The Blue Devils have had the struggle of finding guards and now, heading into the season they have three on their roster! What that means is, one back up! The old phrase "Its quality not quantity" may not be in effect as you should have more than three guards on your roster! But the three they have are talented. So does Duke have that spark in their back court or not?
Nolan Smith: A defending point guard, he is a guy who will take a charge for the team. He has the ability to find that one hole in the defense and take it to the lane! Although last year he averaged high single digits, he has a that potential to be a double-digit scorer every game. Every explosive player has that. One of the better mid range shooting point guards, which only expands his danger level on the court. One thing he needed to and did improve on over the summer was his conditioning, one reason why he did not start all of last year. An improved Smith will play both guard positions for Coach K, and the Dukies.
Jon Scheyer: One of the elite shooting guards in the conference, the lanky Scheyer scores in a hurry. He has the potential to light up the scoreboard every game, and in his final year on campus, Scheyer may become a twenty point scorer. Like I said his ball handling is that of a point guard, and he also has tremendous defense, although he stands tall, he too will play both guard positions. Overall Scheyer is the best Duke guard.
Casey Peters: A freshman, few people know much about him. Let me start it off with this, Peters is a natural shooting guard, who was a twenty point scorer in high school, and most likely will become a sixth man for Duke, who can defend it well, and drives decently. Not the best Duke guard at all but he can get the job done.
Rumor has it Duke has another committ coming in Andre Dawkins, a player who could play both guard positions as well. Note: Peters is on the official roster to date, but I have heard he may not be, but Duke says they have him on their roster.