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Jefferson Bulking Up

With the departure of big men Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, Duke will rely on Josh Hairston, Marshall Plumlee and Amile Jefferson in the post.

Thing is, Hairston, while an excellent role player, is 6-7 and limited as a post player, Plumlee is still in a boot following foot surgery and Jefferson weighed 195 as a freshman and was punished by bigger, stronger opponents.

The most likely player to change his situation is Jefferson, who as a freshman played at 195.


So it's understandable that Jefferson told the Herald-Sun that “I eat at least six times a day. Really, just anytime I can eat, I eat.”

So far, so good: he's up to 214 and pushing for 220. Twenty five pounds of muscle should make a huge difference.