There's a lot of talk out there—and more than a little evidence—suggesting that this year's Duke Blue Devils, led by the very big and very mobile Jabari Parker, are the most athletic team in the school's history. We decided to investigate whether that claim is true. And since average vertical leap numbers through the years weren't readily available, we did the next best thing, and counted up all the black guys.
What we found is pretty much what you'd expect. This Duke team is quite black, with the highest percentage of black players of any Duke squad over the past 20 years. It's also the first Mick Krizilonski team to field an entire starting lineup of black guys since the '99-'00 season.