Duke basketball: Is there cause for concern after latest victory?

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Duke basketball players who improved their stock against Boston College

Wendell Moore

Well, this one is too easy.

Wendell Moore had his best game of the season on Wednesday night.

Coming off the bench, the sophomore forward logged 30 minutes and posted a season-high, and tied a career-high, 25 points in addition to four rebounds, an assist, and three steals.

Moore had scored 19 combined points through the first five games of the season before the three-week layoff allowed the North Carolina native to clear his mind and get back to the basics on the court.

The 6-foot-6 forward was 8-of-13 from the floor, 2-of-3 from 3-point range, and 7-of-8 from the free throw line.

If Duke can get this version of Wendell Moore for the remainder of the season, the Blue Devils will have a much better chance at reaching their full potential.

Jeremy Roach

As Duke continues to play more games, freshman point guard Jeremy Roach continues to get more comfortable on the court.

Roach continues to impact the game in a positive manner and is seeing his offensive numbers soar after posting 12 points, two rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 32 minutes on 5-of-8 shooting from the field.

The one issue with the guard on Wednesday night was his five turnovers, something that will be fixed as he continues to adjust to the physicality of ACC play.

Jeremy Roach will be a key fixture for the Blue Devils going forward in 2021.

Matthew Hurt

It seems after each game Duke plays this season, Matthew Hurt finds himself on the ‘Stock Up’ list.

Hurt put forth another stellar effort over Boston College with 17 points and 11 rebounds on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor and 3-of-6 from 3-point range.

The sophomore forward continues to show his improved strength and offensive abilities as defenses focus their attention on the sharp-shooting big man but with little success at shutting down the former five-star recruit.

BONUS: Jon Scheyer

His first win as an acting head coach, Jon Scheyer guided the Blue Devils to a victory after a 16-point deficit in the first half.

The National Champion, as a player and an assistant coach, drew up a perfect inbounds play to Wendell Moore, which was the dagger in Boston College’s hopes of a monumental upset.

Scheyer could have another chance to lead Duke as a head coach on Saturday afternoon against Wake Forest if Mike Krzyzewski is still unable to return to the sidelines because of his potential exposure to COVID-19 and subsequent quarantine.