Forward Nick Duncan has become not only one of the top three-point shooters on Boise State's basketball team, but one of the most accurate in school history.
Duncan has canned 117 three-pointers in his two-year Bronco career for a three-point percentage of 39.26%.Last year, Nick made 73 from beyond the arc, eighth-most in school history.
The Broncos feature Duncan and James Webb III at forward, both of whom can step back and hit the three-point shot. The ability of both players to hit the trey makes it tough on opposing defenses. "I think we can spread the floor open, get the big guys outside on the perimeter," Duncan said, "and everything just opens up, not only for me and James but for the guards as well."
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Guard Anthony Drmic, who returns for a fifth season after missing most of last year with an ankle injury, stressed the importance of having Duncan on the Broncos.
Last year, Duncan was called upon to play post and guard the opposing team's big man inside. Nick said he's been working on his inside presence, watching film and improving his inside game.
Duncan was chosen to represent Australia at the World University Games, and Nick said he learned much: "It was a good learning experience playing with a lot older guys. I was one of the youngest on the team, so it was really good to learn from all the players. It was just a great experience to learn some international basketball and bring it back here. I think it was really good for my game."
Duncan said the Broncos are hard at work trying to not only repeat as regular season champions this year but to win the postseason tournament as well.