Duke basketball: Studs and duds show new dynamic duo forming

Duke basketball forward Paolo Banchero (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)
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Duke basketball guard Jeremy Roach and forward Wendell Moore (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball players who were duds against Wake Forest

The Bench

We will just clump the bench together as Duke saw no production from its bench whatsoever against Wake Forest.

Since AJ Griffin was moved to the starting lineup and Jeremy Roach was used off the bench, the trio of Roach, Theo John, and Joey Baker combined for six points, five coming from Roach, in a total of 37 minutes.

Theo John was held scoreless in his six minutes on the court. His time on the floor could be limited thanks to the emergence of Griffin and the formidable tandem of Griffin, Banchero, and Mark Williams.

Joey Baker only took two shots in the victory, missing both. His one point came at the free throw line, where he only made 1-of-3 attempts for typically an automatic free throw shooter.

Roach took some time getting used to his new role and played 19 minutes with five points and no turnovers.

Perhaps it is unfair to put Jeremy Roach in the ‘duds’ section, but Duke needs to have more production from its bench on a consistent basis.

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