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Derryck Thornton committed to Duke to become a Blue Devil and part of the Class of 2015. With the departure of Tyus Jones for the 2015 NBA Draft, Duke needed a point guard who could step in and play big minutes immediately. Derryck Thornton has a combination of speed and ball handling skills that ma…
26 April 2015
Five-star guard Malik Monk showed why he's one of the elite prospects in America with a dominating performance on Saturday against All Ohio Red. Once the 6-foot-3 Arkansas Wings guard made his first three 3-pointers of the game - all from the left wing - in the first 80 seconds of the game, the pack…
26 April 2015
Brandon Ingram, the top basketball player of the 2015 class in the state and No. 3 in the country, will announce his college decision Monday evening.
26 April 2015
The second live evaluation period tipped off on Friday night as college coaches swarmed the Kentucky Basketball Academy to see some of America's best college basketball prospects. A matchup of Midwest five-star wings was the spotlight matchup on Friday night, but a pair of Houston Hoops standouts st…
25 April 2015
On Thursday night, Duke raised its 2015 national championship banner to the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium, 17 days after the Blue Devils defeated Wisconsin, 68-63, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Since the national title game, Jahlil Okafor , Justise Winslow and Final Four Most Outstanding…
25 April 2015
When Derryck Thornton, a 5-star recruit, chose Duke earlier this week Louisville’s Hall of Fame coach didn’t waste time moving onto his next point guard target -- fast-rising Ga., PG Alterique Gilbert.
24 April 2015
According to Adam Rowe of 247sports.com and Bryan Hanks of the Free Press in Kinston, NC, 2015 recruit Brandon Ingram will be announcing his college decision this coming Monday at 6pm EST. Most insiders expect Ingram to pick to Duke, but the 6-8 Small Forward is also considering UNC, Kentucky,…
24 April 2015
NC State assistant coach Rob Moxley had a few things to get off his chest on Thursday night, and in doing so managed to reference his days with Bobby Lutz at UNC-Charlotte, throw shade at Duke, and show a whole lot of enthusiasm for the future of the Wolfpack program. Demon brown.
24 April 2015
The college basketball offseason is almost entirely big questions, but there's one undeniably massive unknown hanging over every team that could open the season ranked in the top 20. Now, without a doubt, the biggest question this offseason is about the five 5-star freshmen who still haven't committ…
24 April 2015
Much of the college basketball analysis in the offseason consists of roster jockeying. With some scholarships filled and others still left open it is worthwhile to look at the philosophy of different schools when it comes to recruiting.
23 April 2015
After losing 5-star PG Derryck Thornton to Duke this week, Louisville offered 2016 PG Alterique Gilbert Wednesday, his coach, Sharman White announced. Gilbert, a four-star prospect from Lithonia (GA) Miller Grove, is rated the No. 11 PG nationally in the ...
23 April 2015
Kentucky is the highest class school." Tuesday, 5-star junior point guard Derryck Thornton reclassified to 2015 and committed to Duke and ever since his eye-opening performance at the Nike Hoop Summit, the chatter is growing louder and louder that Murray ...
23 April 2015
Derryck Thornton, a guard from the 2016 graduating high school class, just reclassified so that he can come to play at Duke next year for the 2015-16 season. From the perspective of Coach Krzyzewski, this is a saving grace for the program in the upcoming year.
22 April 2015
Scout.com’s Evan Daniels tells Campus Insiders’ Jordan Cornette how the addition of Derryck Thornton transforms the Blue Devils’ 2015 recruiting class. The post Duke Reloading on the Recruiting Trail appeared first on Duke Report.
22 April 2015
With all the personnel losses from its national championship team this month, Duke filled a big void on Tuesday. Derryck Thornton, a 6-1 point guard from Findlay College Prep School in Henderson, Nevada, decided to not only attend Duke but to do so a year early so he can play this upcoming season.
22 April 2015
Under most circumstances, the news that Duke landed a point guard Tuesday - one who should, technically be a high-school senior next season, not starting in the ACC - would come with a gentle reminder that basketball recruiting in April rarely delivers on the attendant hype. This April is very diffe…
22 April 2015
NCAA champion Duke found a solution to one of its pressing questions next season by receiving a commitment from point guard Derryck Thornton, according to various reports Tuesday. Thornton is completing his junior year of high school, but he'll reclassify and graduate early from Findlay Prep in Hend…
22 April 2015
Landing a commitment from five-star point guard Derryck Thornton as a 2015 recruit has pushed Duke to the top of the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings. If Duke were to add elite wing Brandon Ingram to its 2015 class, the Blue Devils would ...
22 April 2015
St. Louis native Jayson Tatum is one of the most sought-after members of the Class of 2016. The 6-foot-8 wing is rated as the No.
22 April 2015
The Duke Blue Devils received a massive boost to their 2015 recruiting class on Tuesday, as Derryck Thornton reclassified and committed to the program. The addition of Thornton to the Blue Devils' roster for next season helped fill the void left open by the departing Tyus Jones.
22 April 2015
Derryck Thornton, one of the top ranked players in the class of 2016, committed to Duke, and according to ESPN, plans to reclassify and enter college a year earlier than planned. That will fill a hole on Duke's roster for a true point guard next season.
21 April 2015
After winning the 2015 NCAA national title, the Duke University basketball team was prepared to replace star freshman with incoming talent next year. Center Jahlil Okafor and forward Justise Winslow are projected as top five picks in the 2015 NBA Draft, so it was no surprise when the pair of Blue De…
21 April 2015
A top 10 recruiting class is just what the doctor ordered for Jim Boeheim in the wake of a nightmare 2014-2015 season. However, even Syracuse's #7 finish in the final class rankings released today by ESPN comes with a bit of disappointment, as the Orange are bypassed by LSU & Duke to drop out of…
21 April 2015
With Tuesday’s news that 5-star point guard Derryck Thornton has verbally committed to the Duke Basketball program and will be joining the Blue Devils for the 2015-16 season, the team appears to have its point guard for next year. Thornton was considered one of the top point guard prospects in…
21 April 2015
As of Tuesday morning, this was Duke's conundrum at point guard heading into next season: no Quinn Cook , no Tyus Jones . Returning to the team is Grayson Allen, a future NBA pick indeed, but a square-peg-round-hole proposition at point guard for the Blue Devils.
21 April 2015
The Duke basketball program received some great news today as Derryck Thornton, one of the best high school point guards in America, committed to the Blue Devils. Even better for Coach K and his staff is that Thornton intends to join the program next season as a member of this year’s incoming…
21 April 2015
Junior Derryck Thornton, the 11th overall player in the ESPN 60, has decided to reclassify up to the class of 2015 and commit to Duke to be their point guard for the 2015-16 season. During an interview, LSU softball coach Beth Torina was videobombed by one of her players, Sydney Bourg, who wore a ho…
21 April 2015
Ever since Duke made an offer to class of 2016 five-star point guard Derryck Thornton the Blue Devils have been considered the leader. When Tyus Jones announced he was turning pro after his freshman year, it was speculated that Thornton wouldn't just commit to Duke but would also move to the class o…
21 April 2015
The final 2015 Top247 is scheduled for release on Thursday of this week, but with the Derryck Thornton commitment to Duke as a 2015 recruit, 247Sports has begun its tweaking of the rankings. Thornton, a 6-2, 175-pound point guard out of Henderson (Nev.)…
21 April 2015
Five-star big man Brandon Ingram will make his college choice on April 27, per his high school coach. Ingram is going through one last round of in-home coaching visits before committing.
20 April 2015
5-star forward Brandon Ingram is one of the top remaining uncommitted prospects in the class of 2015, and one of the biggest recruiting targets for the Duke basketball program. The coaches met with Ingram this past Friday, and according to Evan Daniels of Scout, they’ll be making the short tri…
20 April 2015
A question that used to be reserved for wondering whether characters from popular TV shows would ever start a relationship is now something that is posed toward every top-tier freshman in college basketball. With the NBA requiring players to be one year removed from their high school graduating clas…
19 April 2015
Tyus Battle is one of Duke’s top recruiting targets in the 2016 class. Battle is a 6’6”, 205-pound shooting guard from Edison, N.J., who’s ranked in the 247Sports Composite as the No. 4 shooting guard and No. 13 overall player in the class of 2016. The Duke coaching staff has…
19 April 2015
It took him some time, but Canada’s top prospect Jamal Murray has decided to join the twitter world, his account, @Bemore27 sending a bit of […]…
19 April 2015
Today is the first day of a six-day recruiting period, and Duke has an important official visitor coming in later today in five-star 2016 wing Tyus Battle. The coaching staff is also headed out to Las Vegas on Monday to see point guard Derryck Thornton.
19 April 2015
Ohio Army National Guard Sergeant First Class Shane Hatfield presents Peebles' Beau Justice with a trophy honoring him as the 2015 Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Justice received the award as a result of an online voting contest at JJHuddle.
17 April 2015
Last night, 2015 recruit Antonio Vrankovic committed to Duke. Today, the three-star big man’s latest video mixtape has been released by Diamond Hoops. What do you think? Who does he remind you of? The post Antonio Vrankovic Mixtape appeared first on Duke Report.
17 April 2015
It appears Pine Crest 6-11 star center Antonio Vrankovic will get an opportunity to fill the void left by Duke University center Kahlil Okafor, who is expected to be a lottery pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Duke's interest in Vrankovic was confirmed Wednesday with Vrankovic giving an oral commitmen…
16 April 2015
On Wednesday morning, Tyus Jones, the Final Four Most Outstanding Player, joined Justise Winslow and Jahlil Okafor, becoming the third Duke freshman to enter his name into this year's NBA draft . In light of the news of Jones' decision, lone Jordan Brand Classic Duke commit Luke Kennard, a 6-foot-5…
16 April 2015
There's been a lot of discussion lately on Mizzou's efforts to land Jayson Tatum . Let's take a look at the reasons and what we'd be missing out on by letting Tatum go elsewhere.
16 April 2015
With Tyus Jones' announcement that he is entering the NBA draft, Duke now knows exactly where it stands next season. The program is still basking in the glow of its national championship victory just over a week ago, but it's facing somewhat of a crisis heading into the summer.
16 April 2015
Debating about Canada’s top basketball prospects is a daily routine at North Pole Hoops. No debate had ever got more heated than the one that […]…
16 April 2015
Duke's Tyus Jones reacts after beating Wisconsin to win the National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Herald-Sun Duke's Mike Krzyzewski hugs Tyus Jones after beating Gonzaga in the NCAA South Regional championship at NRG Stadium in Houston.The Herald-Sun Duke's Tyus Jones goes…
16 April 2015
2015 recruit Antonio Vrankovic has just announced that he has committed to play basketball at Duke University. The 6’11 big bodied Center hails from Fort Lauderdale, FL and attended Pine Crest School where he averaged 25 points, 16 rebounds, and five blocks per game as a senior. He wasn’…
16 April 2015
Since my last post on this topic , Jayson Tatum's father Justin has gone on the record with our friend Dave Matter to talk about his son's recruiting in a four question Q&A in regards to Mizzou specifically being left out of the last four on his son's list. Much of what he said lined up with the…
15 April 2015
It’s the time of year when the Duke basketball program focuses on looking ahead to the future. While players from the current team are making decisions about their futures, the Duke coaching staff is hard on the recruiting trail to find future Blue Devils. One of the names Duke fans can get mo…
15 April 2015
Two of basketball's more intriguing prospects live a couple hours away from each other in the heartland and have known each other since fifth grade. Both are the sons of former players who have schooled them well and have deep, supportive family structures.
13 April 2015
From the most recent Sports Illustrated article on Jayson Tatum, on #Mizzou , Kim Anderson recruiting him pic.twitter.com/Ceqapl3W7Y Published April 13th, matches up with Sam Snelling's article published on April 9th titled "On Jayson Tatum, Recruiting, and landing the big fish" Perhaps SI needs to…
12 April 2015
Forget what you just saw at the Final Four. There's a whole new game being played.
11 April 2015
The 2015 Nike EYBL opened on Friday night with the St. Louis Eagles taking on Boo Williams, the AAU host at his Sportsplex in Hampton, VA. Since it fell during the 'live period,' for recruiting on the NCAA calendar, that enabled college coaches from all over the country to check out some of the prem…
11 April 2015