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DBR Episode 159: Cassius Stanley and Matthew Hurt Commit, 2019-2020 Roster Outlook

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Basketball: USA Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp
 Oct 6, 2018; Colorado Springs, CO, USA; USA Men’s Junior National Team participant Justin Moore (48) guards Matthew Hurt (56) during minicamp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downingxz
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We’re back with Episode 159 of the DBR Podcast! On this episode, the gang discuss the commitments of Matthew Hurt and Cassius Stanley to the Duke Blue Devils and get into Javin DeLaurier and Marques Bolden testing the NBA waters. That leads to a general discussion over what the roster will look like next season and who will get minutes. We end the show with Parting Shots.


  • 0:00 - Duke Band welcomes you!
  • 0:11 - Jason welcomes us to Episode 159. We’re all happy that recruiting is once again a success
  • 0:42 - Thanks to our sponsor, Byrd Campbell!
  • 1:05 - Sam’s drinking tea to all the haters who thought our recruiting was done
  • 2:11 - We discuss the commitments of Matthew Hurt and Cassius Stanley
  • 3:43 - Donald compares Matthew Hurt to Dirk Nowitzki and says he will be extremely versatile
  • 6:05 - Jason comments on Hurt’s 3 point shooting ability, but needs to get stronger
  • 8:01 - Sam thinks Hurt will need the Cookout Diet, but his length will open things up on offense à la Kyle Singler
  • 10:28 - Sam shifts into discussion of Cassius Stanley, and thinks he will be a good complementary piece for Duke
  • 12:18 - Jason talks about Stanley’s shooting improvement, but his game is slashing and athleticism
  • 15:55 - Donald continues the Stanley discussion, noting his impression that he can drive in the lane with control and create shots
  • 17:46 - Sam calls back to a great recruiting thread from a couple years ago that discusses minutes in relation to status in recruiting class
  • 18:56 - Javin DeLaurier and Marques Bolden declare for NBA Draft, but Jason notes they could be back
  • 20:07 - Donald agrees that it’s a wise move for them to test the waters and get the NBA feedback
  • 22:03 - Sam notes that Bolden and DeLaurier has the Duke machine that can help them through the process
  • 23:47 - Jason and Donald comment that some Duke guys who didn’t have NBA futures have ended up in the league
  • 24:50 - Thanks as always to our sponsors, Byrd Campbell!
  • 25:27 - Time to discuss what the roster could look like, and we start with an email from a great fan in Madrid
  • 26:56 - Sam - Other than Vernon Carey getting 25 minutes, Tre Jones starting, and Jack White being a captain, there’s not much we know for sure about this team
  • 28:41 - Jason thinks Tre Jones will be a captain, but Sam points out only Greg Paulus and Josh McRoberts have been sophomore captains
  • 30:20 - Sam thinks the bench will be extended this year; Jason thinks that Coach K will go to the hot hand
  • 33:20 - Donald discusses the balance of the team - lots of freshmen, but lots of upperclassmen as well
  • 34:15 - Donald - lot of guys on the team that have played big minutes. That leadership will be key
  • 36:25 - Sam discusses the defense and who will step up alongside Tre Jones
  • 39:16 - Jason reiterates that Coach K will find the best players and play them a lot
  • 40:30 - Donald - practices will be super competitive with so many guys fighting for those minutes
  • 42:20 - Parting Shots - Donald recaps the awards given out at the annual basketball banquet
  • 45:00 - Parting Shots - Sam begins the longest parting shot ever by starting with the pronunciation guide on the Duke Basketball roster page
  • 47:20 - Parting Shots - Sam continues by lamenting he’s not at the Nationals-Rockies game
  • 48:28 - Parting Shots - Sam recaps the speech Coach K gave to Fuqua as part of the Distinguished Leaders series
  • 50:00 - Parting Shots - Sam celebrates Fuqua’s win over UNC in the Blue Cup
  • 55:00 - Parting Shots - Jason discusses all the Blue Devils all over the NBA Playoffs and has a fascinating stat about Kyrie Irving
  • 59:28 - Parting Shots - Sam has ONE MORE parting shot, this time about him calling the Fuqua 1st year vs. 2nd year basketball game
  • 1:00:45 - Goodbye and Duke Band…don’t forget to subscribe!
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