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18 August 2017
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18 August 2017
For the second time in as many days, Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils have picked up a top recruit—this time for the Class of 2017. In the last 17 seasons, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has had his fair share of young teams. But for the first time ...
17 August 2017
And, should Krzyzewski sign Reddish, Duke’s back court would be one of the strongest in all of college basketball. However, there is no guarantee that Barrett wants to play with another shooting guard as talented as Reddish. Should Reddish sign with Duke ...
17 August 2017
Duke sits atop the rankings again ... Can Trevon Duval bring this squad together? Do we trust Grayson Allen to lead? How will they share the ball? Are the Blue Devils deep enough? But every question comes after you realize the team's special talent ...
16 August 2017
Grayson Allen is prepared to take on a mentorship role with new Duke recruit Marvin Bagley III. When TMZ Sports asked which player will take Bagley under their wing, Allen, who's entering his senior year with the Blue Devils, acknowledged the job will fall ...
16 August 2017
"It's easy," Allen said of playing with Bagley. "He's easy to play with. Just throw it up near the rim and he'll go get it." While Allen has led the team in assists per game the last two seasons, the addition of a true point guard like Duval will allow the ...
16 August 2017
Duke shooting guard Grayson Allen said he would take new recruit Marvin Bagley under his wing with the Blue Devils, per TMZ Sports. "He's big time," Allen said. "He's gonna be really good for us."   "I'm one of the only guys returning," Allen added. "We have a bunch of good guys that are sophom…
15 August 2017
Consensus No. 1 recruit in 2017 class…
15 August 2017
On the same weekend as his sixth surgery in the last 16 months, Mike Krzyzewski started building his 2018 recruiting class with five-star point guard Tre Jones. Just hours after undergoing knee surgery, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski received a “get ...
15 August 2017
Even while recovering from surgery, Mike Krzyzewski can still reel in elite talent. But that hasn't really been Duke's issue lately, has it? The Blue Devils already had talent, loads of it, from their freshmen to Grayson Allen.
15 August 2017
Duke's Grayson Allen-- one of the biggest stars in college basketball -- says he's ready, willing and able to mentor his new teammate Marvin Bagley-- the #1 high school player in the country. 18-year-old Bagley -- who was a junior at Sierra Canyon high ...
15 August 2017
Marvin Bagley III, the No. 1 player in the 2018 class, is coming to Duke - a year ahead of schedule.
15 August 2017
Bagley, who is considered by many to be the best incoming freshman in the country, joins a loaded Duke starting lineup, which Kentucky Sports Radio projected earlier as follows : G - Trevon Duval, Freshman G - Gary Trent Jr., Freshman G - Grayson Allen, Senior F - Marvin Bagley, Freshman F/C - Wende…
15 August 2017
Now that Marvin Bagley III is headed to Duke, the discussion is over. Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils are the clear-cut favorites to cut down the nets come April 2 in San Antonio.
15 August 2017
I hope that you're ready for Duke to be the biggest story in all of college basketball for the second straight season. Late on Monday night, live on Sportscenter, Marvin Bagley III, who may just be the best basketball prospect in the world that is not currently on an NBA roster, announced that he wi…
15 August 2017
Duke has hit a home run in the 2017 recruiting race by landing power forward Marvin Bagley, the nation's top prospect.  Bagley announced the decision Monday on ESPN. ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman reported on Bagley deciding to reclassify to the class of 2017: Bagley is rated as a 5-star prospect and…
15 August 2017
One of 16 players invited.
14 August 2017
The challenge in assessing how Marvin Bagley will affect the 2017-18 season - presuming he can sprint through the NCAA's initial eligibility process like he's Usain Bolt - is we do not know where he will be affecting it. He has visited all three of these colleges and will announce his choice - and l…
14 August 2017
Marvin Bagley, who may be the best basketball prospect that is not currently on an NBA roster, will be announcing where he will play his college basketball on Monday night. We detailed the particulars of that decision last night - it will likely be as a member of the Class of 2017, it's so he can ge…
14 August 2017
The top point guard in the class of 2018 is headed to Duke.  On Sunday, 5-star floor general Tre Jones announced his commitment to the Blue Devis in a post on Twitter:  The brother of former Duke point guard Tyus Jones, Tre solidified himself as the nation's No. 7 …
13 August 2017
Could be released within three days.
13 August 2017
On Sunday, Duke basketball released an update on Mike Krzyzewski's knee surgery, and the news was positive:  Krzyzewski's knee replacement surgery forced the Blue Devils to miss a scheduled exhibition trip to the Dominican Republic, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com, who noted that the su…
13 August 2017
Duke head men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will undergo total knee replacement surgery on his right knee this weekend at Duke University Hospital. To ensure Krzyzewski's complete and thorough recovery from the procedure, Duke has canceled its scheduled exhibition trip to the Dominican Republic…
10 August 2017
Grayson Allen, Duke’s lone senior, is hoping to get beyond the headlines that have followed him around for the past two years. The incidents and outbursts have been well documented and, at times, they have overshadowed near-hero efforts on the court.
10 August 2017
While David and Laura Ades enjoyed lunch at Pompieri Pizza on Tuesday, their home and driveway hoop became part of Duke basketball lore. Unbeknownst to the Ades, Duke basketball players Trevon Duval and Grayson Allen drove up to their house and executed a #DriveByDunkChallenge in their driveway.
26 July 2017
Trevon Duval, one of the nation's top prep point guards, came to Duke to set up Grayson Allen for buckets. But the two used the #DriveByDunkChallenge to reverse that plan.
25 July 2017
Marvin Bagley, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2018, will take his first official visit to Duke immediately following this week's Peach Jam.
14 July 2017
The 6-foot-7 Duke target has already played basketball in Italy and Egypt this summer. He averaged 10.7 points and 4.3 rebounds for the USA U19 team that finished third at the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo on Sunday.
13 July 2017
Emmitt Williams, a high-flying, five-star forward from Bradenton IMG Academy, received a phone call from Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski about a month ago. "Getting a phone call from him, it was like talking to God," the 6-7, 210-pound Williams said here at the Nike Peach Jam where he's playing with Each…
13 July 2017
With incoming point guard Trevon Duval expected to head to the NBA in 2018, Duke is already looking for a point guard to replace him. Two of their top targets, Darius Garland and Tre Jones, are competing here at the Nike Peach Jam and Duke's staff, including head coach Mike Krzyzewski and associate…
13 July 2017
Detroit Pistons' first-round draft pick, Luke Kennard, center, stands with Jeff Bower, general manager, left, and Stan Van Gundy, president of basketball operations and head coach after Kennard was drafted by the Pistons on June 22. Detroit Pistons' first-round draft pick, Luke Kennard, center, stan…
6 July 2017
Duke’s got another freshman headed to the league. After entering the draft preliminarily last month, point guard Frank Jackson will remain in the draft and hire an agent after a strong performance at the combine likely upped his draft stock. Jackson, who averaged 10.9 points for game for the B…
15 May 2017
After much anticipation and stress for college basketball fans, the deadline for college basketball stars to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft came and passed Sunday. Many of these players will surely decide to return to school after receiving feedback from NBA personnel. Some of college basketball&rsq…
25 April 2017
The exodus from Durham, North Carolina has been both massive and expected to this point following Duke Basketball’s disappointing second round exit from the NCAA tournament at the hands of South Carolina. The seniors were guarantees: Matt Jones and Amile Jefferson had run out of eligibility af…
24 April 2017
The guard will go back to Durham for his senior year. The post Grayson Allen Decides Against NBA Draft, Will Return To Duke appeared first on SLAMonline.
18 April 2017
Just over a week after freshman forward Harry Giles declared for the NBA Draft, sophomore standout Luke Kennard capitalized on his huge season by declaring as well. Although Kennard’s return to the rotation for the 2017-2018 season would have provided a major lift for the Blue Devils, he made…
10 April 2017
One of the notable elements of Duke Basketball’s roller-coaster 2016-2017 season was the inconsistent and turbulent nature of the campaign for Grayson Allen. The junior guard was a consensus preseason All-American selection, and was on the short-list of early candidates for the Naismith Nation…
3 April 2017
Duke freshman sensation Jayson Tatum officially declared for the NBA draft after the Blue Devils’ stunning loss to South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. Tatum projects as a top five pick in the NBA Draft, but how does his skill set compare to current NBA players, and how might his potential t…
25 March 2017
This season was the roller coaster season of roller coaster seasons for Duke basketball. The team went from extreme highs, like knocking off North Carolina and winning the ACC Tournament, to extreme lows, like losing at home to North Carolina State for the first time in 20 years and now having the s…
21 March 2017
After a first-round victory over Troy on Friday, Duke faces their first test as they take on South Carolina in the Round of 32 in a quasi-road game in Greenville, S.C. We look at some of the x-factors for the Blue Devils tonight as they hope to advance to the Sweet 16. 1. Grayson Allen […]…
19 March 2017
After making history in winning four games in four days to become ACC Tournament champions, the Duke Blue Devils have gone from a team that was “still evolving” per head coach Mike Krzyzewski to the odds-on favorite to win the national title. In many circles, Duke may have even deserved…
14 March 2017
Get ready, Duke fans, because starting March 17, the road to Phoenix, Arizona for the Final Four and National Championship will be on as Duke is getting hot at the perfect time to make a run. Coach K is doing what he does, as usual, but even more importantly this year, it seems he is […]…
13 March 2017
At the start of the season, Duke basketball was considered the prohibitive favorite to win the National Championship. The team returned their best player in junior Grayson Allen along with valuable role players Matt Jones and Amile Jefferson and added the number one recruiting class in the country.
12 March 2017
Luke Kennard. Jayson Tatum. Harry Giles. Grayson Allen. Frank Jackson. Amile Jefferson. Matt Jones. Those are the seven reasons that the Duke Blue Devils were the most talked about team before the season, and why even brief stretches of poor play were met with a world-ending mentality. But Coach Mik…
12 March 2017
With Duke set to square off against North Carolina tonight in Chapel Hill, we take a look at some of the implications for the Blue Devils in the rematch of this bitter rivalry: 1. ACC Seeding Depending on the result of tonight’s game, Duke could end up anywhere between the no. 3 seed and the […
4 March 2017
Coming to Duke as part of a star studded recruiting class that ranked No. 1 in the nation according to 247 sports, Frank Jackson was somewhat overlooked. Fellow freshmen Harry Giles and Jayson Tatum sucked up most of the attention as top five overall recruits that were expected to star for the Blue…
2 March 2017
Boy, this Duke basketball team sure is unpredictable. After reeling off seven straight wins, including a highlight victory over rial North Carolina, the Blue Devils dropped consecutive games on the road at Syracuse and Miami this week. Duke had been chasing North Carolina for the ACC regular-season…
27 February 2017
If the 2017 March Madness will be anything like it was during the season, there will be many underdogs advancing and some buzzer beaters, particularly from Oregon standout Dillon Brooks. With only a few games left for college basketball teams before the conference playoffs, those who know they will…
27 February 2017
One of famous author Malcolm Gladwell’s best known theories is the idea that it takes 10,000 hours of concentrated practice to become a master at something. His research reveals that this idea holds true over many separate fields including music, athletics and even coaching. There is no substi…
26 February 2017