Introducing Duke’s Frosh: #30 Antonio Vrankovic

SDBB - #30 Antonio Vrankovic

As Coach K’s Freshmen-laden roster prepares for their first exhibition game on Friday night against Florida Southern, we’d like to introduce you to Duke’s Frosh for this season.

We’ll do it by the numbers … jersey numbers, that is.

So here is Ro’s next Profile … #30, Antonio Vrankovic

Antonio Vrankovich has all the makings of a hidden gem.  He is an unheralded Three Star recruit who is listed at seven feet tall.  In his own words , “I am a low post scorer who sets great screens.” 

With averages of 27 points, 16 rebounds and 5 blocked shots as a Senior in High School, one can’t help but feel his ranking could have been hampered by his not featuring heavily on the AAU circuit.

Where does Duke need him ???

With Sean Obi, Amile Jefferson, Chase Jeter, Marshall Plumlee another post player may seem as an over kill at this stage, considering Coach K loves a short bench.  If you watch game tape, or in our case highlight film, you can see the intrigue he brings to the table.

Who does he remind us of ???

Best Case Scenario:  Mitch McGary, who played at Michigan, or Tyler Zeller who played at North Carolina.

Worst Case Scenario:   Marshall Plumlee

Conclusion …

One can’t imagine Vrankovic being a featured player at Duke right now, but who knows what the future holds. He seems pretty agile for a big man, and the more he can push his teammates the better Duke will be overall.

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Thanks for reading !!!

Watch for our next Frosh introduction right behind this guy.

We welcome your comments, either here or on our Twitter site:

@SimplyDukeBB

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