The Chronicle published its annual ACC basketball preview today with features on everything you need to know for the upcoming Duke basketball season: analysis, player breakdowns, team-by-team previews and more
The Blue Devils begin their season against Georgia State tonight at Cameron Indoor Stadium, just a few days before heading to Atlanta for a marquee matchup against No. 3 Kentucky.
Here are all the links from the ACC basketball preview that you should make sure to read as you get ready for the season to kick off:
- After winning a national title in their first seasons at Duke, Seth Curry, Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly are now the seniors and will look to rediscover that championship formula, by Andrew Beaton.
- Freshmen Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson already possess the coveted Duke basketball character, by Tom Gieryn.
- Quinn Cook could be the answer Duke has been waiting for at point guard, by Bobby Colton.
- After a long wait, Alex Murphy and Marshall Plumlee are ready to trade in their redshirts for Duke blue, by Daniel Carp.
- Potentially the best player on Duke’s roster will spend the year on the sidelines as Rodney Hood adjusts to life in Durham as a transfer, by Brady Buck.
- The Blue Devils had one of the worst defenses in the ACC last year and this year that must change, by Danny Nolan.
- Previews of every team in the ACC, in predicted order of finish: N.C. State, North Carolina, Miami, Florida State, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Boston College.
- We also preview Duke’s two marquee out-of-conference opponents: Kentucky and Ohio State.
- Year after year, women’s basketball head coach Joanne P. McCallie brings top recruits to Durham and this year is no exception with Alexis Jones and Sierra Moore figuring to play big rules in the team’s national title hopes, by Jay Sullivan.
- Duke is the only team from last year’s Elite Eight to return its top five scorers and with Elizabeth Williams, Chelsea Gray, Haley Peters and Tricia Liston, the Blue Devils have one of the best cores in the nation, by Tom Gieryn.
- Chloe’s comeback: After a suspension last year, Chloe Wells is back in the fold and ready to help lead Duke, by Nick Martin.
- This will be the year McCallie takes Duke past the Elite Eight, opines Steven Slywka.
- The Blue Devils have the talent but are too banged up to make a deep run, opines Karl Kingma.