Duke basketball: 5 things to watch for this upcoming season

Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
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Duke basketball forward Wendell Moore (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

No. 1 thing to watch during the Duke basketball season: 

The Development of Wendell Moore

For the second consecutive offseason, one of the major talking points around the Blue Devils has been the development of forward Wendell Moore.

The junior has yet again shown the world that he has the ability and tools to be a star in college basketball, but it is the consistency that the Charlotte native is lacking.

Wendell Moore bumped his scoring average from 7.4 to 9.1 points per game in his two seasons, but his shooting percentage continues to be a question mark.

As a freshman, he shot 41.6-percent from the floor and 21.1-percent from 3-point range. And as a sophomore, he connected at a 41.7-percent clip from the field and 30.1-percent from downtown.

The 6-foot-5 forward was named as a captain this season and has the most experience in a Duke uniform on the roster, playing in 49 games for the Blue Devils. But he has yet to play in an NCAA Tournament game.

If Wendell Moore finally takes the next step in his development and shows enough consistency to perform at an All-ACC type of level every night, Duke could be on its way to a special season.