Duke is gearing up for a major challenge against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome on Saturday night. It’s shaping up to be one of the best ACC contests this season. For the Blue Devils, the previously injured Wendell Moore is set to return to the lineup.
Moore broke a bone in his hand nearly a month ago in a contest against the Miami Hurricanes. The freshman small forward has missed four straight weeks since the injury.
The Blue Devils have had some issues without Wendell in the lineup. Since the freshman’s injury, Duke has lost two of its last six contests.
But according to the latest report, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound freshman will return to action tonight against Syracuse. This will be a major addition to the Blue Devils’ lineup.
Duke freshman Wendell Moore (hand) will play tonight against Syracuse, per release. Has missed the last six games.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 1, 2020
Moore came to Duke as apart of its 2019 recruiting class. The forward ranked as the No. 8 SF and No. 29 overall prospect, according to 247Sports.
Moore has made an immediate impact for the Blue Devils this season. In 14 games, the small forward is averaging 7.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Moore is shooting an impressive 44.6 percent from the field this season.
Duke and Syracuse tips off at 8 p.m. ET from the Carrier Dome. The game will be televised on ESPN.