Predicted stats for six Duke basketball forwards next season

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Ranking six forwards on the 2020-21 Duke basketball team: Henry Coleman

Scouting Report. Henry Coleman. 434. Pick Analysis. 6-8, 240. Freshman. 4. player

Across the past four decades, Mike Krzyzewski hasn’t been shy in showing favoritism toward bright fellas who also happen to be well-built tough guys. Names like Billy King, Brian Davis, Nate James, Dahntay Jones, and Amile Jefferson come to mind. And that’s why Henry Coleman, a four-star bruiser out of Richmond, Va., who sounds like a physics professor in interviews, stands to be on the court relatively often as a Duke basketball freshman and likely for several seasons to come.

True, Coleman’s moves are kinda jagged. Yes, his outside shot isn’t yet a thing of beauty. Honestly, he may be the next in a long line of Blue Devils to regularly miss easy shots around the rim. On the other hand, his instincts, passion, personality, dedication, you name it, seem off the charts. Expect the aspiring FBI agent — after his playing days, that is — to emerge as a vocal leader while doing all the dirty work to warrant respect from his teammates and coaches.

Predicted production next season for Henry Coleman (four key averages): 6.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, 0.7 steals