I watched Duke live in November vs Auburn and again a couple of weeks ago at Cameron Indoor Stadium vs Connecticut. Here are some of my thoughts on coach Joanne P. McCallie‘s team:
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– essay writing on my brother Freshman center Elizabeth Williams is legit. We had her as the No. 1 prospect overall coming out of high school last summer but I don’t believe that even we thought she would be this dominant on the interior this quickly. She’s getting it done on both ends of the floor. Impressive stuff from the kid!
– That said, sophomore Chelsea Gray is the heartbeat of the team. Her play at the point guard position is vital to Duke’s success. She’s really shown that “supreme confidence” online research paper writers with the ball that made her our No. 5 ranked player nationally two years ago. Real shooting range, great floor vision equals a top shelf point guard in a sophomore class full of them.
– Down the stretch, Duke will need sophomore forwards Haley Peters and Tricia Liston to be consistent offensive producers. When those two combine for 23-28 points a game, the Blue Devils become a much tougher team to defend. They are already a quality defensive team so getting to 65 points in a game help writing spanish essays on the other end makes it hard for opponents to come away with a win. In the UConn game, they gave up 61 points in a loss. (Ed note: They lost to Maryland Sunday and gave up 63 points)
– Looking down the road, their 2012 recruiting class will give them some depth. Top five guard Alexis Jones will bring a Chelsea Gray like vibe and together they could be the league’s signature backcourt for two seasons if Jones can contribute right away. Top 50 wing online homework service Sierra Moore will give them athleticism to compliment Liston and Richa Jackson while Top 100 caliber post Katie Heckman will bring some versatility to the frontline.
Brandon Clay is the owner of the JumpOffPlus.com International Report, Peach State Basketball, Inc., and ProspectsNation.com. The JumpOffPlus.com is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach him at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com