Looked at the Frosh & Now the Rest of Duke’s Scholarship Players

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amile jefferson
Amile Jefferson fully embodies the construction worker. Amile does the thankless and unsung jobs. Like Marshall Plumlee, Amile Jefferson knows his role and is always ready to put on his hard hat and go to work. Amile is a guy that Duke will depend on mostly on the defensive end to do some of the heavy lifting with grabbing rebounds, defending multiple positions. In addition to doing the hard work on the inside, Duke will look for Amile to be, as every Duke upperclassman is, a leader and with a squad of big guys as talented and deep as Duke has this year his experience will be key.

2014-15 Season

PPG RPG APG
6.1 5.8 0.8

 

marshall plumlee
Marshall Plumlee is the private, the guy that follows orders and does the grunt work. Whether it be rebounding, setting screens, or defending the rim, Plumlee knows and understands his role. Duke will look to Plumlee to be a leader on and off the court. Being in the Duke system for as long as he has, his institutional knowledge is an invaluable commodity.

2014-15 Season

PPG RPG APG
2.2 2.4 0.3

 

Matt Jones
The defense never rests. Matt Jones as a public defender is a great analogy. His defense on and off the ball was an important cog in the Duke machine and while the team defensively had its ups and downs, Jones always plays at a high level. Duke will also need Jones to continue his arc of progress on the offensive side. Matt shot much better in his sophomore campaign after a disappointing result. If Matt can also improve his ball handling he will be much more of a threat driving to the basket or taking his man off the dribble.

2014-15 Season

PPG RPG APG
6.0 2.3 1.0

 

grayson allen
Grayson Allen showed out in the championship game this past season and willed Duke to the championship with his heady play, his grit, and his ability to DRIVE. Grayson showed he is very capable of shooting from long range but his athleticism is what separates him from the other returning players. One of the things that I’d hoped for and what ultimately came to fruition in the final game of the season was Grayson not settling for the outside shot. Not there is anything wrong with having it in your arsenal, but his ability to kick on the after burners and drive the ball to the hoop.

2014-15 Season

PPG RPG APG
4.4 1.0 0.4

 

sean obi
Sean Obi is the great unknown, no one has heard much coming out of Duke practices, so I’ve dubbed the Nigerian-born Obi the International Man of Mystery. What we do know of Obi is he’s big and strong at 6’9 and around 270lbs, a space eater inside who at Rice, his freshman year, led his conference in rebounding. I also know that Obi came into Rice very raw but steadily improved his offensive game throughout the year. If his work ethic on the court is as good as his work ethic in the classroom, then watch out.

2013-14 Season

PPG RPG APG
11.4 9.3 0.8

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