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Which Freshmen Will Emerge for the Duke Blue Devils?

Trevor LowryContributor IJune 20, 2016

Which Freshmen Will Emerge for the Duke Blue Devils?

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    The Duke Blue Devils may not have the most freshmen in the world on their team for the 2012-13 college basketball season, but they definitely have some good ones. 

    It is sad, but true, that Duke's Marshall Plumlee just went down with an injury and will be out for quite some time. However, he should be back sometime this season, which is a huge plus for the team.

    Duke will once again be competing for an ACC title, and its freshmen could play a big role in achieving this.

    Read on to see which freshmen will emerge for the Duke Blue Devils. 

Alex Murphy

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    Alex Murphy may have been on the team last season, but he did not play a single minute because he was a redshirt.

    Well, a year off did wonders for Murphy because he has the chance to start for Duke in the upcoming season. Not to mention, he should be a pretty good contributor on offense, where he will make a living inside of the perimeter. 

    Murphy didn't quite cut it last year, but there is something that Mike Krzyzewski sees in him this year, which should make for a good season for the second-year freshman. 

Amile Jefferson

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    Amile Jefferson may not start for Duke in the beginning of the season, but that does not mean that he won't find himself as part of the starting five later in the year.

    Even so, Jefferson will get a lot of playing time and will prove to be the best scoring forward the Blue Devils have.

    Jefferson can really do a lot of damage on the inside, but he is going to have to work on his shot if he wants to become the full package.

    However, he will always be a reliable source on the defensive side of the ball. 

Rasheed Sulaimon

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    Okay, so this list pretty much includes every freshman at Duke, but that is because every freshman for the Blue Devils is very talented and could very easily emerge on this team.

    What a surprise.

    Rasheed Sulaimon has the skill set to be the best out of everyone on this list though. 

    If Seth Curry wasn't on the team, Sulaimon would likely get a lot more shots, but it is what it is. Even so, he is one heck of a shooter from just about anywhere on the court, and he will show off his deep-range shooting all season long.


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