Through the ups and downs of a wacky college basketball season, Duke remains among the top teams in the middle of February.
The Blue Devils have displayed great promise in certain games, demonstrating that they could potentially be the final team standing in March. The balance of veteran leadership of seniors Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee, along with the exuberant energy of underclassmen Rasheed Sulaimon, Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson, has established great chemistry between them.
However, just like all the elite teams in college basketball this season, weaknesses are still present. The Blue Devils haven't found a replacement for senior Ryan Kelly. Andre Dawkins decided to redshirt his senior season, which deprived Duke of one of its elite outside shooters. Duke has also shown inconsistency on the defensive end.
In order to be a national championship contender, key players must eradicate their weaknesses. The following are suggested improvements for some vital Blue Devils.