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Photo: Louisville's Donovan Mitchell Says The Cardinals Are Better Than Duke

No college basketball team is currently receiving more love than Duke. 

The Blue Devils, a likely unanimous preseason No. 1 for the 2016-17 season, added to their ridiculous amount of depth on Thursday, receiving a commitment from 2016 five-star center Marques Bolden. Duke now has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country to go with Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson and others

Coach K's team is, simply, loaded. 

Louisville's Donovan Mitchell isn't fearing them, though. 

The Cardinals' rising sophomore point guard posted the following on Instagram late Thursday night. It's pretty clear what his message is: Louisville > Duke. 


Louisville did beat Duke once last season, 71-64, at the KFC Yum! Center.

The Cardinals should be pretty, pretty good in 2016-17, too. Many outlets have Rick Pitino's team ranked in the top 10 in their way-too-early preseason top 25s. 

But better than Duke? We're skeptical. 

The ACC should be crazy entertaining this winter.