Duke basketball: Player comparisons for seven incoming Blue Devils

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230 pounds. Patrick Tape. 434. Pick Analysis. PF. player. Scouting Report. 6-foot-10

  • No. 22 overall graduate transfer
  • No. 4 power forward

The Duke basketball coaches filled a significant need when they landed the services of Columbia graduate transfer Patrick Tape this offseason. After averaging 11.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.3 blocks in 2018-2019, he sat out last season following a toe injury.

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From what I’ve seen, there’s really nothing flashy about Tape’s game, but he simply gets things done. He is highly efficient on offense — career 61.3 field goal percentage — yet he is also adept at defending the low block. His per 40 minutes numbers on defense would have him averaging 1.6 steals a game and 2.5 blocks a game.

The Charlotte native will come in right away and either start for the Blue Devils until Mark Williams is ready to do so, or he will provide serviceable minutes as his back up. Either way, the 2020-21 Duke basketball roster needed another five-man. Comparatively, I think Tape’s game matches up a lot like former Tar Heel Tony Bradley, with a little bit more production on the defensive side of the court.

Well, that’s it for now. Let me know your thoughts! Until next time…

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