DURHAM, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski will start next season with one very experienced player — senior Grayson Allen — and six freshmen.
In between Allen’s 2,646 minutes of career experience and the untested freshmen are four returning players — junior Antonio Vrankovic and sophomores Marques Bolden, Jack White and Javin DeLaurier. They have played barely 400 minutes between them, leaving them almost as big a question mark as the six freshmen.
Almost … but not quite.
The four returning players might not have much game experience, but they all have a year in the system (or in Vrankovic’s case, two years). They understand what Coach K demands from his players and how the system works.
Bolden certainly believes that he’s come a long way in the last year.
“I really grew up a lot from my senior year (of high school) to the end of my freshman year in college — just the maturity, how I approach the game now,” Bolden told The Sporting News in late June. “It’s being in attack mode 100 percent of the time. Sometimes playing in high school, it would be really easy to take plays off because you were one of the top players.

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