Duke Blue Devils forward Amile Jefferson hadn't played since suffering a foot injury against Boston College on Jan. 7. However, he's ready to return.
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Jefferson Will Play vs. Miami
Saturday, Jan. 21
Duke announced Jefferson would return to the lineup against the Hurricanes for Saturday's game.
Jefferson Vital Cog For Duke Due to Versatility, Leadership
Last season, Jefferson was limited to nine appearances before suffering a fractured right foot.
When he's been healthy, the Philadelphia native has been a difference-maker. Prior to the injury, Jefferson was averaging 13.8 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.
Freshman Harry Giles has gotten some much-needed experience with Jefferson on the shelf, but the veteran's return to the lineup is paramount to Duke's national title expectations.