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As Duke's depth will be its biggest strength next season, a bevy of questions surround its biggest weakness: an inferior frontcourt.
Who starts at center? Will Amile Jefferson bulk up considerably in the offseason? How will Marshall Plumlee recover from postseason surgery? What will be Josh Hairston's role in his senior season?
All valid questions that have no answer at this point in time.
What we do know, however, is that among the three players, Amile Jefferson is the best of the group.
After departing senior Ryan Kelly went down with an injury at the beginning of conference play last season, Jefferson showed great promise in an expanded role for the Blue Devils. Possessing a high motor, gritty determination and unmatched effort, the play of the 6'8" Jefferson was a pleasant surprise for Duke fans.
With all of the skills to succeed at the college level, it's Jefferson's strength that holds him back from becoming a true low post player. If he can develop his body periodically during the transition from his freshman season to his sophomore season, it will greatly benefit the Blue Devils going forward next year.
While Jefferson has the inside track as a starter next season, Josh Hairston currently finds himself as the second option at the 5 for Duke.
A role player for the entirety of his career, Hairston is not opposed to mixing it up down low with opposing big men of greater size.
The biggest question mark of Duke's frontcourt, however, lies with its biggest player.
Most recently, Marshall Plumlee underwent surgery to repair an injured left foot which will sideline him for almost four months. It was the same foot that the 6'11" Warsaw, Ind., native hurt late in the preseason that caused him to miss the Blue Devils' first nine games of the year.
While his size would automatically land him a starting position next year in place of his older brother Mason Plumlee, the injury will set back his progression considerably. How he returns from the injury could have a lasting impact on Duke's run towards its fifth championship in school history next season.