Don't get the idea, though, that Duquesne is inexperienced. The Dukes have three newcomers with Division I experience elsewhere and another from junior college.
The most productive of the bunch to date has been the junior college transfer, 5-foot-10 guard Tra'Vaughn White. White led all junior colleges in scoring last season (25.9) at Independence (Kan.) and has scored 20 and 18 points in Duquesne's first two games. Along with the 5-11 Colter, they form a rare sub-6-foot backcourt.
The other three transfers all have Division I experience:
Put them all together and it gives Duquesne a core of six experienced players, seven if the suspended Jerry Jones begins playing. The Dukes have also used a couple of freshmen for depth.
In the first two games of the season, Duquesne has beaten Abilene Christian (94-75) and lost to New Hampshire (84-81). Both were at home.
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.