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  1. #41
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New York City
    I'm more clueless this year than I've ever been, which probably means I'll be more accurate than I've ever been.


    Moore - 30
    Johnson - 28
    Hurt - 27
    Steward - 24
    Roach - 22
    Goldwire - 20
    Coleman - 16
    Baker - 15
    Tape - 9
    Brakefield - 5
    Williams - 4
    Singler is IRON

    I STILL GOT IT! -- Ryan Kelly, March 2, 2013

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Moore - 30
    Johnson - 28
    Hurt - 27
    Steward - 27
    Roach - 20
    Goldwire - 26
    Williams - 12
    Baker - 15
    Tape - 6
    Brakefield - 5
    Coleman - 4

    Also, I predict Duke finishes 3rd in ACC this year.

  3. #43
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    Feb 2013
    Location
    Cambridge, MA
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. synellinden View Post
    I'm more clueless this year than I've ever been, which probably means I'll be more accurate than I've ever been.
    This has to be one of the more difficult seasons to predict minutes. Coach K almost always has a couple guys who rarely leave the court in close games.* This year it is difficult to predict who this might be. After all, there are no returning player who averaged more than 24.1 mpg last year and Duke has no incoming top 10 RSCI player. Add in the fact that we have 7 newcomers who may (or may not) play a significant role this year and the lack of preseason games to gauge the players, and it seems like this year's contest in pretty much a crapshoot for anyone without inside knowledge of how the guys are performing in practice.

    That being said, here is my guess

    MPG
    Johnson 32
    Moore 28
    Goldwire 25
    Hurt 23
    Roach 20
    Coleman 18
    Steward 17
    Williams 12
    Baker 12
    Tape 10
    Brakefield 3


    *In the 821 Duke games decided by 15 points or less since Coach K arrived, the Duke player with the most minutes has averaged 38.3 minutes and the player with the second most minutes played has averaged 36.0 minutes. In my opinion, it is hard to look at this year's roster and pick out 2 guys who are going to average 36+ mpg in close games. While their are no obvious choices, I see 7 potential candidates for "guy-Coach K-wants-to-have-on-the-court-as-much-as-possible":

    - Jalen Johnson (top incoming recruit)
    - Wendell Moore or Matthew Hurt (if either takes a Luke Kennard-like sophomore leap)
    - Jordan Goldwire or Jeremy Roach (Coach K likes to have his best point guard on the floor as much as possible)
    - DJ Steward or Joey Baker (Coach K loves elite shooters if they can hold their own defensively).

  4. #44
    Who had Tapé, Williams, Coleman, and Brakefield combining for 9 minutes in the opener against Pomeroy's #332 team?

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Triangle, NC
    Quote Originally Posted by Kedsy View Post
    Who had Tapé, Williams, Coleman, and Brakefield combining for 9 minutes in the opener against Pomeroy's #332 team?
    I do have Williams, Tapé, & Brakefield for a combined 12 min average/game for the season,...
    BUT, I also have Coleman for 16 min a game. Oops!! I think I saw Coleman out there for maybe 40-50 seconds today. What in the world??! We kept hearing glowing reviews on Coleman preseason.

    I thought we could have gone big on a few sequences today... but alas... the short bench will forever define our beloved Blue Devils.
    Last edited by -jk; 11-28-2020 at 06:06 PM. Reason: put an apostrophe after tape to autocorrect to Tapé
    cbarry
    Morrisville, NC
    Duke '92

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