Duke Going Back To Top Notch Centers

Austin GradeContributor IMay 2, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 05:  Mason Plumlee #5 and Miles Plumlee #21 of the Duke Blue Devils support their teamates from the bench against the Butler Bulldogs during the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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After losing Brian Zoubek after being a major dissapointment most of his career, finally got it done in the 2010 NCAA Tournament to bring home the Championship, Duke must find more power on the inside. More like back in the days of Shelden Williams and Carlos Boozer. Next season, hopefully the emergence of the Plumlee Brothers will spark a new chain of real power in the frontcourt.


Miles Plumlee  Mason Plumlee  Josh Hairston

Miles will be a junior and is going to be a defensive stopper, especially alongside his brother Mason, who will be a sophmore controlling the boards. Towards the end of the 09-10 season Miles started to hit a nice mid-range jumper, if he can continue that, and add a post-move, he will look very good next year.

Mason has the chance to be an unstoppable force in the middle, if not this season, then definately the next. He has shown flashes of brilliance, but on the defensive end, he will be a dynamic shot blocker, with Miles at the other side.

Josh will grow into his spot at Duke, but will contribute right away. He is not a real center, but he can certainly bang in the middle. If he can get his intensity and defense up, he will play in the rotation for all of the year. He will need to get a couple moves down, and the stronger the better.



Miles Plumlee  Mason Plumlee  Josh Hairston  Tyler Adams

Miles will be there again, as will Hairston. and the new big man on the block, the number 81 recruit on rivals.com, Tyler Adams, with most likely Mason coming back for his junior year.

Adams will have to bring more pop of the bench with Hairston as the Plumlee Brothers will start again. Adams will bring even more athleticsm and length to a stacked frontcourt.

Considering: Marshall Plumlee  Amir Williams  Michael Chandler

All 3 of these guys would be huge additions with Marshall being a great part of the Plumlee trio. Chandler is the most high rated star of all of these 3 but will be looking at other big names schools, and is the only one of these 3 without an offer by the Blue Devils. Williams is a very realistic recruit if by chance, the 3rd Plumlee will not come to Duke, and as another Top 100 player, big even more power to the most stacked position in all of college basketball.