2013-14 Duke basketball preview

Posted by Laura Keeley on November 7, 2013 

Rodney Hood (5), Quinn Cook (2), Josh Hairston (15), Andre Dawkins (34) and Tyler Thornton (3) are ready to go.


Friday marks 222 days since Duke’s 2012-13 season ended on Indianapolis on Easter Sunday.

On to the next one.

Check out all the Duke preview content from our special section below. And if you like the picture above, be sure to grab a print copy of Friday’s paper -- it will run prominently on the cover of our special section.

From 1999, 2001, Beijing, London to now, this Duke team is built to win.

Or, as the print headline tells it: Red, White and Blueprint

The secret behind Mike Krzyzewski’s decades of success? His ability to adapt, which will be on fully display with this year’s team. The above link offers a detailed breakdown of how Duke will play this year.

After watching last year, Rodney Hood is ready to lead

Krzyzewski started pulling leadership out of Rodney Hood the second he stepped on campus. After spening a year in the Blue Devils’ program, Hood is ready to put this team on his shoulders.

Scouting report: Duke’s starting five

More on the five I believe will see the most playing time this year.

Duke basketball facts and figures

Best case, worst case, X-factors, etc.

And a bonus story that ran in Friday’s regular sports section: what determines this team’s ceiling? Health.

Thanks for reading and following along. The season will commence Friday night at 7 p.m. against Davidson. I, for one, am excited to see what it will bring.

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