Duke basketball: Kyle Filipowski has ‘no limitations’ on hip injuries

Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski (Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball forward Kyle Filipowski (Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports) /

Duke basketball sophomore forward Kyle Filipowski has no limitations in return. 

It has been a long offseason for Duke basketball star Kyle Filipowski but he is finally back on the court with the Blue Devils.

Jon Scheyer addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon inside Cameron Indoor Stadium and everyone wanted an update on the potential All-American candidate after his arthroscopic double hip surgery following his freshman season.

“Kyle [Filipowski] is doing great. Started to do some one-on-one. Hopefully can progress to some to two-on-two, three-on-three in the next couple of weeks and getting back playing five-on-five,” the Duke head coach said.

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Duke posted a photo of the ACC Rookie of the Year at the beginning of August throwing down a dunk as he inched closed to a return to the court.

“There’s no limitations other than just progressing him where he can play five-on-five here in the next few weeks,” Scheyer explained.

Filipowski has said all summer that the hope was to get back on the court in team drills with his teammates upon their arrival back to campus for the fall semester, which took place earlier this week.

He had been taking park in non-contact individual drills while the team was scrimmaging during its summer workouts.

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The 7-footer averaged 15.1 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.3 steals per game during his first season in Durham and shot 44.1-percent from the field but only made 28.2-percent of his 3-pointers.

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Kyle Filipowski explained that the procedure on his hips will allow him to move more freely on the court, specifically defensively as he can jump a little higher and crouch into a lower stance when guarding players on the permitter.

Duke does not officially begin practice until later in the fall but the team is getting healthy at the right time to have a full and complete roster when the season begins on November 6.

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