Something I plan on doing daily, or at least oftenly, is breaking down the Blue Devil roster over at Duke. This is the very first edition, and I don't know exactly on how it will go, so please leave your comments for me to better myself.
As of now, Duke is entering the season with two guards. Amazing right? After losing Elliot Williams all the 'Devils have in the back court is Jon Scheyer and Nolan Smith! Not to worry (reasurring myself more than you), Duke is more than likely adding Andre Dawson to their roster, one of the top 25 recruits for the 2010 class.
Big man, its actually quantity not quality now, the Blue Devils are big, but not powerful, they have a roster of big men, with little to none post skill. It looks as though the Blue Devils will, once again, be a team that falls in love with the three.
Starting Five (Prediction):
PG: Nolan Smith 6'2 Junior, an underclassmen, when he hits stride, no one else should touch the ball, but when he's not "hitting his stride" well... we are probably going to be praying we still had Gerald Henderson! As I pointed out above, Smith is very inconsitent offensively, but is a deserving starter, his bright side is his defense, where he is very consistent.
SG: Jon Scheyer 6'6 Senior, here, I'll come out and say right away, this guy will average over twenty points a game! Scheyer is someone who is very consistent from beyond the arch, and always gets on the scoreboard, his defense does indeed get by, as biased as it will sound I don't think there is another two-guard in the conference I'd rather have on my team!
SF: Kyle Singler 6'8 Junior, by far the biggest question mark as far as positions go, Singler can shoot threes, and attempts many, but he's big, and has decent skills on the post, offensively and defensively.
PF: Ryan Kelly 6'10 Freshmen, one of the best prospects in this year's class, Kelly is big, lean, and mean, much like Singler he can shoot the three, has speed, and post skills! Time will tell what Coach K can groom him into.
C: Brian Zoubek 7'1 Senior, calling me crazy by now? No? Bet you are now, Zoubek matured last year and was defensivly great in March Madness! I'm sure he progressed over the summer, he's not a joke! This big man, will be a big suprise!
I will probably expand to doing the whole roster, but at this time there are too many question marks.