Duke Rumors & News

  • 2017 4-Star SG Alex O’Connell Commits to Duke

    Duke Report "The Duke basketball program received a commitment today from Alex O’Connell, the first member of the 2017 recruiting class for the Blue Devils. O’Connell is a 6’5”, 170-pound 4-star shooting guard from Alpharetta, Ga., who didn’t take long to pull the trigger on committing to Duke. He received..." August 26

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

  • Duke is bringing the superteam back to college basketball

    SB Nation "The foundation for Mike Krzyzewski's next great team was laid three days after Duke defeated Wisconsin for its fifth national championship in 2014. Coach K cut down the nets in Indianapolis on a Monday, and by Thursday he was in the St. Louis-area home of five-star recruit Jayson Tatum. Tatum..." July 21

  • Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina coaches condemn 'embarrassing' HB2 bill

    USA Today "As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares to take the U.S. men's national basketball team to the Rio Olympics, his thoughts turned this week to his home of North Carolina and the controversial anti-LGBT law that was passed in March. “It’s an embarrassing bill,” Krzyzewski told USA TODAY Sports...." July 21

  • Duke opponent cancels game over North Carolina's transgender bathroom law

    CBS Sports "Duke is in an uncommon spot here in mid-July of needing to fill an opponent on its schedule after Albany canceled its Nov. 12 game vs. the Blue Devils in Durham, North Carolina due to the state's HB2 law, otherwise known as the "Bathroom Bill." Albany, part of the State University of New York..." July 14

  • Coach K talks about his secret Twitter and Instagram accounts

    Fox Sports "Duke Blue Devils and Team USA basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't have public Twitter or Instagram, but that doesn't mean he's not keeping tabs on social media. Coach K revealed last year that he uses Twitter under an alias, and former Duke star Jahlil Okafor said before the 2015 Draft that..." July 12

  • Christian Laettner allegedly owes $14M to creditors

    The Score "Christian Laettner was was one of the all-time great college basketball players, and also one of the most hated players on the court while with Duke. Soon, Laettner could find himself in another type of court, according to Jerry Tipton of Kentucky.com. It's alleged that Laettner owes creditors..." July 05

  • Coach K has had four surgeries this offseason before USA Basketball commitments

    College Basketball Talk "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is getting ready to coach in the Olympics of the third and final time this offseason as he’s dealing with a depleted roster that is banged up or scared of Zika. Coach K has also been through a lot with his own health this offseason, as a report from Luke Decock..." June 26

  • LeBron James Jr. has scholarship offers from Duke, Kentucky

    Sporting News - NCAAB "It wasn’t even 24 hours ago that LeBron James brought Cleveland its first pro sports title in 52 years, but that’s already old news. What about 11-year-old LeBron James Jr.? What’s the latest on the next King James? Well, according to ESPN.com, the younger James already has scholarship..." June 21

  • Derryck Thornton transferring from Duke to USC

    SI "USC has landed a commitment from Duke transfer guard Derryck Thornton, Scout.com reported Friday. Thornton, a former five-star prospect in the 2015 class, averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists in 26 minutes per game as a freshman at Duke. He opted to transfer earlier this spring, likely a..." June 17

  • Report: Thornton nearing transfer decision

    The Score "Duke transfer Derryck Thornton is expected to select his next team in the very near future, possibly within the next couple of days, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. Thornton paid visits to Kansas, USC, Washington, and Miami after leaving the Blue Devils, and is reportedly leaning toward choosing..." June 15

  • Shaq's son Shareef O'Neal has favorite colleges picked out

    Sporting News "Shaquille O'Neal's son will likely follow in his father's footsteps, but don't expect him to go to his alma mater, LSU. Shareef O'Neal, a four-star power forward in the 2018 recruiting class, told his father he was interested in Duke, Kentucky and Michigan State, Shaq said on his podcast..." June 02

  • Mike Krzyzewski upbeat on Blue Devils' prospects for 2016-17

    ESPN "Mike Krzyzewski isn't one for hyperbole, but even the Duke coach can't help but look at the roster he has for the 2016-17 season and be excited. "We have the right ingredients to be very good,'' he said in a phone interview with ESPN.com. "And that's what we're going to try and do -- be very..." May 24

  • Coach K wants Amile Jefferson to be Duke's Draymond Green

    College Spun "Between a top-ranked recruiting class and a few strong returning veterans, Duke’s 2016-17 team has the potential to be extremely special. Grayson Allen gets most of te headlines, as far as returning stars go, but Mike Krzyzewski is putting a lot focus on returning forward Amile Jefferson. " May 22

  • Duke trolls John Calipari after landing commitment from Marques Bolden

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke’s official Twitter account trolled John Calipari after the program landed a commitment from highly sought-after recruit, Marques Bolden. Bolden, a five-star center from Texas, on Thursday announced that he was choosing to attend Duke. He picked Duke most notably over Kentucky, which led..." May 19

  • Duke’s Rotation In 2016-17 Might Be The Most-Talented Rotation Coach K’s Ever Had

    College Spun "Mike Krzyzewski’s won five national championships at Duke. He’s had a bunch of first-round picks and top-five selections. Nearly every season, he has a rotation stock-piled in talent. His rotation for the 2016-17 season might be his most-talented ever. Duke finalized its 2016 recruiting..." May 19

  • Duke’s Marshall Plumlee Reportedly Putting Army Commitment On Hold To Pursue Basketball Career

    College Spun "We could have three Plumlee brothers in the NBA next season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, the youngest brother, Marshall, is putting his Army commitments on hold so he can pursue a professional basketball career. Marshall Plumlee, who played his final season at Duke this past season,..." May 12

  • Duke AD expects Krzyzewski to coach at least 5 more years

    The Score "Despite his second surgery in just over a month Monday, Mike Krzyzewski has no intention of stepping aside from the Duke program anytime soon. Following hernia surgery performed at Duke Hospital, the legendary coach made it clear to athletic director Kevin White he remains committed to the Blue..." May 11

  • Mike Krzyewski Has Successful Hernia Surgery

    Campus Sports "On Monday morning, Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent his second successful surgery of the offseason. After undergoing a knee replacement last month, Duke announced on Monday morning that Krzyzewski underwent successful hernia surgery earlier today. Krzyzewski’s recovery..." May 09

  • Just how good will Duke be, and when will the 40-0 chatter start?

    College Basketball Talk "Today, we’re talking Duke and the potential for a 40-0 season. There’s a strong argument to make that, in the years since Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski fully embraced the one-and-done era, his 2016-17 roster will be the strongest that he has coached. Stronger, I’d argue, than the 2015..." May 05

  • Grayson Allen out 4 weeks after hernia surgery

    The Score "Duke guard Grayson Allen underwent surgery to repair a hernia and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks, the team announced Friday. It's unknown when Allen sustained the injury, but it didn't stop him from enjoying a standout second year with Duke. The polarizing star guard averaged a..." April 22

  • Amile Jefferson officially eligible for 2016-17

    ACC Sports "The Atlantic Coast Conference has approved a medical hardship waiver for Duke senior Amile Jefferson, making him eligible to compete for the Blue Devils in 2016-17. Duke sought the waiver on Jefferson’s behalf after he missed all but nine games in 2015-16 due to a right foot fracture sustained..." April 22

  • Duke and Kentucky are fighting for 5-star center Marques Bolden. Who will he pick?

    SB Nation "Spring grassroots season is officially upon us, which means the college basketball coaches of America are already out on the road recruiting for the class of 2017. That does not mean the class of 2016 is entirely tied up. In Marques Bolden and Jarrett Allen, there are still two five-star big men..." April 21

  • Report: Duke Point Guard Transfer Derryck Thornton Met With Kansas Coach Bill Self Today

    College Spun "Derryck Thornton may be going from one blue blood program to another. The former five-star guard is transferring from Duke after an up-and-down freshman season, and according to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, spoke with Kansas’ Bill Self today." April 19

  • Duke's split with Derryck Thornton isn't pretty, but don't assume it's petty

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The web site for Vanguard Elite Sports identifies Mark Edwards as the founder and head of development for the organization, which is “committed to reforming the face of youth and adolescent basketball into a higher skill level.” Through his Twitter account, Mark Edwards identifies himself as..." April 12

  • Duke's Derryck Thornton to transfer

    The Score "The writing was on the wall for Derryck Thornton. With an impressive recruiting class on its way in, and fellow guards Matt Jones and Grayson Allen returning, the Duke freshman announced he's transferring out of the program. "I have loved my time at Duke, but I want to pursue the opportunity..." April 11

  • Vegas tabs Duke as early 2017 favorite

    The Score "The college basketball season may have only just ended, but it's already time to start looking ahead to next season. Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook released its latest odds for the 2017 season, and despite a loss to Oregon in the Sweet 16, Duke was installed as the 9-2 favorites to claim next..." April 06

  • Grayson Allen to Return to Duke for Junior Season

    GoDuke.com "Sophomore All-American Grayson Allen will return to Duke University for his junior season in 2016-17, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday. In 71 games in a Duke uniform, Allen has averaged 13.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 40.3 percent from outside the arc..." April 06

  • Duke’s Brandon Ingram declares for NBA Draft

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke freshman Brandon Ingram announced Monday on The Players’ Tribune website that he plans to declare for the NBA Draft. Ingram averaged 17.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 34.6 minutes per game this season. He was second-team All-ACC and the ACC Freshman of the Year. He scored 634..." April 04

  • Mike Krzyzewski has knee replacement surgery

    ESPN "Duke and United States Olympic coach Mike Krzyzewski underwent knee replacement surgery on Sunday morning and said he will be ready for the Rio Games starting Aug. 5. Krzyzewski told ESPN's Andy Katz that the surgery went well and he planned to start rehabilitation Sunday afternoon. "The..." April 03

  • Georgia Tech reaches out to Jeff Capel, Jay Larranaga

    ESPN "Georgia Tech has reached out to both Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel and Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, but remains in the initial stages to replace Brian Gregory, multiple sources told ESPN. Capel has yet to be interviewed by Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski, sources told..." March 29

  • Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski apologizes for scolding Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, says he ‘reacted incorrectly’

    New York Daily News "Mike Krzyzewski is a legendary coach, but a lousy liar. And now the winner of five national titles at Duke is offering up an apology. Coach K got caught up in a lie after Duke got bounced from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, claiming in his postgame press conference that he did not..." March 27

  • Oregon's Altman: 'I told (Brooks) to shoot it' at end of Duke game

    The Score "Oregon head coach Dana Altman says Dillon Brooks was just following orders when he took the 3-point shot that resulted in an apparent scolding from Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. "That was my fault," Altman said Friday on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd. "I told him to shoot it." The play in question..." March 26

  • Oregon knocks off defending champions Duke

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the ninth straight season, there will be no repeat NCAA champion. Oregon forward Dillon Brooks scored 22 points and forward Elgin Cook had 16 as the top-seeded Ducks eliminated defending NCAA champion Duke with an 82-68 decision Thursday in a West Region semifinal at..." March 25

  • Coach K denies telling Oregon's Dillon Brooks to stop showing off

    Syracuse.com "An incident with a player and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in a handshake line? This all sounds so familiar to Syracuse fans. Oregon's Dillon Brooks said that Coach K mentioned his showboating in the handshake line after he scored 22 points, adding six assists and five rebounds, in the Ducks'..." March 25

  • Christian Laettner says of attacks on Grayson Allen: 'Not nice ... and it’s a little unfair'

    USA Today "As Grayson Allen and the rest of the Duke basketball team prepare to play Oregon in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, Christian Laettner thinks he can be an example. Of what not to do. Laettner, the former Duke star, told USA TODAY Sports he cringed this year when TV cameras caught Allen tripping an..." March 23

  • Duke survives Yale again

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Duke already knew what Yale was capable of before Saturday's game. Earlier this season, the Bulldogs stormed into Cameron Indoor Stadium and put up a fight against the Blue Devils before coming up short. It was more of the same this time around. Yale fell..." March 19

  • Notre Dame rallies to stun No. 19 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- That felt just right for Notre Dame. Another sterling outcome in the ACC Tournament has become the Irish's specialty, this time using a big comeback and overtime to upend No. 19 Duke 84-79 in the quarterfinals Thursday afternoon at the Verizon Center. "It was fabulous to..." March 10

  • Freshmen help No. 19 Duke advance in ACC

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Duke's freshmen didn't flinch in their first postseason game. Instead, they flourished. Forward Brandon Ingram and guard Luke Kennard each scored 22 points as No. 19 Duke held off North Carolina State 92-89 in the second round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday afternoon..." March 09

  • No. 8 Tar Heels show late toughness in win over Blue Devils

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Questions about North Carolina's ability to close out key games were answered in the final minutes Saturday night against No. 17 Duke. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels made clutch plays and seemed particularly pleased about that after a 76-72 victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium...." March 05

  • No. 17 Duke pulls out win over Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke was determined to make sure a recent setback didn't fester. The No. 17 Blue Devils needed time to overcome visiting Wake Forest, 79-71, on Tuesday night. "It was great to come back out after that performance (two days earlier in a loss at Pittsburgh)," center..." March 01