The NCAA released on Tuesday it's Consensus All-America teams, meaning these are the rosters for the record books. Using the All-America teams from four sources -- the Associated Press, Sporting News, the United States Basketball Writers Association the National Association of Basketball Coaches -- the NCAA draws a conclusion on who was voted on to the First and Second teams.
Duke forward Ryan Kelly has emerged as a defensive leader for Duke, making calls like a quarterback at the line of scrimmage as what coaches call the team's 'talker.' Duke will play Louisville in the NCAA Elite Eight on Sunday night.
You won't find the huge names on this list. No Trey, Otto or Victor. This is reserved for X-factor players, guys who can ultimately determine how far their team goes, and whether they reach the Final Four.
Ryan Kelly, after missing the past two months, returned in spectacular fashion, scoring a career-high 36 points in Duke's win against Miami. With Kelly back, the Blue Devils become one of the favorites to cut down the nets come April.
Just another game. Try telling that to anyone involved in the rivalry. North Carolina came in unranked and on the proverbial NCAA bubble, but the Tar Heels gave Duke everything it could handle on its home floor. The Blue Devils came out on top, but desperately miss senior Ryan Kelly.