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September 5, 2006
Mailbag: McRoberts must step up at Duke
One of the most impressive streaks in college basketball is Duke's nine consecutive trips to the Sweet 16. To reach No. 10 they will be counting heavily on sophomore power forward Josh McRoberts.
McRoberts, a former five-star recruit, played understudy to star Shelden Williams last season, focusing mainly on rebounding and defense. But with Williams gone to the NBA, McRoberts will be asked to emerge as a major scoring threat. He'll also be charged with guarding the opposing team's top post player.
Is McRoberts ready? Can he handle that big of a jump in roles?
Arkansas is another program expecting a lot out of its young players. After reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six years, Razorbacks fans are wondering if the program is primed to return to its glory days of the 1990s.
Also, what can we expect from Seton Hall and its new coach Bobby Gonzalez?
All those questions are tackled in this week's mailbag.
Andrew Skwara is the national college basketball writer for Rivals.com. Click here to send him a question or comment for his Mailbag.