It's hard to pinpoint how well a freshman will play in college basketball.
Some struggle, some thrive. Some cope with the pressure of playing major college ball, some don't. Certain games translate easily, others don't. It's just the way of the world in college basketball, and it's a whole new ball game the freshman don't really know about.
Still, talent, athleticism and hard work all pay off sooner or later, but with certain schools, fans expect the former. They expect top tier recruits to come in and dominate the college scene, but frankly, the expectations are too high.
Here are five predictions, one for each Duke freshman, that lean on the side of diehard fandom,five predictions that may be expecting all that talent to pay off sooner, rather than later (in certain cases).