Preview: Duke Blue Devils

Key transfer, star freshman could push Blue Devils to the top

Updated: October 23, 2013, 9:28 AM ET
By John Gasaway | ESPN Insider

Jabari ParkerAP Photo/Charles Rex ArbogastFreshman forward Jabari Parker should immediately thrive in the post for Duke this season.

Duke Blue Devils

2012-13: 30-6 (14-4 ACC)
In-conference offense: 1.14 points per possession (1st)
In-conference defense: 0.99 points allowed per possession (5th)

Fans in Durham are accustomed to seeing highly efficient offense, naturally, but even by the lofty standards Mike Krzyzewski's program maintains, last season stood out. In ACC play, this was the most accurate group of shooters from the field that Duke has seen since the 2005-06 team led by J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams.