The Duke Blue Devils
Last Year: 29-8, 2nd in the ACC
Key Returners: None, they return zero starters
Key Losses: Trevon Duval, Gary Trent Jr, Grayson Allen, Wendell Carter Jr, and Marvin Bagley III.
Key Additions: RJ Barrett ESPN #1 Forward and Recruit, Zion Williamson ESPN #2 Recruit, Cam Reddish ESPN #3 Recruit, Tre Jones ESPN #10 Recruit, and Joey Baker, reclassified from 2019-2020.
Coach: Coach K (fuck spelling his name)
Key Games: vs/@ North Carolina, vs Kentucky, every ACC game
Duke is back and better than ever. After a disappointing finish last season, Duke decided they were not fucking around anymore. Coach K went out and got every recruit he could, bringing in another #1 recruiting class. Zion Williamson is an absolute tank and will destroy anyone in the paint. He is who I picked as my player of the year. Zion and RJ will have to play nice to one another, after reports that they hated each other. If and only IF this Duke team can come together as one, they’ll be unbeatable. There are so many talents on this roster, if they can all blend together towards a common goal, they’ll achieve it. They remind me a ton of Duke’s 2015 Championship team. I think they may struggle at first, but when it is all said and done, they may be champions.
Prediction: Duke will struggle early by losing to Kentucky in their first game. Everyone will panic but Duke will bounce back, given that their non-conference schedule is essentially the School of the Blind minus Kentucky, but the ACC is no joke. It is easily the best conference again. Duke will finish 1st in the ACC and will be the overall #1 seed. Here is my hot take: Duke loses to the 8th seed in their region in the Round of 32. Or they lose in the Sweet 16, either way, Duck Fuke.
PS: Fuck Duke go Cats. Cats win 77-69 tonight