Meet the 2013-14 Duke Blue Devils
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6'8", 235 lb. freshman forward from Chicago (Simeon Career Academy). Two-time Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, two time All-America (ESPNHS, USAToday), MaxPreps National Player of the Year, Morgan Wooten Award winner.
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Quinn Cook
6'2", 180 lb. junior point guard from Washington, D.C. (Oak Hill Academy). Averaging 8.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game coming into the season with a 2.6:1 assist-to-turnover ratio in 69 career games.
Tyler Thornton
6'2", 190 lb. senior guard from Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga). A team captain counted on for pressure defense and strong ball-handling skills - has committed more than two turnovers just 15 times in 104 career games.
6'8", 215 lb. redshirt freshman forward from Meridian, Miss. (Meridian). A team captain who transferred from Mississippi State where he made SEC All-Freshman team after averaging 10.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game.
Rodney Hood
Alex Murphy
6'9", 230 lb. redshirt sophomore from Wakefield, R.I. (South Kingston). Averaged 2.1 points and 1.0 rebounds, shooting 49.1 percent (27-of-55) from the field in 31 games.
Matt Jones
6'4", 200 lb. freshman guard from DeSoto, TX (DeSoto). A McDonald's All-American, led his team to a 33-3 record as a senior, averaging 17.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game while earning all-state honors in 2013.
Rasheed Sulaimon
6'4", 190 lb. sophomore guard from Houston (Strake Jesuit College Prep). Selected to the ACC All-Freshman Team, averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 36 games last season. Had a career-high 27 points on a career-best 10 made field goals in a win over Maryland on Feb. 24.
Josh Hairston
6'5", 235 lb. senior forward from Fredericksburg, Va. (Montrose Christian). A team captain, appeared in 35 games with six starts last season - drew a team-high 20 charges on the year. Counted on to bring energy off the bench.
Semi Ojeleye
6'7", 230 lb. freshman from Ottawa, KS (Ottawa). Set Kansas career and senior-year scoring records, finishing with 2,763 points, including 952 points as a senior. Parade Magazine National Player of the Year and Gatorade Kansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
Amile Jefferson
6'9", 210 lb. sophomore forward from Philadelphia (Friends Central School). Averaged 4 points and 2.9 rebounds in 32 games (seven starts) last season, shooting 54.3% from the field. Had a career-high 14 points (5-7) against Boston College in February.
Andre Dawkins
6'5", 215 lb. graduate guard from Chesapeake, Va. (Atlantic Shores Christian). Took a year away from basketball last year as a redshirt (now wears #34). Duke's leading returning scorer with 752 career points, shoots 40.1% from 3-point range.
7', 260 lb. reshirt sophomore center from Warsaw, IN (Christ School - NC). First two seasons have been interrupted by foot injuries, played in only 19 games so far. Older brothers Miles and Mason played for Duke, becoming the first brother trio on one team in ACC history.
Marshall Plumlee
Nick Pagliuca
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6'3", 175 lb. freshman guard from Weston, MA (Milton Academy). Averaged 20.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a high school senior.
6'9", 245 lb. graduate forward from Lake Forrest, IL (Lake Forest Academy). Received a scholarship entering the 2011-12 season, has appeared in 17 games for Duke.
Todd Zafirovski
Hall of Fame coach and 12-time National Coach of the Year in his 34th year at Duke. Has four NCAA Championships (1991, 1992, 2001, 2010), four gold medals as coach of Team USA, an NCAA-record 957 career wins (957-297) and 82 NCAA tournament wins (1st all-time).
Coach Mike Krzyzewski
Source: Duke Sports Information; Produced by Kevin Keister/newsobserver.com
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