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Q&A with Head Trainer for Duke Basketball, Jose Fonseca

Duke Report recently talked with Jose Fonseca. Jose is the Head Men’s Basketball Trainer for Duke. Jose is in his 10th year working with Duke Basketball. The following is an interview I had with Jose. DR: Can you describe a

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The Curious Case of Duke’s Defense

Coming into the 2013-2014, one of the most glaring holes in the starting lineup was the center position. For the first time in a long time, Duke came into a season without a true serviceable big man. While it was

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Duke Basketball: Why all the Foot Injuries?

It is generally accepted that, in order of frequency, the most common competitive basketball injuries are ankle sprains, finger jams, muscle sprains/pulled muscles, overuse injuries such as tendonitis, eye injuries, and knee injuries. I’m not sure exactly where broken foot

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Duke Basketball: Biggest Things the Blue Devils Must Replace From Last Season’s Seniors

Duke basketball had one of the most experienced teams in the country last season. With the way the game has changed over the past 20 years, it’s become difficult to keep a talented player in college until his senior year.

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Ryan Kelly Drafted By the Los Angeles Lakers With No. 48 Pick in 2013 NBA Draft

Ryan Kelly added to Duke’s NBA Draft Day success when he was taken with the No. 48 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. Kelly was taken 26 spots after fellow senior captain Mason Plumlee, who was taken with the No. 22 pick by the Brooklyn Nets.

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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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Where Duke Basketball’s Seth Curry and Ryan Kelly Fit in the 2013 NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is a cruel process in that only 60 of the players who light up the college basketball world get to hear their name called. Of the three Duke basketball players in this year’s class, only Mason Plumlee is considered to be a sure-fire pick on Thursday night. But what about fellow senior-captains Ryan Kelly and Seth Curry? Where do they fit in on the wide landscape of the NBA?

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Blue Devils Honored at 2012-13 Duke Basketball Banquet

In celebration of seniors Seth Curry, Ryan Kelly and Mason Plumlee as well as Duke’s 2012-13 season, the Duke basketball program held its annual banquet and awards ceremony on Friday in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Blue Devils’ outstanding season featured

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Ryan Kelly Undergoes Successful Surgery on Right Foot

Duke’s Ryan Kelly will be sidelined for approximately 12 weeks following surgery to repair his injured right foot. The Raleigh, N.C., native, suffered the injury in the first half of Duke’s win against Clemson Jan. 8 and missed 13 games

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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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Duke Basketball’s Wonderful Season Comes to Abrupt End Just Short of Ultimate Goal

When last season ended in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, most Duke basketball fans found themselves scrambling out the door in hopes of leaving a tumultuous season as far behind them as possible. Nobody was making tracks Sunday night. Instead, fans and players alike will hold on to this group until all three seniors are no longer Blue Devils and time forces them to move into what could be a very exciting future.

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