2022 Record: 20-13 (10-8)

Coach: Keith Dambrot (Career Record 504-293) (Record at Duquesne 91-84)

Duquesne drastically improved from the 2021-22 season to the 2022-23 season improving from a 6-26 record to a 20-13 record. With the return from last years team, as well as the additions made this offseason, Duquesne is in position to improve once again and make a return to postseason play.

PG: Dae Dae Grant (15.5 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 2.5 Ast)

SG: Jimmy Clark III (12.2 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 2.5 Ast)

SF: Fousseyni Drame (La Salle 8.8 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 0.7 Ast)

PF: Andrei Savrasov (Georgia Southern 14.3 Pts, 7.3 Reb, 1.2 Ast)

C: Tre Williams (6.6 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 1.5 Ast)

6: Dusan Mahorcic (NC State 8.7 Pts, 6.6 Reb, 1.2 Ast)

7: PG Kareem Rozier (3.9 Pts, 1.2 Reb, 2.1 Ast)

8: PF Hassan Drame (La Salle 6.4 Pts, 4.3 Reb, 0.7 Ast)

9: PF David Dixon (4.5 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 0.5 Ast)

10: SF Matus Hronsky (2.9 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast)

11: PG Kailon Nichols

12: PF Halil Barre (2.4 Pts, 2.4 Reb)

13: SF Andy Barba (0.7 Pts, 1.3 Reb)

Duquesne returns their guard duo of Jimmy Clark and Dae Dae Grant both are 5th year players that add tremendous experience to the Dukes backcourt. Grant is poised to have a huge season coming back next year. Grant shoots 40% from beyond the arc and also excels as a passer.

Adding the Drame twins also brings more experience to the Dukes from players that already are familiar with the conference. Both Hassan and Fousseyni are great defenders and do enough on the offensive end to add great value to the team. The twins also have tournament experience from their run to the sweet 16 with Saint Peter’s.

Duquesne also has great depth at the center and power forward positions. They return Tre Williams who started all games and was a tremendous interior presence. He’s shown the ability to defend the interior and at his 6-7 250lb frame he instills his will power. The Dukes also made 2 great adds in the portal. They added Dusan Mahorcic from NC State, who is now on his 5th school. Mahorcic brings more experience and possibly had the best season of his career with NC State last season even though he was injured throughout.

The final add that the Dukes made in the portal was Georgia Southern transfer Andrei Savrasov. He was the leading rebounder in the state of Georgia last year and also is a great addition on the offensive end of the ball. The former Texas Tech forward also has the ability to stretch the floor while also adding value to the defensive side of the ball.

Realistic expectations for Duquesne this season would be to compete at the top of the A10 finishing in the Top 4, and potentially have a chance to make the NIT. With winning 20 games last season, the Dukes have a chance to improve upon that and can finish with around 23-25 wins.