2022 Record: 27-9 (14-6)
Head Coach: Jon Scheyer (Career Record 27-9)
PG: Jeremy Roach (13.6 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 3.1 Ast)
SG: Tyrese Proctor (9.4 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 3.3 Ast)
SF: Jared McCain
PF: Mark Mitchell (9.1 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 1.2 Ast)
C: Kyle Filipowski (15.1 Pts, 9.0 Reb, 1.6 Ast)
6: SG Caleb Foster
7: C Ryan Young (6.4 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1.3 Ast)
8: SF TJ Power
9: PF Sean Stewart
10: SG Jaden Schutt (2.1 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast)
11: PG Jaylen Blakes (3.3 Pts, 1.5 Reb, 1.3 Ast)
12: C Christian Reeves (1.5 Pts, 0.9 Reb, 0.1 Ast)
Duke returns guard Jeremy Roach for his senior season. Roach brings a ton of experience to Durham this year. He’s been efficient in his Blue Devil career averaging 14PPG while shooting 43% from the floor and 34% from three this past season. Roach has also averaged over 3 assists per game in back to back seasons while taking care of the ball. Roach has also gotten better on the defensive end of the ball over the course of his career. Tyrese Proctor also returns to Duke for his sophomore season. The Australian guard is expected to have a breakout season. Proctor struggled from the floor at times shooting 38% from the floor and 32% from three during his freshman season. He’s capable of raising his shooting splits during his sophomore season. Duke also returns guards Jaylen Blakes and Jaden Schutt. Blakes saw a big rise in minutes this past season and played very hard when he got action. Schutt didn’t see much playing time, but he’s known as a high level shooter who can develop into a big piece.
The Blue Devils also return the duo of Mark Mitchell and Kyle Filipowski this season. Mitchell, a 6-9 forward, had a very productive freshman season with Duke. He averaged just over 9PPG and 4RPG while shooting 47% from the floor and 35% from three. Mitchell is a great defender who is very tough to score against on the interior. He also rebounds the ball well and should see an increase in production with a year under his belt. One of the most surprising events of the offseason was Kyle Filipowski opting to return to Duke. He could’ve entered the draft last season but wanted to return for his quest to bring Duke another title. Filipowski averaged 15PPG and 9RPG this past season. He could score from all three levels although he did struggle from beyond the arc at times. He also defended at a high level this past season. Ryan Young, a former Northwestern transfer, also returns for Duke. Young is a 5th year player who gives Duke some big man depth off the bench. Young shot an efficient 68% from the floor last season averaging 6PPG and 5RPG. Another returning big man on the roster is Christian Reeves who is a developmental 7 footer. He saw an average of 3 minutes per game last season.
Duke signed 4 prospects in the class of 2023 and all of them ranked in the Top 25. This gave Duke the #2 ranked recruiting class in the country. Jared McCain was the highest ranked prospect in the class coming in as the #14 player in the country. McCain is gifted on the offensive end of the ball and has a chance to start immediately as a freshman. PF TJ Power is another 5 star who ranked as the #17 player in the class. Power can stretch the floor and score in a variety of ways. He is another freshman that will make an immediate impact for the Blue Devils. Forward Sean Stewart was the #22 ranked player in the class. The final member of the recruiting class is guard Caleb Foster who was ranked as the #23 player in the class.
Duke has a roster this season that the perfect mesh of experience and freshman talent. The Blue Devils lucked out when they were able to get players like Filipowski and Proctor back in Durham for another season. A lot will be asked of this freshman class as well with all of them expected to be in the rotation. The experience Duke already has on the roster will help ease the incoming freshman into their roles. Duke seems like the clear favorite in the ACC this season with the biggest challengers being North Carolina and Miami. Duke has a roster this season that could compete for a national title.