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Sophomore Vanessa de Jesus averaged 12 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists in the four games Duke played last year.

Thoughts on the ACC preseason poll: Duke women's basketball slots in at No. 8, Taylor named to Newcomer Watch List

On Tuesday, the ACC released its annual preseason polls for college basketball. The polls include the Blue Ribbon Panel, consisting of media and team broadcast personnel, and the head coaches. The two differed greatly on a few teams, but agreed on Duke’s tier. The Blue Zone gives you the biggest takeaways from the polls.

After playing for Georgia Tech, Louisville and Team Nigeria, Balogun comes to Duke with a versatile skillset.

Film room: Analyzing Duke women's basketball's Elizabeth Balogun

A stacked class of newcomers mark head coach Kara Lawson's first major accomplishment at Duke. Heading into the 2021-22 season, we take a look at film from Duke women's basketball's newest players. Previously, we analyzed Lexi Gordon, Lee Volker, Amaya Finklea-Guity, Nyah Green, Celeste Taylor, Imani Lewis and Jordyn Oliver. Next up, we look at Elizabeth Balogun.