Predicted stats for six Duke basketball forwards next season

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Ranking six forwards on the 2020-21 Duke basketball team: Wendell Moore

Scouting Report. 3. player. 434. Pick Analysis. 6-6, 215. Sophomore. Wendell Moore

One thing we know for sure about Wendell Moore is that he doesn’t freeze up in nail-biting moments (see: his putback winner as time expired in overtime on the road against North Carolina last season). We also know the Charlotte-area native enjoys adequate length, strength, athleticism, handles, moves, aptitude, and willingness to play up to four positions.

But Moore was turnover-prone as a freshman, to the tune of 4.1 per 40 minutes. Also, his shooting — 21.1 percent from beyond the arc and only 44.4 percent inside it — indicated much need for improvement. That said, if he builds on his sundry contributions and reins in the head-down drives that often resulted in turnovers last season, then any of the following individual titles are attainable: Duke co-captain, National Defensive Player of the Year, and All-ACC performer.

Predicted production next season for Wendell Moore (four key averages): 8.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.7 steals