Duke basketball has budding superstar in more ways than one

Duke basketball freshman guard Jared McCain (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke basketball freshman guard Jared McCain (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Duke basketball team has a superstar in the making on its roster. 

Some players arrive to the Duke basketball program with big-time names and reputations only to find themselves overwhelmed by the spotlight and the microscope that comes with being a part of the Blue Devils, but freshman guard Jared McCain is fitting in well and embracing the grind of college basketball.

The uber-popular McCain is poised to significantly impact the court for Duke with his play on both sides of the ball as he’s bringing a big-time reputation as an elite shooter, high IQ player, and winner.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard has been noticeably good in workouts, practice, and scrimmages as he is competing for the final spot in the starting lineup.

Things will depend on how Jon Scheyer tweaks the offense, which he said he will do, as the expectation is that the Blue Devils will be playing fast and shooting a lot of 3-pointers.

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Duke has the players who can play in space and use their shooting and driving capabilities, and McCain fits that mold.


Duke basketball freshman guard ready for the bright lights

Another aspect that sets Jared McCain apart from his peers is his maturity.

He carries himself on and off the court like a seasoned veteran and his work ethic, discipline, and commitment to his teammates have earned him the respect of both players and coaches.

There are still over 50 days until the official start of the college basketball season, but the energy and vibe around McCain in Durham is peaking at an all-time high.

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Countdown to Craziness is quickly approaching for the Blue Devils and Duke fans will finally get their first look at Jared McCain on the court inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Duke fans have plenty to be excited about as they watch Jared McCain’s journey unfold on the hardwood.

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