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Exclusive photos of top Blue Devil target Harry Giles from his high school game on Tuesday.
19 November 2014 | 11:32 pm

Giles is a 6-foot-10 junior. Before he suffered a serious knee injury last year, he was the No.
19 November 2014 | 3:03 am

Luke Kennard named to Preseason All-USA Today Team Luke Kennard named to Preseason All-USA Today Team Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1uKNjcO Franklin senior shooting guard Luke Kennard was named to the American Family Insurance Preseason All-USA Today Team this morning . Kenna…
18 November 2014 | 4:09 pm

Best Player: Chase Jeter, Duke Best Potential: Chase Jeter, Duke  Best Scorer: Dwayne Bacon, Florida State Best Shooter: Luke Kennard, Duke Best Rebounder: Moustapaha Diagne, Syracuse Best Passer: Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech Best Defender: Moustapha Diagne, Syracuse Best Glue…
17 November 2014 | 12:32 am

After the fireworks involved in four top 100 prospects declaring their intentions on Thursday, Friday was a quiet day during the early signing period. Auburn adds former Charlotte commit The Auburn Tigers recruiting class somewhat surprisingly jumped to six members on Friday, as 6′-2″ gu…
15 November 2014 | 5:39 pm

A big announcement date has now been set in the world of Duke basketball recruiting. According to his Compton Magic AAU team, class of 2016 5-star forward T.J. Leaf will announce his decision of where he’ll be attending college on Friday, November 21. The announcement from the team Twitter acc…
14 November 2014 | 7:53 pm

Harry Giles , a 2016 5-star power forward, per 247Sports, is an above-the-rim force, but he also has the ability to knock down jumpers from anywhere on the court.
13 November 2014 | 9:02 pm

The Atlantic Coast Conference has gone through some changes over the past couple years, but it's only added to the overall strength of the league on the hardwood. In the 2015 class, the ACC as a whole is bringing in some very talented players.
13 November 2014 | 1:18 pm

Duke's top-ranked freshman class won't play its first college game until Friday night, but already coach Mike Krzyzewski has begun the process of lining up their potential replacements. Krzyzewski got a head start on 2015-16 by receiving NCAA national letters of intent from two five-star recruits on…
13 November 2014 | 3:28 am

North Carolina and Duke each added talented men's and women's basketball recruits on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period for high school seniors. "We are excited about Luke and Chase joining our program," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement.
13 November 2014 | 2:27 am

With the signings of five star players Luke Kennard and Chase Jeter, Duke boasts the #13 class in the country…
13 November 2014 | 12:49 am

The early November signing period will yield no surprises for Duke Basketball.  That is, unless their ast target decides to go ahead and announce his decision. Blue Devil Nation has learned that not only will Chase Jeter and Luke Kennard will send their letters of intent in, but they’ll a…
12 November 2014 | 4:16 pm

Luke Kennard to officially join Duke's 2015 recruiting class tonight Luke Kennard to officially join Duke's 2015 recruiting class tonight Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1qDPWYD Franklin senior shooting guard Luke Kennard will sign with Duke at 6:30 p.m. today , officially join…
12 November 2014 | 2:28 pm

The Duke basketball family will pick up two new members today. Two 5-star recruits in the class of 2015, Luke Kennard and Chase Jeter, will be signing their national letters of intent to play their college basketball as Blue Devils. Kennard was the first to commit to Duke when he announced in March…
12 November 2014 | 12:26 pm

Bishop O'Dowd High boys basketball star Ivan Rabb said Tuesday that he will not be signing a letter of intent during the NCAA early signing period, which starts Wednesday and ends on Nov. 19. "I'm just not ready to sign yet," Rabb said. "I'm not sure where I want to go yet."…
12 November 2014 | 3:49 am

November 11th had been marked as "The Return" of Harry Giles, who is arguably the best junior in high school basketball. Giles started off a little sluggish, but later flourished to finish with 13 points on 50% shooting, with 13 rounds, and 4 blocks.
12 November 2014 | 3:19 am

After a year of rehab and recovery, the state's top basketball recruit is ready to hit the hardwood once again. WXII Kenny Beck reports live from Wesleyan Academy.
12 November 2014 | 12:51 am

Duke will add two five star players in the Class of 2015 on Wednesday when Luke Kennard and Chase Jeter sign their letters of intent.
11 November 2014 | 2:00 pm

The following is an except from the FREE 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication, published by Hoopniks.com. Download your copy of the 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication using the button below this paragraph. The publication includes the Terrific 30 High S…
10 November 2014 | 8:06 pm

Luke Kennard leads Enquirer boys' basketball players to watch this season Luke Kennard leads Enquirer boys' basketball players to watch this season Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1qtwZYy Today is the start of official OHSAA boys' basketball practice and The Enquirer looks ahea…
7 November 2014 | 3:40 pm

7. Chase JETER Height: 6′-10″ Weight: 230 Position: C Wingspan: 7′-1″ High School (State): Bishop Gorman (NV) Club Team (Affiliation): Dream Vision (adidas) Commitment: Duke Blue Devils Breakdown: At the beginning of August, Jeter announced for the Duke Blue De…
6 November 2014 | 12:55 pm

Luke Kennard's signing ceremony for Duke scheduled for Nov. 12 Luke Kennard's signing ceremony for Duke scheduled for Nov. 12 Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1tXiIs5 Franklin senior guard Luke Kennard will have his National Signing Day ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Frank…
4 November 2014 | 5:19 pm

Tyus Battle is a 5-star shooting guard in the class of 2016 who recently trimmed the list of schools he’s considering. If you missed it, here’s our story from Monday morning about how Battle is still considering Duke. To follow the steps of his recruitment, SportsNet New York put togethe…
3 November 2014 | 7:24 pm

Joe Sirera goes in-depth with top Wake Forest recruit Harry Giles. Highlights include what he's looking for in a school, going through his knee rehabilitation process, and his thoughts on teammates Kwe Parker and Brandon Childress.
3 November 2014 | 5:52 pm

2016 5-Star guard Tyus Battle trimmed the list of schools he’s considering on Monday and the Duke Blue Devils are still part of that list. It’s somewhat hilarious to call it a list of “finalists” when it still features 11 schools, but it doesn’t matter – Duke is s…
3 November 2014 | 2:04 pm

The following is an excerpt from the 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide, written and published by Kellon Hassenstab of Hoopniks.com. For breakdowns of the top 100 incoming high school recruits, junior college standouts and a look at every men’s D-1 recruiting class nationally, purcha…
3 November 2014 | 4:54 am

Ball Is Life produced a new video of Harry Giles, who is Wake Forest's top target in the class of 2016.
29 October 2014 | 1:35 pm

19. Brandon INGRAM Height: 6’-8” Weight: 180 Position: SF High School (State): Kinston (NC) Club Team (Affiliation): Stackhouse Elite (adidas) Breakdown: The latest in a long line of stars from Kinston, which has included Jerry Stackhouse, Reggie Bullock and others, Ingram has tremendous…
29 October 2014 | 3:20 am

Harry Giles is one of the top players in the class of 2016 and also one of the top targets for Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke Basketball program. The 6’10”, 210-pound power forward from High Point, N.C., is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 2 power forward and No. 3 overall pros…
28 October 2014 | 1:29 pm

After his freshman season at Wesleyan Christian Academy in 2013, word around the U.S. was that Harry Giles was legitimately in the conversation as the nation's most talented prospect in the class of 2016. However, after tearing his ACL, MCL & meniscus while playing for the United States in the F…
27 October 2014 | 7:53 pm

You see how impressive he looks in this video? Well, keep in mind that he is just a little more than a year removed from a devastating knee injury that saw him tear his ACL and his MCL.
27 October 2014 | 5:44 pm

Five-star East Bay basketball prospect Ivan Rabb has trimmed his list of potential colleges from seven to five, and Cal remains in the hunt, his high school coach confirmed Friday. Rabb, a 6-foot-10 forward from Bishop O'Dowd High and a top-10 national recruit, eliminated North Carolina and Georgeto…
25 October 2014 | 2:24 am

Ivan Rabb, a top-5 prospect, cut his list of college choices to five on Friday, and Arizona is still in the running. The Arizona basketball team is expected to add one more player to a four-man 2015 recruiting class, and the biggest prospect left on the board, Ivan Rabb, has kept them in the running…
24 October 2014 | 11:53 pm

Disappointing news today on the recruiting trail as Ivan Rabb, a 6'10" center/forward and ESPN's top ranked player in the Class of 2015 , has cut Georgetown from his final list of schools. Rabb, an Oakland, CA native, has Cal, Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky on his final list.
24 October 2014 | 9:49 pm

Paul Biancardi of ESPN is reporting that Class of 2015 center Ivan Rabb has cut down his list of schools to five, and the Georgetown Hoyas have missed the cut. Breaking News: Ivan Rabb tells http://t.co/lJe7Dgw25o Arizona California, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA are officially his final 5 schools.
24 October 2014 | 9:49 pm

Bishop O'Dowd center Ivan Rabb is a consensus top recruit. He's a top ten national recruit, a top two power forward, and the best 2015 prospect in the state of California.
24 October 2014 | 8:39 pm

Diamond Stone, a 5-star center in the class of 2015, announced the top four schools he’s still considering Thursday night and the Duke Blue Devils are no longer on his list. Stone is a 6’10, 245-pound prospect who is currently ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 1 center an…
17 October 2014 | 1:22 pm

Derryck Thornton, a point guard in the class of 2016, is the latest high school player to receive an offer from Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke basketball program. Coach K, along with assistant coaches Jeff Capel and Jon Scheyer, made the trip to Las Vegas earlier this week to visit Thornton at his hig…
15 October 2014 | 4:11 pm

Duke’s recruitment of Brandon Ingram, a 5-star forward in the class of 2015, may have taken a hit this past weekend. According to a story from ZagsBlog.com, 5-star prospect Carlton Bragg told SNY.tv that he is considering teaming up with Ingram and fellow five-star prospect Jaylen Brown in a p…
14 October 2014 | 4:38 pm

A handful of schools are working hardest for Thon Maker, the 7-footer ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2016, according to his guardian, Ed Smith. Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas, Stanford, Missouri and Maryland are recruiting Maker the “heaviest,” Smith told Steve Jones of the Louisville Courier-J…
14 October 2014 | 4:17 am

Luke Kennard, a Duke commit for the class of 2015 and one of the top rated shooting guards in the country, had an impressive showing at the USA Basketball Mini-Camp in Colorado Springs this past week. Kennard, along with fellow Duke commit Chase Jeter, was part of a group of 53 players who were invi…
7 October 2014 | 4:41 pm

2016 5-star point guard Dennis Smith Jr. drew quite a collection of college coaches to Fayetteville, N.C., on Monday to see him participate in an open-gym workout. Mike Krzyzewski, Jon Scheyer and Jeff Capel were among the approximately 35 coaches who were on hand to see the “college day&rdquo…
30 September 2014 | 2:15 am

NEW YORK — After missing Day 1 of the Under Armour Elite 24 practices, Thon Maker more than made up for it on Day 2. The 7-foot 2016 big man from the Carlisle (Va.) School put on a show in the scrimmage, draining 3-pointers, handling the ball in transition and flushing one dunk after another.
22 August 2014 | 8:07 pm

Sorry, this video could not be loaded… NEW YORK — After recently taking trips to UCLA, Duke and North Carolina, Brandon Ingram has several more visits in the works. The 6-foot-8 2015 forward from Kinston (N.C.) High told SNY.tv after Thursday’s Under Armour Elite 24 practice that…
22 August 2014 | 3:25 am

Brandon Ingram Tweeted that he took an unofficial visit to North Carolina Monday and will trim his list to seven schools by the end of August. “UConn offered,” he tweeted. “Done with the late comers. List will be narrowed to 7 end of August.” “He visited Carolina to wat…
11 August 2014 | 2:54 pm

By JOSEPH DURUAKU Special to ZAGSBLOG GARDEN GROVE, CA – Brandon Ingram is comparable to Kevin Durant, not Thon Maker. The savvy small forward said that he tries to model his game after the reigning MVP. Ingram has seen a slight rise in his recruiting ranking over the summer due to his strong…
4 August 2014 | 1:44 pm

Rising Carlisle School junior Thon Maker helped lead the Chiefs to a ... it won’t happen.” Maker is currently considering offers from schools such as Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Indiana, Louisville, Memphis, Virginia and North Carolina State, according ...
11 June 2014 | 2:25 am