Duke Rumors & News

  • Duke's Grayson Allen 'I'll Take Marvin Bagley Under My Wing'

    TMZ "Duke's Grayson Allen -- one of the biggest stars in college basketball -- says he's ready, willing and able to mentor his new teammate Marvin Bagley -- the #1 high school player in the country. 18-year-old Bagley -- who was a junior at Sierra Canyon high school in L.A. -- just reclassified so..." August 16

  • No. 1 recruit in nation Marvin Bagley commits to Duke, intends to play this fall

    CBS Sports "Marvin Bagley III, the consensus No. 1 high school prospect in the world, publicly committed to Duke late Monday in a development that could drastically alter the landscape of college basketball for this upcoming season. "It's just the brotherhood there," Bagley said in an interview televised..." August 15

  • Five-star point guard Tre Jones commits to Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke Blue Devils

    CBS Sports "Tre Jones, a five-star recruit from Minnesota, publicly announced Sunday that he will follow the same path as his brother -- former Duke standout Tyus Jones -- and play college basketball for Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils. "I just feel like it's the best fit for myself with everything -- from..." August 14

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to have knee replacement surgery

    Sporting News "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will have right knee replacement surgery this weekend, the school announced. Krzyzewski is expecte to be out of the hospital within three days of the procedure, but the school has decided to cancel the Blue Devils' trip to the Dominican Republic that was scheduled to..." August 10

  • Top-ranked prospect Marvin Bagley III visits Duke; still mulling reclassifying for 2017-18

    CBS Sports "Marvin Bagley III completed a three-day visit to Duke on Sunday and is still exploring the possibility of reclassifying and playing college basketball this season, a source told CBS Sports on Monday. Bagley has not publicly commented on the visit, but he arrived Friday and left Sunday, a source..." July 24

  • Coach K: Grayson Allen 'fully recovered' from ankle surgery

    USA Today "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a recent ESPN podcast that star player Grayson Allen had successful surgery on an ankle this offseason. “We had him away from basketball for about three months,” Krzyzewski said of Allen. “He had a minor operation on his ankle. He’s now fully recovered, so his..." July 20

  • Marvin Bagley III mulls reclassifying, playing in college this year; Duke, USC, Zona in play

    CBS Sports "Marvin Bagley III, the top-rated prospect in the Class of 2018, is exploring the possibility of reclassifying and enrolling in time to play college basketball this season, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Friday. The source insisted no decision is finalized -- and that it remains unclear if..." July 14

  • Grayson Allen Took A Playful Shot At Lonzo Ball, Big Baller Brand

    The Spun "Grayson Allen knows a thing or two about criticism – in fact, he might be the most disliked player in college basketball after his tripping incidents and anger outbursts the past two years. But Thursday night, he was the one dishing it out a little bit. After a fan told him he was going to..." June 24

  • Mike Krzyzewski renews call for high school players to be eligible for the NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski stated his case for changes he would like for college basketball, notably saying high school players should be eligible for the NBA Draft. Speaking on ESPN Radio's "Mike and Mike in the Morning" show Tuesday, the discussion centered mostly around the NBA possibly..." June 21

  • PK80 Invitational brackets announced; Duke, North Carolina, MSU headline field

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Brackets for the 2017 PK80 Invitational college basketball tournaments were announced Wednesday with plenty of intriguing possibilities set in place. The event, which will honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight for his upcoming 80th birthday, is a two-tournament spectacle that will take place in..." May 31

  • Duke transfer Chase Jeter commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Republic "Former Duke big man Chase Jeter announced Wednesday on Twitter he will transfer to Arizona, choosing the Wildcats over a number of Western programs including UNLV, Oregon, Gonzaga, Cal and UCLA. Jeter was a five-star recruit out of Las Vegas in 2016 but struggled as a freshman with the Blue..." May 17

  • 5-Star PG Trevon Duval Commits to Duke on the Players' Tribune

    Bleacher Report "Trevon Duval, one of the most coveted players in the 2017 recruiting class, announced Monday that he's planning to play college basketball at Duke. Duval announced the commitment in a video for the Players' Tribune. He's exactly the type of player teams want running an offense. The guard..." May 15

  • Duke beats out Syracuse for four-star Class of 2017 standout recruit Jordan Tucker

    CBS Sports "Jordan Tucker, a four-star prospect ranked 77th in the Class of 2017, publicly committed to Duke on Saturday -- just two days after completing a visit to the ACC campus. Tucker picked Duke over Syracuse. "When weighing in all the factors, one school has the right combination of great..." May 13

  • Duke freshman Frank Jackson will hire agent, remain in 2017 NBA draft

    Sporting News "Duke freshman guard Frank Jackson will hire an agent and remain in the 2017 NBA draft, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Jackson is projected to be selected in the second round. Grayson Allen's return to Duke and the potential commitment of five-star point guard Trevon Duval were..." May 12

  • Thieves keep stealing signs honoring Luke Kennard in hometown

    WCPO Cincinnati "It isn’t the same as someone stealing Tom Brady’s Super Bowl jersey, but Luke Kennard fans should keep their eyes on eBay They might come across some stolen memorabilia of the Franklin High School and Duke University basketball star. For the past few years, Franklin posted signs at the..." May 03

  • Jordan Goldwire commits to Duke over … Eastern Kentucky?

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Not every high schooler heading to Duke's storied basketball program is a five-star recruit. Jordan Goldwire, a three-star point guard ranked 327th in 247 Sports' composite rankings, chose the Blue Devils this week after late interest from Mike Krzyzewski. "This is crazy," Goldwire said, via..." May 02

  • Duke's Frank Jackson declares for NBA draft without agent

    Bleacher Report "Duke guard Frank Jackson has reportedly declared for the 2017 NBA draft but will not hire an agent. Both Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune and Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com reported the news Saturday. Jackson appeared in 36 games and made 16 starts for the Blue Devils in 2016-17,..." April 23

  • Grayson Allen coming back to Duke for senior season

    ESPN "Duke's Grayson Allen is returning for his senior season, the school announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-5 Allen had a disappointing campaign both on and off the court. He battled numerous injuries, was suspended for a game due to a tripping incident -- and also saw his NBA stock take a hit. Allen..." April 18

  • Grayson Allen now thinks he can joke about tripping

    New York Post "Grayson Allen is accepting his fate and wearing it on his sleeve. Or head, actually. The Duke guard, who has played with a target on his back since his opponents realized his tripping knew no bounds, transferred the target to his head over the weekend, when he was spotted wearing a hat that had..." April 11

  • Duke's Luke Kennard declares for NBA draft, hires an agent

    USA Today "Following a stellar sophomore season, in which he was a national player of the year candidate, Duke's Luke Kennard is declaring for the NBA draft. The All-American guard, who led the Blue Devils in scoring this past season at 19.5 points a game, is officially leaving the program because he's..." April 06

  • JJ Redick praises rival UNC, calls for college athletes to be paid

    Larry Brown Sports "J.J. Redick was a fan favorite when he was draining countless shots from long range at Duke, and hating North Carolina is supposed to be in every Blue Devil’s blood. But game recognize game, as they say. After UNC defeated Gonzaga in the national championship game Monday night, Redick took to..." April 04

  • Kentucky, Duke, Louisville early favorites for 2018 at 10-1 odds

    ESPN "Three powerhouse programs that failed to reach the Final Four this season sit atop some of the first odds to win next season's college national championship in Las Vegas. The Westgate SuperBook has installed Kentucky, Duke and Louisville as co-favorites, each at 10-1 to win the 2018 NCAA..." April 04

  • Duke not happy with shirt company producing anti-Grayson Allen tees

    CBS Sports "A shirt company cashing on the ever-polarizing Duke guard Grayson Allen by producing shirts with his image on them has received a cease and desist letter from Duke, according to a report from TMZ. Duke retained the services of Olive and Olive, P.A., to handle the situation. The firm sent a..." April 01

  • Harry Giles joins Jayson Tatum in declaring for NBA Draft

    The Duke Chronicle "Almost a week after losing swingman Jayson Tatum when he declared for the NBA Draft, the Blue Devils will now say good-bye to his close friend Harry Giles. Giles announced his decision to join Tatum in June's NBA Draft Tuesday afternoon. He is currently projected as a mid-to late first-round..." March 28

  • Christian Laettner praises Luke Maye, trolls Kentucky

    ESPN "Apparently even Duke and North Carolina's rivalry takes a backseat when there's a chance to send a dig at Kentucky. On Sunday night, former Duke All-American Christian Laettner congratulated North Carolina's Luke Maye, whose last-second jumper beat Kentucky to send the Tar Heels to the Final..." March 27

  • Duke's Chase Jeter, former 5-star, to transfer

    Campus Insiders "Chase Jeter arrived at Duke as one of the most highly recruited high school prospects in the country, and the immense expectations seemed justified. Jeter now will try to live up to them elsewhere. Duke announced on Thursday that Jeter intends to transfer following the spring semester and..." March 23

  • A year after Coach K, Oregon Ducks' Dillon Brooks has learned to play under the spotlight

    Oregonian "Dillon Brooks hasn't watched tape from the last time the Oregon Ducks lost in the NCAA Tournament. It was almost exactly a year ago. Elite Eight. Oklahoma 80, Oregon 68. Season over. Brooks had just seven points in the loss. He had as many turnovers -- three -- as field goals and fouled out..." March 23

  • South Carolina stuns second-seeded Duke

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- South Carolina showed a full array of toughness at an ideal time. The Gamecocks collected a gigantic prize as a result. Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina used sudden hot shooting in the second half to knock second-seeded Duke out..." March 20

  • NCAA's political stance gave Duke essentially a road game vs. South Carolina

    CBS Sports "You can easily make the argument that Duke would have lost against South Carolina no matter where those teams played that game on Sunday night. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks dropped 65 second-half points on No. 2 Duke to win 88-81 in an East Regional Round of 32 game, giving the tournament its..." March 20

  • Allen, Tatum lead Duke past Troy

    The Sports Xchange "GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Duke brought its sharp-shooting stroke into the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils rained a bunch of early long-range shots and that helped carry them in Friday night's first-round game. Grayson Allen scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum racked up 18 as early..." March 17

  • No. 2 seed Duke favored in Vegas to win national championship

    ESPN "Duke is a No. 2 seed, but the Blue Devils are the favorites to win the NCAA tournament at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks. The Wynn and Westgate SuperBook each installed Duke as the favorite at 5-1 on Sunday afternoon after the bracket was released. William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, however,..." March 13

  • No. 14 Duke makes history in winning ACC title

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- During the final 10 minutes of Duke's epic four games in four days run to the ACC Tournament title, coach Mike Krzyzewski never called one play. He just kept saying, "motion, motion." The plan worked as the No. 14 and fifth-seeded Blue Devils (27-8) became the first team in ACC..." March 12

  • Duke takes down UNC in ACC semis

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The potential weariness of playing three games in three days this late in the season didn't stop No. 14 Duke from staging a dramatic second-half comeback against No. 6 and top-seeded North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Friday. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils..." March 10

  • Coach K stands with Grayson Allen: 'I've got his back all the time'

    USA Today "No college basketball player has been scrutinized more this season than Duke’s Grayson Allen, fairly or unfairly — there is no in-between on a player as polarizing as Allen. It hasn’t helped that he’s gotten himself whistled for multiple technicals this season (including in Wednesday’s win..." March 10

  • Down by 12, Duke rallies to beat Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In a game that could be a preview of a late-round game in the NCAA Tournament, Wednesday afternoon's matchup pitting No. 5 seed Duke and No. 4 seed Louisville had to be limited to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. The 14th-ranked Blue Devils reeled off their second win in..." March 09

  • Duke holds off Clemson in ACC tourney

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- If Duke should go where no ACC tournament team has ventured, winning four games in four days en route to the title, it will need the type of production it received from its starters in Wednesday's 79-72 second-round win over Clemson. Luke Kennard, Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson..." March 08

  • No. 5 North Carolina rebuffs No. 17 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The only way for No. 5 North Carolina to find real joy at the end of the regular season was to finish with pizzazz. Joel Berry II scored 28 points and North Carolina pulled away in the final minutes to defeat No. 17 Duke 90-83 in another riveting clash between the ACC..." March 04

  • Jackson helps No. 17 Duke hold off No. 15 Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke celebrated Senior Night and welcomed a key contribution from a freshman Tuesday night. Freshman guard Frank Jackson took over for a stretch as No. 13 Duke blitzed No. 15 Florida State 75-70 to win its home finale Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "Our..." February 28

  • Brown, Miami take down No. 10 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami guard Bruce Brown may only be a freshman, but he is quickly establishing himself as a "big game" player. Brown, who had a career-high 30 points in a rout of North Carolina earlier this season, scored a game-high 25 points and was the only one on his team in double..." February 25

  • Grayson Allen, battling ankle injury, ruled out for Duke's game against Miami

    CBS Sports "According to a report from Greg Gumbel of CBS Sports, Duke star guard Grayson Allen, who is nursing an ankle injury will not play Saturday when the No. 10 Blue Devils face Miami in Coral Gables. Allen has missed just two games all season for Duke this season before Saturday, once for a..." February 25

  • Gillon's late heroics lift Syracuse over No. 10 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- In a historic matchup of legendary coaches, Syracuse's John Gillon took center stage. Gillon's 3-point bank shot at the buzzer lifted the Orange to a 78-75 victory over the 10th-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the Carrier..." February 22