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Former Duke Star Jay Williams Says This Year's Team Is Most Talented Since His 2001 Team

Jay Williams, a former superstar point guard at Duke from 1999-2002, thinks this year's Blue Devils are the most talented Duke basketball team Coach K has had since the 2001 national championship squad.

Williams was the NABC Player of the Year and a First-Team All-American in both 2001 and 2002, before being drafted second overall in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls. That stacked roster also featured Shane Battier, Carlos Boozer, Chris Duhon, Mike Dunleavy Jr., and Nate James.

Jay took to Twitter today to say that he believes this year's Duke team may be the best since that team.

In 2001, Duke went 35-4 and 13-3 in ACC play en route to the national title.

This year's Blue Devils enter the year ranked No. 1 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Star guard Grayson Allen returns, along with veterans Amile Jefferson and Matt Jones, and sophomores Chase Jeter and Luke Kennard.

The headline for Duke is its amazing freshman class. The group features Marques Bolden, Javin DeLaurier, Harry Giles, Frank Jackson, Jayson Tatum, and Jack White, four of whom are five-star players, along with an additional four-star.

35-4 may be a bit lofty, but Duke basketball is a rightful favorite to win the national title, and definitely a loaded club on paper. If anyone can elevate them to a title, it is Mike Krzyzewski.