Duke basketball legends the current Blue Devils should be for Halloween

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Halloween costume for Duke basketball guard Jordan Goldwire…

TRE JONES (2018-20)

Starting with the easy one right off the bat. Jordan Goldwire arrived at Duke three years ago with low expectations due to his three-star rating as a recruit. The combo guard has since turned himself into a solid contributor on offense and an absolute junkyard dog on defense.

Goldwire’s status as a lockdown defender will not change. On that front, he just needs to be himself. How he can channel his inner Tre Jones, though, is in terms of offensive production.

As Duke basketball fans will remember, Jones had a major metamorphosis from his freshman year to sophomore year. He went from averaging 9.4 points in 2018-19 to 16.2 points last season and subsequently became the 2020 ACC Player of the Year (on top of being the 2020 ACC Defensive Player of the Year).

Some of that was situation-based, as Jones went from fourth to first fiddle. But there’s no denying he stepped up his offensive game. And while Goldwire will not be the main guy, he could certainly improve his 4.7 points per game as a junior to somewhere close to 10 points per game this season as a senior.

Couple that scoring increase with his usual lockdown defense. Duke would be hard to beat night in and night out.