Duke basketball: Top five candidates to lead Blue Devils in rebounds

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Candidates to lead the next Duke basketball team in rebounds: Mark Williams

Newly minted five-star Mark Williams, who ranks No. 27 on the 247Sports 2020 Composite and is the younger brother of former Duke women’s basketball great Elizabeth Williams, certainly possesses the necessary height to snag countless boards in Durham. On the other hand, a seemingly weak base may prevent the 7-foot-1, 225-pound center out of IMG Academy (Fla.) from holding his ground as a freshman against older, stronger ACC big men.

Look for Williams to average 15-20 minutes as a rookie in Durham. Look for him to lead the squad in blocks due to his proven timing and made-for-swatting long arms. Just don’t look for him to outrebound these next three Blue Devils.

Predicted rebounds per game for Mark Williams next season: 5.1