Nolan Smith winner of the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player Award.Nolan Smith, winner of the ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player Award.

words // Nick Engvall

As the defending NCAA Tournament Champions, the Duke Blue Devils are the team that everyone is after. However, if senior guard Nolan Smith has his way, the Blue Devils will become the first team to win back-to-back titles since Florida in 2006-2007. Maybe even more importantly, if the Blue Devils win this year’s tournament it would give them five titles tying them with their rivals, the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Nolan Smith has grown into the leader of the Blue Devils over his four years at Duke. This year he has averaged 21 points per game and was voted as the ACC Tournament MVP. Smith’s 20 points and 10 assists led Duke past UNC for their third straight ACC Tournament title. Nolan Smith’s hot hand continued into the NCAA Tournament where he recently dropped 24 points in Duke’s victory over the Michigan Wolverines.

Check out some of Nolan Smith’s footwear during his career at Duke below.

NCAA Watch: Player Spotlight - Nolan Smith of the Duke Blue Devils

Nolan Smith in the White/Black Nike Zoom KD III.Nolan Smith in the White/Black Nike Zoom KD III.

Nolan Smith in the White/Blue Nike Zoom KD III.Nolan Smith in the White/Blue Nike Zoom KD III.

Nolan Smith in the all black Nike Zoom KD III.Nolan Smith in the all-black Nike Zoom KD III.

Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Kobe V.Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Kobe V.

Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Kobe V.Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Kobe V.

Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Kobe IV.Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Kobe IV.

Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Soldier II.Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Soldier II.

Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Soldier II.Nolan Smith in the Nike Zoom Soldier II.