Hey... It's only December... Let that sink in Duke fans. Duke is nowhere near its full potential as a team. Just this past week we are now seeing Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden back for Duke. Here's to hoping we see Giles back soon.
My point is... the Duke team you are seeing in December is not the Duke team you will see in March. And that is a scary thought for oppsing teams. Duke is currently ranked at #5 with 2 wins over top 25 teams and a closely played game with #3 ranked Kansas.
Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson along with Jayson Tatum put on a clinic last night at MSG as Duke beat Florida by a score of 84-74.
Amile Jefferson and Luke Kennard have been the two best players for Duke so far this season. In my opinion Luke Kennard should be in talks for player of the year. Luke is a deadly shooter and has been on fire this season.
The key will be how this team works together with so much talent. Just looking back at last night was a great example. Not everybody is going to be the guy who puts 20+ points up in a game. Grayson was having an off night with his shooting. However, Grayson Allen had 8 assists. You could see Grayson feeding the ball to Luke Kennard who was on fire. Last night was a great win for Duke. Some players were having great shooting nights... some were dishing the ball to their teammates. If this team continues to work so well together the sky will be the limit when everybody is healthy. I look forward to seeing this team gel together as the season continues.
Below are some links of my articles from the last few months.