Duke Blue Devils star freshman Jayston Tatum will make his long awaited season debut today versus the Maine Black Bears, according to a spokesperson from Duke University.
— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) December 3, 2016
Tatum missed Duke’s first eight games this season due to a foot injury he suffered in October while practicing with the Blue Devils.
Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski also said on his pre-game show that freshman center Marques Bolden could also potentially return from injury.
The Blue Devils will now have a starting lineup that features seniors Amile Jefferson and Matt Jones, and junior guard Grayson Allen with freshman Harry Giles still sidelined with a knee injury.
Tatum, who was ranked as the 3rd best college basketball prospect by ESPN in the 2016 recruiting class, committed to Duke over Kentucky, North Carolina, and Saint Louis.
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