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The past few weeks have been extremely busy for Duke basketball recruiting. Between the Duke coaches evaluating players at various events, extending scholarship offers to primary targets, and coordinating potential visits and hopeful commitments, it’s obvious Mike Krzyzewski and his staff are…
2 August 2015
Giles, 24/7 Sports' No 3-overall prospect and the top-ranked player in the ESPN 100, has decided to transfer from Wesleyan Christian Academy to Oak Hill for his senior season. He tweeted the news out today and followed it up with an interview with USA Today: .
30 July 2015
Harry Giles, the nation's number one high school basketball prospect and Wake Forest's top target, is headed to historic Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. He spent the past three seasons playing for Wesleyan Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina.
29 July 2015
The Duke basketball program hopes Harry Giles will soon commit to becoming a Blue Devil. Today, Giles announced via a note on his Twitter account that he will be spending his senior year at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va. – the prestigious school that has become known for producing so…
29 July 2015
Highly-anticipated 2016 prospect Harry Giles announced Wednesday that he will be playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy this fall. There's been plenty of talk in the past month about where Giles ranks both in the Class of 2016 and as one of the best prospects in recent memory.
29 July 2015
Giles previously attended Wesleyan Christian Academy in North Carolina, but famed Oak Hill will offer enhanced competition in preparation for college. The school has produced the likes of Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Brandon Jennings and Rajon Rondo.
29 July 2015
The class of 2017 has been a hot topic for Duke basketball recruiting over the past few weeks. With the program extending scholarship offers in the past two months to Wendell Carter, Gary Trent Jr., Trae Young, D.J. Harvey, and now Mohamed Bamba, we’re getting a good idea of the players who wi…
28 July 2015
The Duke basketball program continues to give out scholarship offers as Mohamed Bamba is the latest high school player to receive an invitation to join the Blue Devils. Bamba is a 6’11”, 200-pound 5-star power forward in the class of 2017 who is ranked as the No. 2 power forward and No.
28 July 2015
One of the hottest names in recruiting over the past month has been Wenyen Gabriel, and he now holds a scholarship offer from the Duke basketball program. The 6’9″, 200-pound forward from Wilbraham & Monson Academy has caught the attention of many of the biggest programs in college b…
27 July 2015
27 July 2015
26 July 2015
Giles, rated as a 5-star recruit by 247Sports , is a 6'10" forward who has no trouble throwing down thunderous dunks or posterizing defenders, but that's not all he can do.
25 July 2015
As he sets himself in a defensive stance that would make Bob Knight weep with admiration, Dennis Smith's devotion to the task of harassing the opposing point guard is impossible to ignore. Smith's knees are bent, his arms are spread wide, his weight properly distributed over his sneakers.
24 July 2015
With bigtime matchups taking place all over the city of Las Vegas, it was tough to go wrong on the opening night of the final of July's three live evaluation periods. For Rivals, the place to be was the Adidas Uprising Summer Championships as four of the top five point guards in the class of 2016 to…
23 July 2015
Today in the Morning Rumble, Harry Giles cuts his list, Providence could play Arizona, and Randy Edsall makes a huge mistake on social media. The number one overall recruit in the 2016 recruiting class, Harry Giles, c ut his college list to five schools on Monday night.
22 July 2015
Both 247Sports and ESPN.com evaluations have ranked Harry Giles as the best player in the class of 2016. The sensational power forward trimmed his list of potential suitors down to five on Monday, tweeting that North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest are the finalists to acquire his s…
22 July 2015
Heck, you could even make an argument for him being the best player overall in 2016, and the Kentucky Wildcats are still in the running for him after cutting his list to five schools Monday night. His list of UK, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and Wake Forest comes as no surprise for the 6-10, 210-pou…
21 July 2015
The Duke basketball program is pursuing Frank Jackson as one of its biggest priorities for the 2016 recruiting class. Jackson is a 6’3″, 180-pound guard from Utah who’s considered one of the best point guards in the country. He’s ranked in the 247Sports Composite as the No. 4…
21 July 2015
21 July 2015
Giles tweeted his five finalists on Monday. At one time, Syracuse had been recruiting Giles, but the Orange failed to make the cut for Giles.
21 July 2015
Harry Giles, the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2016 according to ESPN , has trimmed down his list to five schools.
21 July 2015
Harry Giles has been tremendous this spring and summer and the Class of 2016 power forward cut his list to five schools after two live evaluation periods. The 6-foot-10 forward helped the USA U19 team to the gold medal at the FIBA World Championships this summer and is a major contender for No.
21 July 2015
Harry Giles, the top basketball player in the 2016 recruiting class, took to Twitter to announce his top five schools. His lists consists of Wake Forest, and then the four "Blue Bloods," Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and Kentucky.
21 July 2015
20 July 2015
The Duke basketball program extended a scholarship offer on Saturday to D.J. Harvey, a 5-star shooting guard in the class of 2017. Harvey announced via his Twitter account that he’d received an offer from the Blue Devils. At 6’6″, 185 pounds, Harvey is listed as the No. 2 shooting…
19 July 2015
Dennis Smith Jr., who is a consensus five-star prospect in the 2016 class and a major NC State target, is down to six schools. As Newclass mentioned this morning , those six are NC State, Duke, UNC, Wake Forest, Kentucky, and Louisville.
18 July 2015
Dennis Smith Jr., the best point guard in the 2016 recruiting class, has cut his list to six schools , and Wake Forest is among the finalists. The other schools he is considering are North Carolina State, Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, and Kentucky.
17 July 2015
Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 4 player in the ESPN 100 Class of 2016 and No. 1 point guard, told ESPN he has officially cut his school list to Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, Wake Forest and NC State.
17 July 2015
Dennis Smith, the top point guard prospect of the 2016 class and the fourth-highest rated player overall, has narrowed his college destination to five ACC schools and, of course, Kentucky. Smith, a rising senior at Trinity Christian School in Fayetteville, N.C., told ESPN he has cut his school list…
17 July 2015
As the No. 1 ranked point guard in the 2016 class, Dennis Smith Jr. is one of the most sought after high school players in the country. With his incredible explosiveness that has drawn comparisons to players like Russell Westbrook, and in my opinion, former Blue Devil Jason Williams, Smith is viewed…
17 July 2015
Dennis Smith Jr ., the No. 4 player in the ESPN 100 Class of 2016 and No. 1 point guard, told ESPN he has officially cut his school list to Kentucky, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke, Wake Forest and NC State.
17 July 2015
People often forget that Troy Brown Jr. was the first member of the class of 2017 to receive a scholarship offer from the Duke basketball program. With all the talk and buzz in recent months about other 2017 targets like Trae Young, Gary Trent Jr., and Wendell Carter, Brown is a player who hasn&rsqu…
17 July 2015
After landing Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones last season, Mike Krzyzewski and Duke may have an even more dynamic recruiting duo in 2016. Scout.com’s Evan Daniels breaks down the Blue Devils’ future. The post Who Could be Next to Commit to Duke? appeared first on Duke Repor…
17 July 2015
Though in all Honesty. I don't think it matters. But this adds to the growing list of reasons we want Harry Giles a Duke.
15 July 2015
Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Harry Giles III soars to the basket for a layup against Mac Irvin Fire in the Peach Jam. Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Harry Giles III soars to the basket for a layup against Mac Irvin Fire in the Peach Jam.
14 July 2015
Staff photo by T.J. Lundeen Jayson Tatum, center, holds up a Duke shirt to announce his commitment to the school to play basketball. Tatum is ranked the second best player in the Class of 2016 and made his announement live on ESPNU.
14 July 2015
Jayson Tatum handles the ball in a January game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield. The junior recently announced his decision to play basketball at Duke University.
14 July 2015
14 July 2015
Package deals are all the rage in college basketball, and Duke is on the verge of topping the best package deal ever with what might just be an even better one. Harry Giles watched Jayson Tatum commit to Duke on Sunday at the Peach Jam, and the smart money would be on the best big man in the class e…
14 July 2015
13 July 2015
13 July 2015
Today in the Morning Rumble, Jayson Tatum commits to Duke, the Johnnies will play St. Francis NY and Amir Garrett is lighting up the minor leagues. Duke continues to beat Kentucky at their own game as they landed the number two player in the 2016 class, Jayson Tatum, on Sunday.
13 July 2015
13 July 2015
Jayson Tatum pulled a blue T-shirt out of a bag to announce his college choice Sunday morning, and it gave Duke a headstart on the 2016 recruiting class. Tatum, whose St. Louis Eagles team was playing in the Nike EYBL Peach Jam in North Augusta, South Carolina, made his announcement after they reach…
13 July 2015
On a day when five-star prospect Jayson Tatum announced he would be taking his talents to the Duke Blue Devils, the 6-foot-8 forward let it be known that he would also be trying like hell to recruit fellow five-star prospect Harry Giles to Duke with him. And that's very likely to happen.
12 July 2015
12 July 2015
Tatum announced his commitment to Duke Sunday live on ESPNU while at the Nike EYBL Peach Jam in North Augusta . The Kentucky Wildcats were among his finalists, as well as St. Louis and North Carolina.
12 July 2015
Tatum announced his decision at the Nike Peach Jam AAU tournament in South Carolina, after his team, the St. Louis Eagles, defeated Winston-Salem based Team CP3 All-Stars, 74-73, in a semifinal game. He chose the Blue Devils over his hometown team, St. Louis, and Kentucky and North Carolina.
12 July 2015
The Duke Blue Devils are still riding high after winning the 2015 national championship. Mike Krzyzewski has to be happy to add another title to the collection but not satisfied.
12 July 2015
Jayson Tatum had just finished playing his semifinal game against the CP3 squad at the Peach Jam on Sunday, when he dropped a bombshell. Shortly after his game ended, the Class of 2016's No.
12 July 2015