Duke’s Wendell Moore Jr. to “be out a while” after breaking hand

Duke Basketball will be without freshman wing Wendell Moore when the Blue Devils play at Georgia Tech this week. Moore could be out for a while after that game, too, according to Mike Krzyzewski. During the win at Miami, Moore suffered a broken bone in his hand. He will undergo surgery on Monday, Jan. 6.

So far this season, Moore appeared in all 14 games for Duke (13-1); he averaged 7.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. And while he’d struggled with his shot (46.2 eFG%), Moore was playing good basketball — emerging as a secondary creator and strong driver of the basketball.

Fortunately for Duke, there’s still plenty of depth on the wing. Fellow freshman Cassius Stanley has played good basketball this season, including a 20-point outburst at Miami. Joey Baker and Alex O’Connell offer perimeter shooting, too. The Blue Devils have also used the dual-point guard combination of Tre Jones and Jordan Goldwire together as well.