Amile Jefferson Officially Eligible for 2016-17

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlantic Coast Conference has approved a medical hardship waiver for Duke senior Amile Jefferson, making him eligible to compete for the Blue Devils in 2016-17.

Duke sought the waiver on Jefferson’s behalf after he missed all but nine games in 2015-16 due to a right foot fracture sustained in December. In those nine games, he averaged 11.4 points and 10.3 rebounds.

In 115 games in a Duke uniform, including 68 starts, Jefferson has averaged 6.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting .624 from the field. His 277 career offensive rebounds are sixth-most in program history.

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2 Replies to “Amile Jefferson Officially Eligible for 2016-17”

  1. patowens2423 says:

    This is not a huge surprise but still great news!  Amile personifies everything that is good about Duke basketball and I love the fact that he will be there next year to help guide our young crop of talent.  I’m starting to lose a little confidence on a Bolden commitment with each passing day but I think Amile, Giles, Jeter, and maybe some combo of Vrank/Obi will be enough to get things done in the post.  Ready for November to get here!

  2. Rob Mac says:

    I agree with you patowens, but I really don’t want Bolden.  There’s only so many roosters that should be in the hen house.  Personally, I’m confident in the front line of Jefferson, Giles, Tatum, Jeter and Vrankovic being able to get the job done.  Expectations will be extremely high in Durham this fall whether he signs or not.

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