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Duke Basketball 2013 NBA Summer League Day 1 Recap

Today was the first day of the 2013 NBA Summer League in Orlando. Here’s a quick recap of how each Blue Devil did: Nolan Smith finished with 4 points with a steal in about 5 minutes of action. He left

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Duke Basketball in the 2013 NBA Summer League

The NBA Summer League kicks off tomorrow (Sun. July 7th) at 9am EDT with the Orlando Summer League on NBA TV. Among the Blue Devils playing this year will be Mason Plumlee with the Brooklyn Nets.  The Nets first game

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Duke Basketball: Nolan Smith to play for Boston Celtics in Summer League

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe tweeted that the People’s Champ and Duke fan favorite, Nolan Smith, will be playing for the Boston Celtics and their Summer League team. Ex-Portland Trail Blazers guard and former Duke standout Nolan Smith will

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Duke Basketball and the NBA Draft – A 20 Year Retrospective

With the 2013 NBA Draft coming live to us tonight at 7pm on ESPN from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the last 20 years of Duke Blue

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FanTake: Duke Basketball Fan Blue Laws

I was scrolling through my Twitter Feed the other day and ran across a post by Coach Capel. The post contained a quote from Coach K (and a corresponding picture) detailing the five fundamental qualities that make teams great. These

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Mason Plumlee Wins the 2013 POTGOTY Award

In one of the closest races since the inception of the award in 2008, Mason Plumlee has won the 2013 POTGOTY Award. This comes just two days removed from being named AP Second Team All-American, so I only imagine the amount of

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Mason Plumlee: ACC Player of the Year?

What do Art Heyman, Mike Gminksi, Christian Leattner, Grant Hill, JJ Redick, and Nolan Smith have in common? They were all voted as ACC Player of the Year during their tenure in a Duke jersey. As Duke has raced out

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Duke’s Dopplegangers Make Blue Devils Potentially Very Good

It is hard to derive too much from one exhibition game and an inner squad scrimmage, but the Blue Devils have a couple of newcomers that are reminding people of a few golden oldies. True freshman, Rasheed Sulaimon and redshirts

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FanTake: From Ace Parker to Lehigh, One Fan’s Story

I became interested in Duke Football back in 1936 when I was only eight years old, and a fanatical baseball and football fan. In those years, Duke was a national powerhouse on the gridiron, led by their all-American tailback, Ace

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FanTake: Profiling Freshmen Sulaimon and Jefferson

Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of this site. If you are interested in writing your own FanTake, please visit this link for more details.  We are two and a half months

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Nolan Smith injured in Portland Trail Blazers’ loss to Houston Rockets

Best wishes go out to Nolan Smith who was injured in last night’s NBA Summer League game. He was having a great game, having scored 27 points while going 10-16 from the field. Sadly, with 49 seconds left to play,

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