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The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and I wrote earlier about how this season’s playoffs has a Duke flare to it with nine former Blue Devils on playoff teams rosters. Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not be playing in the playoffs but Hood has received the honor of Rookie of the Month for [&hellip…
18 April 2015 | 4:30 pm
Just look how many promising players haven't made it out of the Developmental League. There's a perfectly fine argument to be made for coming out early to the NBA: in many cases, you have the potential of generational wealth and security (think Jabari Parker and Kyrie Irving). If you're going to s…
18 April 2015 | 6:58 am
Hometown hero proves you can go home again. How can you follow up being the star of the Final Four and winning the national championship as a freshman? Well, how about a hometown parade? That's a pretty good way to celebrate. And that's just what Apple Valley, Minnesota, did for hometown hero T…
18 April 2015 | 6:48 am
Rodney Hood joined an exclusive list in the Utah Jazz history book Friday when he was named the NBA's Western Conference rookie of the month. "This is a big honor, and it is rewarding to have fought through adversity before finishing the season strong, both as a team and an individual," Hood said.
18 April 2015 | 12:58 am
It wasn't always smooth, maybe it didn't always look or sound like the dream union of James, Irving, and Love envisioned in northeast Ohio when James chose to come home and the Cavs traded for Love last summer. But, at least statistically speaking, Cleveland's Big Three carried this team to where it…
17 April 2015 | 8:14 pm
Considered somewhat of a slight afterthought in the Duke recruiting class highlighted by Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow didn’t take long to show the college basketball world and NBA scouts alike that he’s one of the best players in the NCAA. His draft stock surged at the e…
17 April 2015 | 8:01 pm
Considered somewhat of a slight afterthought in the Duke recruiting class highlighted by Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow didn’t take long to show the college basketball world and NBA scouts alike that he’s one of the best players in the NCAA. His draft stock surged at the e…
17 April 2015 | 8:01 pm
Tyus Jones, the Apple Valley native and star of the NCAA national basketball champion Duke Blue Devils, will be honored Wednesday with a hometown parade and ceremonies.
17 April 2015 | 7:53 pm
After a long 82 game schedule the NBA Playoffs are finally here. This season has been crazy and exciting and the playoffs should be no different. The 2015 playoffs have a Blue Devil tinge to it though, as nine former Blue Devils are on rosters of teams that will compete in the postseason. The nine […
17 April 2015 | 5:46 pm
Another Mentee vs. Mentor Matchup…
17 April 2015 | 5:12 pm
Right after Duke won it’s 5th National Championship, many labelled Duke as the newest school collegiate program to recruit one-and-done players to win. Bo Ryan made “rent-a-player” comments during the championship postgame, a Missouri senator set out a controversial tweet…
17 April 2015 | 2:18 pm
The RCS: Charlotte was filled with talented players like Julian Okwara. Here are 25 players who caught our eye.
17 April 2015 | 1:10 pm
For only the fourth time in school history, the Duke University women's basketball program featured a top-five selection in the WNBA Draft as senior Elizabeth Williams was taken with the No. 4 pick in the first round by Connecticut Sun Thursday evening at the at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,…
17 April 2015 | 1:46 am
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 | 12:18 am
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 | 12:18 am
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 | 10:40 pm
Mar 29, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick talks with teammates during a break in the action as they take on the Boston Celtics in the second half at TD Garden. The Clippers defeated the Celtics 119-106.
16 April 2015 | 9:26 pm
Jones Involved in MLB First Pitch…
16 April 2015 | 7:00 pm
16 April 2015 | 6:58 pm
Five years ago, he was playing high school basketball as an eighth-grader for Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, MN. On Wednesday, just nine days after winning a championship in his freshman season at Duke, Tyus Jones has declared his name for the NBA draft.
16 April 2015 | 6:24 pm
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 | 6:14 pm
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 | 6:14 pm
With senior captain Quinn Cook graduating in May and Tyus Jones’ decision to declare for the NBA Draft, Duke is currently without a point guard with none coming in next season. Coach K and the Blue Devils have been scrambling to pick up another primary ball-handler, reaching out 2016 PG Derryc…
16 April 2015 | 6:02 pm
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 | 6:01 pm
Duke’s kickoff specialist, Jack Willoughby, who has graduated from the University, has decided to get one more year of eligibility and transfer to reigning National Champion Ohio State. Willoughby is most remembered for his successful onside kick at the end of the half against Johnny Manziel a…
16 April 2015 | 5:45 pm
In this article, Ro Shiell discusses the decision of Tyus Jones to declare for the NBA Draft, joining “Oaks” and “The Chief” and the rationale attached … After a heartbreaking loss in the first game of the 2014 Big Dance, Coach Mike Krzyzewski received an embolden…
16 April 2015 | 5:36 pm
Considered a game-changing prospect already in middle school, Jahlil Okafor came into his freshman season with huge expectations, and did not disappoint in the least bit. He was named ACC player of the year and a First Team All-American, and played a major role in Duke’s NCAA Tournament run cu…
16 April 2015 | 4:18 pm
Considered a game-changing prospect already in middle school, Jahlil Okafor came into his freshman season with huge expectations, and did not disappoint in the least bit. He was named ACC player of the year and a First Team All-American, and played a major role in Duke’s NCAA Tournament run cu…
16 April 2015 | 4:18 pm
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 | 3:53 pm
Former Villanova guard Dylan Ennis is one of the most sought after transfers in college basketball right now. After spending the past two years at Villanova, the 6’2″, 190 pound guard from Brampton, Ontario, announced he would be transferring to use his final eligibility elsewhere. Accor…
16 April 2015 | 3:46 pm
Former Villanova guard Dylan Ennis is one of the most sought after transfers in college basketball right now. After spending the past two years at Villanova, the 6’2″, 190 pound guard from Brampton, Ontario, announced he would be transferring to use his final eligibility elsewhere. Accor…
16 April 2015 | 3:46 pm
Antonio Vrankovic, a 6-foot-11 center from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., announced Wednesday night on Twitter that he has committed to play for the Blue Devils next season.… Read More »…
16 April 2015 | 2:22 pm
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. Duke was…
16 April 2015 | 1:34 pm
Eric Kumah showed why he just added an SEC offer at RCS Richmond. Who else just missed our best of camp lists?
16 April 2015 | 12:45 pm
Duke basketball fans were spoiled this past season. Not only did we get to enjoy a team make a magical run through the NCAA Tournament that ended in the program winning its fifth national championship, the Blue Devils had the luxury of fantastic guard play all season. Between the senior Quinn Cook h…
16 April 2015 | 11:55 am
Duke basketball fans were spoiled this past season. Not only did we get to enjoy a team make a magical run through the NCAA Tournament that ended in the program winning its fifth national championship, the Blue Devils had the luxury of fantastic guard play all season. Between the senior Quinn Cook h…
16 April 2015 | 11:55 am
2015 Men's Basketball Championship DVD…
16 April 2015 | 10:00 am
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 | 5:08 am
Just like projected NFL Draft picks Laken Tomlinson and Jamison Crowder, another graduating Duke football player plans to continue his career with a new team. The Blue Devils’ kickoff specialist last season, Jack Willoughby, will be suiting up for reigning national champion Ohio State in the f…
16 April 2015 | 4:42 am
Box Score: Duke 17, Stony Brook 11…
16 April 2015 | 4:22 am
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 | 3:38 am
Five Blue Devils Score Five-Plus Points…
16 April 2015 | 3:23 am
With half of their eight-man rotation that won the national title having moved on, Duke is in a scramble of sorts to fill out its 2015 recruiting class. The Blue Devils added a piece to the puzzle Wednesday night, as 6-foot-11 big man Antonio Vrankovic announced on Twitter that he will attend Duke n…
16 April 2015 | 2:55 am
Duke has recently learned they will be losing three of their stud freshmen to the NBA, but they have received some good news on Wednesday also. Center Antonio Vrankovic has commited to Duke and will join the team for the 2015-16 season. Vrankovic chose Duke over Georgia, and other schools. He is a t…
16 April 2015 | 1:52 am
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 | 1:50 am
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 | 1:50 am
The Apple Valley native and star point guard of national champion Duke on Wednesday became the third Blue Devils freshman to declare for this year's NBA draft, joining Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow. His college teammates are projected to be top-five picks, so there was no question they'd leave r…
15 April 2015 | 11:03 pm
Tyus Jones became the third Duke freshman to declare for the NBA Draft Wednesday, joining classmates Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow. Jones was the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, and led the Blue Devils in the national final with 23 points.
15 April 2015 | 10:59 pm
But there are so many other guys who went relatively unnoticed that were instrumental in making that fantasy championship run. Being Wednesday is the final day of the NBA regular season, and the day in which fantasy basketball crowns its champions, it would be fitting to recognize an unsung hero at…
15 April 2015 | 9:48 pm
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 | 9:06 pm