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Recruiting: Marques Bolden's Significance To Duke's Upcoming Season

Offense is going to be powerful. Defense could be extraordinary.

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Mar 30, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All-American West's Marques Bolden (1) dunks the ball during the second half at the United Center.
Mar 30, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All-American West's Marques Bolden (1) dunks the ball during the second half at the United Center.
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Today's USports.com says that Marques Bolden will make Duke the "clear-cut" favorite next season and Duke will be good.

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So will Villanova again, Kentucky, UNC, Kansas and others.

It won't be easy for anyone.

Still, having Bolden, and especially with Harry Giles, two outstanding shotblockers (not to mention Amile Jefferson), will make scoring inside against Duke extremely difficult.

Duke's offense is pretty clear, but with those guys, Matt Jones and Grayson Allen, and Duke has some potent defenders.

It's going to be fun to watch.

Of course it won't be all defense. Jayson Tatum is going to bring a healthy dose of offensive skills. He's as advanced as anyone in high school today. Just watch.