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Findlay Prep Guard, Former Duke Target Allerik Freeman Decommits From UCLA

Allerik Freeman picked UCLA over Duke, Kansas, Villanova and Ohio State back in Novemeber but with the departure of Ben Howland the top 100 guard has decided to reopen his recruitment. Freeman would likely have found himself playing sparingly behind Jordan Adams or out of position at the point had he stayed with the Bruins and Steve Alford.

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Exhibitions Over, Duke Begins Quest Friday

Unlike the College Football preseason which seems to drag on forever, the college basketball preseason by comparison seems rather quick despite the inclusion of exhibition games. It seems just like yesterday that Duke kicked off its practice and since then

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Ishmail Wainright Cuts His List to Four

Ishmail Wainright, a top 25 small forward out of Raytown Missouri, announced he has cut his list of schools down to four. Though we have not heard much from the Wainright camp this fall, he was still perceived as one

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Center Jahlil Okafor: Another Elite Chicagoan Offered

Overview Class of 2014 center Jahlil Okafor is often overshadowed by fellow Chicagoan Jabari Parker and even by another elite class of 2014 Chicago center in Cliff Alexander, but he’s still one of the best players in the country regardless

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Point Guard Tyus Jones: Smoothest Player in 2014

Overview Whenever I watch class of 2014 star point guard Tyus Jones play I think of one word: smooth. Everything he does is smooth. His shot, his handle, his passing, everything. However, that’s clearly not the extent of his talents.

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Power Forward Julius Randle: Best Big In Class of 2013

Overview One thing I’m not going to say about class of 2013 power forward Julius Randle is that he’s underrated — because he’s not. But it does seem like people don’t realize how special of a player he really is because

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Small Forward Ishmail Wainright: Parents Like Blue Devils

Overview A former Missouri commit, class of 2013 small forward Ishmail Wainright has seen his stock rise in the past year after he transferred to Montrose Christian (MD) for his junior season and teamed up with class of 2012 small

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Power Forward Austin Nichols: Many Memphis Ties

Overview Class of 2013 power forward Austin Nichols was born and raised in Memphis and plays both his high school and AAU basketball in the largest city in Tennessee, but those aren’t his only ties to Memphis. Both his mother and

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ACC Expansion Endangers Duke’s Rivalries

Duke had released a portion of its schedule for he upcoming 2012-2013 basketball season and for fans of the traditional Tobacco Road rivalries there is some good news. Duke fans will be treated to home and away games against both

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Shooting Guard Allerik Freeman: The Unlikely Duke Target

Overview Class of 2013 shooting guard Allerik Freeman was all set to commit in mid-April after he cut his list down to Kansas and Villanova. Then, Duke, Ohio State and UCLA began showing interest and the 6’4, 195-pound Charlotte native

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Small Forward Jabari Parker: Duke’s Top Priority

Overview Small forward Jabari Parker is the consensus top player in the class of 2013 but more importantly is the top priority for Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and his staff. The 6’8, 220-pound Chicago native is the son of

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