4 Duke Players Who Won't Be Back Next Season

The Duke roster will look a lot different next year than it does now
Kyle FIlipowski shot just 3-of-12 in likely his final game as a Duke Blue Devil
Kyle FIlipowski shot just 3-of-12 in likely his final game as a Duke Blue Devil / Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Jared McCain

Jared McCain is another player who still has playing eligibility left but seems likely to test the NBA waters after flying up draft boards with fantastic postseason play.

After scoring 30 points with a Duke freshman-record eight three-pointers in the second-round win over James Madison, McCain was the Blue Devils' best player in the loss to NC State. He scored 32 points and drilled five three-pointers, unsuccessfully trying to keep his squad in the contest.

By shooting a blistering 50% from beyond the arc on eight attempts per game in the NCAA Tournament, McCain is now considered a top-20 pick. He could choose to lead the Blue Devils' backcourt instead, but fulfilling his NBA dream may be too tempting to pass up on given his rise.

There's a lot to love about McCain's game and his potential fit in the NFL. He certainly proved he can raise his performance in the biggest moments, an impressive quality but especially for a freshman.

McCain finishes what could be his lone year at Duke averaging 14.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 41.4% from three-point range and 88.5% from the free throw line. He'd likely be an All-American candidate if he sticks around, though it's obvious there will be a home for him in the NBA as well.