can be an asset if in addition to their obvious athleticism the Plumlees learn to bang out good position under the hoop. Not only can the Plumlees create offensive opportunities for themselves but as we all know Duke is known for kicking the ball back outside for it’s bombers behind the arc. So as a fan I’m hoping to see numbers nearing double figures in rebounding for these guys. Guard play is already there, but if the power forward spot can get it going this could be a very dangerous team.


  • R says:

    K has to change the offense to fit the big man or focus on plays to get them invloved. If they have to set screens 30 feet from the basket and a 3 goes up every other possesion then no rebound no basket.. we have 6, 3 ponit specialist.

  • admin says:

    Agreed hopefully they can get some looks off of sets.

  • zmarh1 says:

    this is a warning remember 30 point spanking years agoooooooooo were backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk u have been warned unlv unlv unlv rebelsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Wow look at this!

This is an optional, highly
customizable off canvas area.

About Salient

The Castle
Unit 345
2500 Castle Dr
Manhattan, NY

T: +216 (0)40 3629 4753