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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3. Ryan Young

The senior transfer originally from Northwestern has exhausted his eligibility and will now move on after five years in college athletics. He secured four rebounds against NC State but saw a decrease in playing time this year, averaging just 2.8 points per game while playing under 12 minutes per contest.

Young was a rotational big man used to spell Kyle Filipowski and averaged 3.5 rebounds per contest in the NCAA Tournament in limited minutes.

His best game of the season came in a win against Georgia Tech in which he put up 10 points, nine rebounds and a pair of assists to help propel the Blue Devils to victory. Young was known as a quality locker room presence and savvy veteran, and Duke will now need another capable rotational big man alongside Sean Stewart and Mark Mitchell, should the latter return.

Unlike the other players on this list, Young likely does not have an NBA future. He was hoping for a better end to his college career, though it's possible he could stick overseas should he decide to pursue professional basketball.

One of the only Duke players to use all of his college playing eligibility, Young played well in spurts but ultimately did not see the floor much due to the overwhelming talent in the program.