Originally written on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 4/11/12
With respect to Josh Hairston, the fears that recently chilled the spines of Duke fans wondering what the Blue Devils might look like inside the paint next basketball season were alleviated when Mason Plumlee announced Tuesday he will return for his senior season. The early word a couple of weeks ago was that the 6-foot-11 Plumlee was taking his game to the next level. To some, the notion seemed a bit odd, given that Plumlee still has plenty to prove on offense, and hasnt been a consistent defender. But those who bleed all things Duke cared more about the cavern it would put in the middle of the Blue Devils, and that simply wasnt what theyre used to or care to even consider. Hairston, a 6-8 rising junior, has played sparingly and produced little, and Ryan Kelly, a 6-10 stretch four a power forward who plays usually on the perimeter facing the basket would have been Dukes only bigs with any experience. Marshall Plumlee, who redshirted as a freshman this past season, would have...
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