Duke Basketball: One Thing Each Blue Devil Needs to Work on This Offseason

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Duke Basketball: One Thing Each Blue Devil Needs to Work on This Offseason
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I can't say I was surprised when Duke University fell to the Derrick Williams led University of Arizona in the Sweet 16 in March.

The Blue Devils are traditionally nonathletic, while Arizona had an abundance of high-flyers who turned the game into a YouTube highlight reel.

With the loss of Kyrie Irving, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith, Duke will start the 2011-2012 season without its top three players and scorers from the previous season.

The most notable addition to the team is Austin Rivers, a guard who is widely considered one of the top recruits in the nation.

If the Blue Devils are going to make another run at a title, they'll need to get tougher. When they won in 2010, seven-footer Brian Zoubek morphed into an inside presence that carried the team through the tournament.

Rivers will get his points, but will another player be able to step and fill the second-scorer role? Who will it be?

Here's one thing each player could work on this summer to get the Blue Devils back on track.

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