Duke Basketball: 4 Players Who Need to Step Up for Blue Devils Next Year

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Duke Basketball: 4 Players Who Need to Step Up for Blue Devils Next Year
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The Duke Blue Devils were uncharacteristically ousted very early in the 2012 NCAA tournament with a loss to the No. 15-seeded Mountain Hawks of Lehigh.

For Coach K's team the early elimination is unacceptable and clearly improvements need to be made. Freshman phenom Austin Rivers is likely on his way to the NBA, and Miles Plumlee is due to graduate, meaning some players will need to step up next season if Duke has a chance to make a deep tourney run.

Here are four Blue Devils who need to bring their best game in 2012-13. 

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