Duke Blue Devils have their next game to start their ACC schedule. The 2014 year has started and it should be a great year for the Blue Devils. They are playing better this season, and just in time to compete for an ACC season title. There will be much to look forward to for Blue Devil fans.
This team has an immense amount of potential. They haven’t reached their potential, and they are a top ten team. They only have two loses to two teams in the top twenty five. They have played well but not great, and should only get better in 2014. There are three players playing at a high level, and they are Jabari Parker, Rodney Hood, and Quinn Cook. These three players have been leading the Blue Devils all season long. They have been nothing but consistent for almost every game. Cook took a little longer than Parker and Hood, but has come along very nicely and is dependable for Duke.
The other players haven’t been consistent, but a number of them have showed up in certain games. These players have been Amile Jefferson, Rasheed Sulaimon, and Ander Dawkins. Neither one of these players have been great every game, but have played key roles in some of the bigger games this season. They will need one of these players to show up in every game starting the ACC season. The other players will have to be great role players for this team.
This team playing better could come at the right time for Duke, and with their schedule they will continue to challenge themselves. There will be a number of things to learn about this team, who have lost to some of the better teams in college basketball, but also have beaten some good teams. They will have opportunities against Syracuse and North Carolina to show if they can beat teams that can compete for a Final Four.
The other great part for the Blue Devils in 2014 is that they will get to see the top recruiting class for college basketball according to multiple recruiting websites including ESPN. They will be able to get to see the number one center and point guard in their next recruiting class. They will also have two of the best wings in the class as well. They have four players in the top thirty coming in to Durham for next season.
This has the making for a great year for the Blue Devils with aspirations of a Final Four team this season, and could be the number one team in the nation for the Blue Devils starting next season. 2014 should be a great year for Blue Devil fans, and one that could have them watching great basketball. They should be excited that 2014 has started, and will be a happy new year for them.