Posted January 29, 2013 on
Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson are playing big roles as Duke adjusts to life without Ryan Kelly.
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Two freshmen seem to be figuring things out at the right time for No. 5 Duke.
Guard Rasheed Sulaimon has rediscovered his shooting touch after a brief slump. And now that he's a starter, forward Amile Jefferson is doing all the little things that have been asked of him.
With the rookie tandem contributing more, the new-look Blue Devils (17-2, 4-2 ACC) hope they can keep moving...
Mike Krzyzewski didnt really implement major changes in his basketball teams approach until after it played several games without injured senior forward Ryan Kelly.
The coach wanted to see what his team looked like with Josh Hairston and then Amile Jefferson starting in Kellys spot in the lineup and exactly what his teams new weaknesses and strengths were. Like any good manager...
Duke needed a big statement win against Maryland on Saturday to get their season back on track. They did that, and then some, with their 20-point victory at home. More importantly, the Blue Devils found a third offensive weapon to help fill the void left when Ryan Kelly went out with an injury four weeks ago. Rasheed Sulaimon was slumping until Coach Mike Krzyzewski decided to bench...
Coach K says a lot has changed for his team since Ryan Kelly went down, but the Blue Devils are adapting better and better.
As we march our way deeper into the 2013 college basketball season, there isn’t a team that remains more interesting to casual fans than the Duke Blue Devils. Some people love them, some people hate them, but as is the case most years, no team is more interesting than Coach K’s bunch.
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