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Duke Basketball Recruiting News

This week, the USA Basketball will conduct tryouts with 33 of the best high school basketball players in the country in Colorado Springs for the U17 World Championship team .
22 July 2014 | 2:41 am

Chaminade standout Jayson Tatum has been ranked as the No. 1 junior player in the nation.
21 July 2014 | 9:35 pm

Earlier today, I said that Jayson Tatum was the best player in the Class of 2016, over the likes of Harry Giles, Thon Maker, Malik Monk, Dennis Smith Jr. and Josh Jackson.
21 July 2014 | 7:10 pm

Duke became the latest school to offer Tyus Battle, the 6-foot-5 2016 guard from Gladstone, NJ, when they did this past Thursday. He also has offers from Kentucky, UConn, Michigan and various other schools. You can watch his latest mixtape below. Who does he remind you of? Anyone come to mind? The p…
21 July 2014 | 2:33 pm

Brandon Ingram spent the previous weekend at a high-profile adidas showcase, where he left with most valuable player honors.
21 July 2014 | 1:47 am

Oakland's Ivan Rabb puts up a shot during the 2014 Elite Youth Basketball League finals on Thursday in North Augusta, S.C. NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. Ivan Rabb was on an unofficial visit to North Carolina during May when his coach offered a suggestion: Why not stop by Duke, too? After all, they had come fr…
20 July 2014 | 10:31 pm

Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter dunks the ball with authority during a fast break against Centennial on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
20 July 2014 | 7:23 pm

Rabb took Lou Richie, his coach at Oakland Bishop O’Dowd High, up on his suggestion.
20 July 2014 | 4:57 pm

Tournament play is underway at the Nike Peach Jam and that meant for some intense games on Saturday as the quarterfinals began and teams tried to stay alive for Sunday.
20 July 2014 | 2:13 pm

The most anticipated matchup of the day on Saturday featured two of the best guards in the country: Allonzo Trier and Isaiah Briscoe.
19 July 2014 | 11:50 pm

And on Thursday, playing with the under-16 St. Louis Eagles in the Nike Invitational Sweet 16, Tatum pulled off a sequence that left all of the college coaches shaking their heads.
18 July 2014 | 11:33 pm

Brandon Ingram was just one of the guys, as difficult as that may be given the senior stands at 6-foot-9 and sports a 7-4 wing span.
18 July 2014 | 12:07 pm

As Giles, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound junior from Winston-Salem, moved up and down the court at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam, coaches spoke in hushed tones among themselves.
18 July 2014 | 5:03 am

Luke Kennard is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who averaged 40 points, 10.4 rebounds, four assists and two steals as a high school junior last season in Ohio.
18 July 2014 | 12:47 am

There was only a single game scheduled Wednesday evening in the Nike EYBL Finals, which is why most of the college basketball world's heaviest hitters were scouting tournaments in other parts of the country.
17 July 2014 | 11:11 pm

Recruiting during the month of July tends to focus on players approaching their senior year of high school and with good reason, as there is just one year separating them from the college level.
17 July 2014 | 10:22 pm

The first day of Nike's Peach Jam is usually pretty tame. Typically, the way it works is that Wednesday is dedicated to the 16-year olds, but with The Family and Team CP3 finding themselves tied in the standings after four EYBL events, it set up a play-in game for the right to continue in the event.
17 July 2014 | 6:27 am

In just over a week, Chaminade's Jayson Tatum will be out west looking to make another select basketball team roster.
16 July 2014 | 3:02 pm

The annual Beach Ball Classic field was announced Tuesday. The tournament takes place Dec. 26-31 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
16 July 2014 | 5:33 am

With the first July live period in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the first adidas Unrivaled camp that took place in Chicago, IL. Adidas invited approximately 120 players, many of whom play on the adidas AAU circuit to compete in a camp style atmosphere similar to Nike’s LeB…
16 July 2014 | 3:58 am

As it turns out, Friday at the LeBron James Skills Academy was a quick one. Due to injuries and fatigue, Nike decided to cancel the evening session of games meaning there was just one round of games -- with all eight camp teams playing at the same time -- to check out the scene.
15 July 2014 | 5:16 pm

For the next 72 hours, the Kindle version of the 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide is on sale at Amazon.com! The sale is a “countdown” sale, meaning the book will be almost 60% off for the first 36 hours, and end at approximately 30% off of the regular price of $6.99. The 60%…
15 July 2014 | 3:44 am

Three days into the first adidas Unrivaled camp, college coaches from across the country were still in attendance along with a handful of assistants. Head coaches seen in the afternoon session included Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo, Coach K, Steve Alford, Steve Fischer, Bill Self, Thad Matta, and Danny Mann…
13 July 2014 | 3:48 pm

Friday was day two of the adidas Unrivaled camp, and hosted a plethora of high major D1 coaches on their way over from either the Reebok camp in Philly or the Lebron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas. With Bill Self, Coach K, Roy Williams, Bo Ryan, and Lorenzo Romar in attendance the competition was…
12 July 2014 | 7:24 pm

Chase Jeter has been playing very good basketball this summer and the Class of 2015 big man had some added motivation back in June.
12 July 2014 | 6:57 pm

Day 2 of the adidas Unrivaled Camp in Chicago was headlined on Friday by a battle of five-star big men as a who's who of blueblood college basketball head coaches looked on.
12 July 2014 | 3:11 pm

July in the recruiting world is all about peaking at the right time. While the spring portion of the grassroots basketball season is big for dictating rankings and developing skills, July is the time when scholarships are earned and reputations are cemented.
12 July 2014 | 12:19 am

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11 July 2014 | 7:11 pm

Mar 9, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon talks with his bench against the Virginia Cavaliers at Comcast Center.
11 July 2014 | 5:09 pm

Although the inagural adidas Unrivaled camp began at the Quest Multiplex in Chicago a day after Reebok and LeBron on Thursday, there were still plenty of talented players and coaches on display throughout the day.
11 July 2014 | 2:47 pm

Usually July is the hectic month for prep basketball prospects, but Las Vegas Bishop Gorman senior power forward star Chase Jeter went through a crazy June.
11 July 2014 | 12:13 pm

The 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy camp tipped off on Wednesday, with an abbreviated evening schedule, and got into full swing on Thursday for the approximately 90 high school players and 30 college basketball standouts in attendance. Thursday’s action at camp in Las Vegas featured a mi…
11 July 2014 | 5:05 am

Randy Edsall and Maryland football have been on quite the run recently, grabbing more than a dozen commits in the past two months and generally killing it on the recruiting trail.
11 July 2014 | 1:50 am

One of the best individual matchups of the first day of action at the LeBron James Skills Academy was the one consisting of five-star 2015 prospects Henry Ellenson and Ivan Rabb.
10 July 2014 | 11:18 pm

Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and North Carolina's Roy Williams are both recruiting Harry Giles, a highly-rated recruit in the 2016 class.
10 July 2014 | 3:44 pm

Nate Fowler, Luke Kennard share AAU bond through years Nate Fowler, Luke Kennard share AAU bond through years Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1lUMDIO If Fowler, the Moeller senior 6-foot-9 center, ever needs a reminder, his family has a collage of photos and accomplishments the…
9 July 2014 | 9:27 pm

Basketball and track standout Wally Ellenson made headlines a few years ago during his high school days.
5 July 2014 | 3:49 am

Minnesota swingman Wally Ellenson of Rice Lake has transferred to Marquette and will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this season.
3 July 2014 | 1:34 am

New Marquette head coach Steve Wojciechowski reeled in another transfer Wednesday in former Minnesota guard Wally Ellenson .
2 July 2014 | 10:21 pm

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2 July 2014 | 7:28 pm

Duke is making a late push for Cheick Diallo, the 6-foot-9 forward from Our Savior New American on Long Island, a source confirmed to SNY.tv. The source said Duke has been “aggressive” in going after Diallo, the No.-7 ranked player in the Class of 2015 by ESPN.com. Diallo and his camp ha…
2 July 2014 | 12:28 pm

Former Minnesota Gopher basketball player Wally Ellenson is transferring to Marquette and that has spurred speculation that his highly recruited younger brother, Henry, might follow.
2 July 2014 | 7:00 am

Thon Maker visited Mike Krzyzewski and Duke on Monday. The 5-star big man learned how Duke would use him, says Eric Bossi.
2 July 2014 | 2:00 am

Coming out of the high school season, Josh Jackson, Harry Giles, Thon Maker and Jayson Tatum stood out from the rest of the crowd in the class of 2016.
1 July 2014 | 3:59 pm

Thon Maker, who may or may not reclass from 2016 to 2015, continued his tour of colleges on Monday with a trip to Duke and came away impressed. “The visit was very good,” Maker’s guardian, Ed Smith, told SNY.tv. “Coach K has a professional approach that is personalized. Thon…
1 July 2014 | 11:51 am

July’s live recruiting period is on deck, and college basketball coaches will be out in full force to get face-time with their targets in the 2015 recruiting cycle, and identify additional prospects. With that in mind, many programs are already ahead of the game with quality verbal commitments…
30 June 2014 | 4:19 am

As we creep toward the busy month of July, high school recruits across the country are taking visits to college campuses. On Monday, two players who may end up reclassing by a year will take visits that could be pivotal in their recruitments. * *Thon Maker, a Class of 2016 7-footer from the Carlisle…
30 June 2014 | 1:49 am

Five-star power forward Henry Ellenson, 6-9 and 230 pounds, is getting a whole lot of attention.
27 June 2014 | 11:32 pm

Thon Maker, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2016, took two college visits this week and has several more tentatively planned for later this summer, his guardian tells SNY.tv. Maker, who will decide by January whether or not to reclass to 2015, tripped to Kansas on Monday and Missouri on Tuesday. He…
27 June 2014 | 9:15 pm

We have been hyping up the talent pool in the 2014 NBA draft for months, but there is actually a chance that the 2015 version could be better.
26 June 2014 | 11:14 pm