MDAA Breakdown: Duke Signees

Scout.com's Brian Snow spent the week in Chicago and breaks down the three future Blue Devils.

Snow and Scout.com's Evan Daniels spent the week in Chicago taking in the various practices and media days. After the East team defeated the West, Snow submitted his thoughts and evaluations for each team.

The following three capsules document his thoughts on Quinn Cook, Marshall Plumlee, and Austin Rivers.


Quinn Cook
Point Guard
It wasn't a great week of practice for Cook, and quite honestly he looked overmatched at times against the more highly touted West guards, but give him credit, he was a complete gamer. Cook had an excellent game, scored the ball, and got his teammates involved. He isn't the athletic phenom that some of the others in the class are, but he steps up when needed. - Brian Snow

Marshall Plumlee
Center
Plumlee impressed all week with his size and athleticism, but he is still a major work in progress. He needs to get stronger, and offensively he is a few years away, though he did show a nice post move during the game. Plumlee has a super high effort level, and that will always work in his favor, but the feel and understanding of the game along with skill level is what held him back from having a very good week.

Austin Rivers
Shooting Guard
The game wasn't a typical domination from Rivers as he missed some shots, but still the week was a massive success. During practice Rivers was as good as anyone, and proved to his peers that he is right at or near the top of the list. Sure he needs to make others better, but Rivers can flat out get buckets at a level not often seen, and that is a heck of a skill to have.


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