Duke basketball rising sophomore shows improvements in workout video

Rising Duke basketball sophomore Wendell Moore showed great improvement in the latest workout video that his trainer posted.

Only as a sophomore, Wendell Moore is expected to step up and be more of a leader on and off the court for the Duke basketball program, and the North Carolina native is back in the gym getting ready for the season.

In a normal offseason, Duke would have its players on campus, taking classes, and working out, but clearly this is not a typical offseason as men’s and women’s basketball players cannot return to campus until August 2.

However, one of the potential young captains for the 2020-21 Blue Devils is back on the floor and documented his workout session earlier in the week.

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Wendell Moore worked on ballhandling, shooting, and endurance drills and looked much more confident and fluid doing so, although the defense he played against the wing was suspect at best.

In his freshman season, Wendell Moore averaged 7.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game while shooting 41.6 percent from the floor and a dreadful 21.1 percent from 3-point range.

Moore only played in 25 games in his first season as a Blue Devil, starting 11, but his absence from a handful of games was because of a broken bone in his right hand suffered at the beginning of January.

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The 6-foot-6 wing did have some issues in his inaugural Duke basketball season, which included shooting, turnovers, and fouls, but Moore was at his best when he was attacking the basket and playing aggressively as his defense was always at a near-elite level.

Wendell Moore will be joined by Jordan Goldwire, Joey Baker, and sophomore Matthew Hurt in their return to Durham while a star-studded freshman class headlined by Jalen Johnson will also arrive on campus alongside Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward, Mark Williams, and Henry Coleman.

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