Duke entered the 2013-2014 season with national championship expectations. The extremely talented team shocked the world when they fell in the first round of the NCAA tournament to Mercer. In addition to the rough loss, Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, Duke’s two best players, were each drafted in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft. Most programs would take a big step back after losing its two best players but not Duke. Duke enters the 2014-2015 season with a top two recruiting class. Incoming freshmen, Chicago native, and number one recruit, Jahlil Okafor looks to be a force on the inside for the Blue Devils. Tyus Jones, the number one high school point guard, will be joining Okafor in Durham as well. Once again look for the Blue Devils to compete for another national title.
The Duke Blue Devils operate under Coach Mike Krzyzewski at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Cameron has been one of the most prestigious homes for college basketball in the Krzyzewski era. Duke has built a dynasty which includes four national titles and 30 NCAA Tournament appearances in 31 years. They were ranked the #1 team in the country at some point in every season between 1997 and 2003. Many famous Duke players have made the NBA including Jabari Parker, Shane Battier, Carlos Boozer, Elton Brand, Luol Deng, Mike Dunleavy, Kyrie Irving, J.J. Redick, Austin Rivers, Christian Laettner, and Gr