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

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Pick Analysis. Forward. Henry Coleman. player. Scouting Report. Freshman. 3. 434

Candidates to lead the next Duke basketball team in rebounds: Henry Coleman

Yes, now as an impressive 6-foot-8, 240-pound specimen, Henry Coleman has the ideal physique, intensity, and IQ to act as a rebounding specialist as a Duke freshman. In addition to exhibiting this notable hunger for boards, the 18-year-old boasts underrated bounce, including quick recovery time, and generally appears confident in every step he takes.

Because of all that to go along with his glowingly positive attitude and obvious leadership qualities — president of the student body at Trinity Episcopal (Va.) — Mike Krzyzewski and his staff are likely to call upon Coleman early and often next season. Though the four-star power forward ranks the lowest of Duke’s incoming class at No. 51, his brainy persona suggests he’ll quickly catch on to Coach K’s system and possibly own the starting gig down low from Day One.

Predicted rebounds per game for Henry Coleman next season: 5.6