Hoops Hype for Duke

A look around the newsstands shows that the hype has started on the fast-approaching basketball season. Wendell Moore Jr. shares the cover of Athlon Sports magazine and there is no shortage of talk of Coach K's last season at Duke.

Here are the highlights -

  • Wendell Moore Jr. graces the cover.
  • Paolo Banchero is rated as the second-best player in college basketball and is picked to be 1st team All American and the best freshman.
  • Duke is ranked 6th nationally and expected to bow out in Final Eight.
  • Duke is picked to win the ACC. 1- Duke 2- UNC 3- FSU 4- Va Tech 5- UVA 6- Louisville 7- Syracuse 8- Notre Dame 9- Miami 10- Miami 11- GT 12-NCSU 13- WF 14- BC
  • Mark Williams is picked 2nd team All ACC and is ranked 23rd in the top 100 players in college hoops.
  • AJ Griffin is picked 3rd team All ACC and is ranked as the 79th best player in college basketball.
  • There is a Steve Wiseman article on Coach K titled the Final Chapter.
  • The "Last Page," is dedicated to Mike Krzyzewski with quotes from others.
  • In the list of what to watch for this college basketball season, the number one thing is Coach K's Final season.

The magazine is at most newsstands/book stores and priced at 10.99.