NCAA basketball: Top 15 appointment-worthy teams to watch this season

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4. Duke Blue Devils

Love them or hate them, you have to include the Duke Blue Devils on any list of appointment-worthy TV teams. Duke is a tournament lock and will put together some truly exciting teams, such as the 2019 edition led by budding NBA star Zion Williamson.

This year’s team hasn’t drawn as much hype since there isn’t a transcendent freshman coming in like Williamson, but Mike Krzyzewski does have plenty of incoming talent worth watching. Jalen Johnson and Jeremy Roach figure to start right away as freshmen, while Mark Williams will give the Blue Devils some depth down low.

The key to the upside of this team could be the level of performance Duke gets out of returners Wendell Moore and Matthew Hurt. Those two were role players on last year’s team and will be asked to become key leaders on this team.

Duke will face off with some key Big Ten foes in non-conference play as well as staring down the gauntlet of an incredibly challenging Big East schedule. There will be no shortage of opportunities to check out the Blue Devils this season.