After missing the last six games, freshman wing Wendell Moore Jr. will return to the lineup for Duke. Moore, who hasn’t played since having surgery on his hand in early January, is active to play against Syracuse. Moore’s surgery occurred on Jan. 6.
Duke and Syracuse tip-off at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
BREAKING: Wendell Moore Jr. to return tonight against Syracuse:https://t.co/tq1kUHN7Zs
— Duke Basketball (@dukebasketball) February 1, 2020
Prior to the injury, which occurred during Duke’s win at Miami, Moore appeared in all 14 games for Duke; he averaged 7.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists. And while Moore struggled with his shot (46.2 eFG%), the 6-foot-5 wing played good — emerging as a secondary creator, next to Tre Jones, and strong driver of the basketball.