The Duke basketball program is continuing to hype a 3-point shooter many wouldn’t expect.
Scoring should not be a problem for the Duke basketball team this season after the program has already showcased its voluming shooting throughout the offseason.
The Blue Devils, at times, struggled offensively in the first season under head coach Jon Scheyer and replied upon its defense to catapult itself to an ACC Tournament Championship as well as a 10-game winning streak that spanned from February to March.
However, with the returns of Jeremy Roach, Tyrese Proctor, Mark Mitchell, and Kyle Filipowski, not to mention another highly rated recruiting class, Duke has the potential to be one of the most efficient and high octane offenses in the country.
The one aspect of Duke’s potential offense that many people are not talking about is the apparent emergence of Ryan Young as a 3-point shooter.
Videos have surfaced from scrimmages and workouts of the Northwestern transfer testing his range from beyond the arc and the 6-foot-10 forward is getting more and more comfortable letting his shots fly.
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Young did not attempt a 3-pointer in his first season at Duke and has not been known as a big man that can shoot throughout his career.
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Ryan Young made a total of five 3-pointers during his three seasons at Northwestern but in his freshman season he was much more willing to shoot the basketball, taking 21 shots from distance yet only making three.
Young then went 1-for-2 as a sophomore and 1-for-6 as a junior before entering the transfer portal.
Duke could be looking to use the savvy veteran, or Kyle Filipowski, as floor spacers on the permitter this season but Filipowski only managed to connect on 28.6-percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
Nevertheless, it’s an encouraging sign to see Ryan Young making 3-pointers in practice, but it will be an entirely new challenge to try and make those shots in a game setting.