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News and Notes from Duquesne’s Season-Opening Scrimmage

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On Thursday night, Duquesne held its season-opening scrimmage and allowed fans of all ages in to check out the Dukes men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as meet the players and staff.

Here are some news and notes from Thursday night’s event.

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Head coach Keith Dambrot was not in attendance due to personal matters. He is not expected to be out for an extended period.

Forward RJ Gunn was in a boot due to a high ankle sprain he suffered recently during practice. The timetable of his injury is unknown but did not seem very serious.

Austin Rotroff remains sidelined and was once again in a boot.

Scrimmage Notes

The scrimmage was one period of 10 minutes, with an NBA All Star Game type level of competition. Throughout the event, Duquesne players were chucking up threes, throwing down spectacular dunks, and pleasing the fans in attendance.

Jackie Johnson showed off his deep three-point range during the event, hitting three three-pointers and extending almost to the logo on some of the shots he hit. The freshman Johnson is a confident leader and looks like he will certainly play a heavy amount of minutes at the one this year for the Dukes.

Kevin Easley also showed off his range, hitting multiple threes in the event with confidence. Easley looks like the best all-around player on Duquesne’s roster and will most likely start at the three or four spot.

Tyson Acuff and Toby Okani showed off their athleticism and chemistry, throwing each other multiple alley-oops and throwing down windmills in warmups.

Primo Spears, Acuff, and Johnson will all split minutes at the point. Assistant coach Charles Thomas told reporters after the game that Duquesne does not have a starting point guard yet and is going with a ‘committee’ at the position for the start

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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