The Significance Of Getting Austin Rivers Or Quincy Miller

Austin GradeContributor IMay 11, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 05:  Jon Scheyer #20 of the Duke Blue Devils gets set to attempt a shot 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 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Something the Blue Devils have lacked in recent years, and still have fielded excellent teams is a heralded star. The last time they had a national star was JJ Redick in 2006. Lately the Duke teams have relied on men like Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler, Gerald Henderson, and Nolan Smith. That has proven to work ,but by gaining Miller or Rivers that will be a huge bounce-back after Singler and Smith will leave next season. They have scored #3 recruit Kyrie Irving for next year, but no one knows how long he will stay at Duke besides himself. So the impact of a big time player at Duke is even greater now.

If Irving stays, the combo of him and Rivers, and Curry, and Dawkins plus Thornton, will be much like the one we are about to experience next season. The significance of getting Rivers would put Duke into a nearly unstoppable guard positions for the next few years.

The power of Miller is if they can get him to commit to Duke, they would be studded in the frontcourt as well as the backcourt. Duke will keep Hairston, the Plumlees, Felix, Kelly, and Adams will be as good as they have ever been.

The future is looking brighter and brighter for the Blue Devils and Coach K makes sure of it.