Duke starts the season Saturday with an exhibition game against Bowie State. A CIAA member, Bowie State finished 16-14 last year and the Bulldogs are probably out of their element in this one.
It's the public debut of Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker, of course, but also of Semi Ojeleye and Matt Jones, the re-introduction of a stronger Amile Jefferson and a chance to play on a different level for Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon.
It's a chance for the team to start what could be an extraordinary journey. How far will they go? We'll see. From here, this group looks to have the potential for greatness. Having it and fulfilling it are two very different things, to be sure, but how many ever have it in the first place? The journey should be fascinating.