With Scheyer, Smith, and Dawkins, Is Duke Backcourt the Country’s Best?

Posted by Tyler Lambert on August-19-2009 Add Comments

On June 24, 2009, Duke University announced that Elliot Williams would be transferring from the program after just one season. This news left Duke with only two scholarship guards left on roster.

Add to the loss of Williams the departure of Gerald Henderson to the NBA, and you would believe that Duke would have serious problems competing in the always tough Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

These two key players fueled Duke's run to the 2009 ACC Championship and NCAA Sweet 16, and without them, many believed that Duke's reign in the college basketball landscape would take a serious hit.

Then came along 2010 Duke commit Andre Dawkins, ranked the No. 3 shooting guard in his class. Dawkins understood that Duke wouldn't ...

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