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X Factor: Duke basketball vs. Syracuse

The Blue Devils take on the Orange of Syracuse at 7 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Before every basketball game, we’ll break down a player on each team who could be the difference-maker in the upcoming contest. Duke: forward Amile Jefferson Jefferson has struggled offensively in his past five games since putting up big numbers in back-to-back games against Pittsburgh and Syracuse...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A good start of the season for Duke Blue Devils

It was only the first game of the season, but we learned a number of things about the Duke Blue Devils.  We saw their freshman contribute right away with Jabari Parker making the first Duke points of the season.  Along with Matt Jones both freshmen made contribution early in the game.  The other thing we learned is their weakness coming in to the season, which is the post game...
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

TDDTV: Amile Jefferson Interview

Duke sophomore grabbed 16 boards to help Duke fight off Drury on Saturday
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The bench for Duke Basketball in 2013-14: The Bigs

This year the Duke post players will be Amile Jefferson, who will start, Marshall Plumlee and Josh Hairston. Plumlee and Hairston will be coming off the bench this year and will be the only post players available to Coach Krzyzewski.  They will need them to play quality minutes because they both might have to play considerable minutes.  Hairston will play both the center position...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Starters for Duke Basketball in the 2013-14 season: Amile Jefferson

The starting center for the Duke Blue Devils will be Amile Jefferson.  This is the only starting position that is really up for grabs.  Amile Jefferson will get the first opportunity to prove himself because of his combination of athleticism and experience.  His fellow starters this season will be Quinn Cook at point guard, Rasheed Sulaimon at shooting guard, Rodney Hood at small...
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jefferson Bulking Up

With the departure of big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, Duke will rely on Josh Hairston, Marshall Plumlee and Amile Jefferson in the post. Thing is, Hairston, while an excellent role player, is 6-7 and limited as a post player, Plumlee is still in a boot following foot surgery and Jefferson weighed 195 as a freshman and was punished by bigger, stronger opponents. The most likely...
Via Juiced Sports Blog
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke notes: Kelly-Cowher to wed, Jefferson carbing it up

Mike Krzyzewski and Duke are holding the 11th K Academy this year, which is essentially a fantasy camp for adults to be coached by Krzyzewski and former Duke stars. The proceeds go to the Emily Krzyzewski Foundation and general scholarships at Duke. Both Krzyzewski and some of those former players sat down with the media on Thursday as the camp began. Ryan Kelly has had a pretty...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jefferson gives Duke needed energy

DURHAM, N.C. -- One man's misfortune is often another man's opportunity. That goes for Duke freshman forward Amile Jefferson, who is suddenly a vital component of what No. 3 Duke is trying to achieve. And he's responding pretty well. Losing senior and third-leading scorer Ryan Kelly last week for perhaps the rest of the regular season has forced the Blue Devils to...
Via Fox Sports South
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke makes a call to sleeper PF

A year ago Duke got re-involved with Amile Jefferson and waited out his recruitment into the Spring signing period. After seeing a couple of targets go elsewhere this Fall, the Blue Devils are looking around again for a potential late signee, and appear to have found one in the form of Gavin Schilling. The 6'9, 235 pounder spoke with TDD about that on Sunday.
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Being big: Jefferson comes up large on D

Freshman Amile Jefferson is providing exactly what Duke was lacking a season ago writes TDD's Shawn Krest.
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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