The Duke basketball squad, No. 8 in the latest AP Top 25 poll, hosts the unranked Bellarmine Knights at 8:30 p.m. ET Monday. Before the tip, the Blue Devils' official Twitter account revealed the starting five:
- Junior point guard Jeremy Roach
- Freshman combo guard Tyrese Proctor
- Freshman small forward Mark Mitchell
- Freshman power forward Kyle Filipowski
- Freshman center Dereck Lively II
This is the second straight time that first-year Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer has employed this starting five, featuring four freshmen alongside the team's lone captain, Roach.
Freshman small forward and projected one-and-done lottery pick Dariq Whitehead will likely earn a starting job in the coming week or so, replacing one of the other newcomers. He made his Blue Devil debut on Friday night in the 92-58 home win over the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens after recovering from a fractured right foot.
After the bout with Bellarmine, the Blue Devils head to Portland, Ore., for the Phil Knight Legacy tournament. They begin there with a tipoff against the Oregon State Beavers at 3 p.m. ET Thursday.
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