Duke basketball: Cameron Indoor too good to pass up for Kyle Filipowski

Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski knows that Cameron Indoor is a special place. 

One of the biggest jewels in the basketball world is Cameron Indoor Stadium and Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski could not pass up on the chance to play there once again.

“Playing in Cameron was so fun that I have to do it again,” Filipowski said in a social media video shortly after he announced his return to the program for his sophomore season.

“I couldn’t really imagine only having year in Cameron.”

The freshman helped lead the Blue Devils to a perfect 16-0 record inside the historic venue this season and the first unbeaten season at home since 2014.

Only six Duke teams have gone undefeated inside Cameron Indoor Stadium since the turn of the century.

“There’s no place like it in collegiate basketball or the pros, to be honest,” Filipowski said.

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The ACC Freshman of the Year will be joined by Tyrese Proctor and Mark Mitchell in returning to Durham for their sophomore seasons while fellow freshmen Dariq Whitehead and Dereck Lively II have declared for the 2023 NBA Draft.

Junior point guard Jeremy Roach also declared for the draft but is maintaining his eligibility as he goes through the process.

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“[Cameron] is definitely one of a kind, something special. [The Cameron Crazies] always have your back,” Kyle Filipowski added.

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Filipowski consistently performed well in Cameron this season as he posted 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest in the 16 home games this season, compared to just 11.5 points per game in 26 matchups away from Durham.

Duke’s home schedule is beginning to fill up as the Blue Devils will play Arizona and Queens University in the non-conference schedule as the program will host North Carolina, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Syracuse, Virginia, and Clemson in ACC play.

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