Duke Rumors & News

  • 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

  • No. 12 Duke holds off Wake Forest behind Kennard's 23

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Even with six players scoring in double figures and breaking out from some recent low offensive numbers, it came down to defense for No. 12 Duke on Saturday. The Blue Devils thwarted three consecutive Wake Forest possessions in the final minute, pulling out a 99-94 victory..." February 18

  • No. 12 Duke defeats No. 14 Virginia to extend winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Up just four points with less than three minutes to play with the Virginia crowd pleading for a stop, the shot clock was ticking away as Duke guard Jayson Tatum handled the ball at the top of the arc. With no time to spare, the freshman flicked a nearly effortless 20-footer..." February 16

  • Kennard, No. 18 Duke fend off Clemson

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Not only did No. 18 Duke have to overcome Clemson on Saturday afternoon, but the Blue Devils had to deal with human nature as well. Two days after a showdown with its biggest rival, Duke didn't secure a 64-62 victory until Clemson's last possession went awry. The game..." February 11

  • No. 18 Duke outlasts No. 8 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- With the spotlight shining on him again because of good play, Duke guard Grayson Allen showed more signs of regaining a comfort level. He picked a big stage to do so. Allen scored 25 points and No. 18 Duke defeated No. 8 North Carolina 86-78 in a back-and-forth battle..." February 09

  • No. 21 Duke beats Pitt in Coach K's return

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski felt liking crying when Saturday afternoon's game began but he was all smiles afterward. Freshman guard Frank Jackson scored eight points in a late four-minute stretch and Grayson Allen had 21 points to ignite No. 21 Duke, which marked the return of..." February 04

  • Hard to believe, but Duke's Grayson Allen whistled for tripping again

    CBS Sports "In Duke's 72-64 victory vs. Pitt on Saturday, Blue Devils star Grayson Allen was once again at the center of controversy. Allen, who served a one-game suspension earlier this season for tripping an Elon player in mid-December, has been at the center of several controversial plays since..." February 04

  • Did Grayson Allen stomp on opponent's foot?

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grayson Allen is under a microscope, but that apparently isn't stopping the Duke guard from apparently suspicious behavior. In Monday night's game against Notre Dame, Allen appears to stomp on Temple Gibbs' foot. Gibbs falls to the floor on a play away from the ball." January 31

  • Allen propels No. 21 Duke past No. 20 Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Grayson Allen scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum added 19 as No. 21 Duke delivered another big Atlantic Coast Conference road win Monday, beating No. 20 Notre Dame 84-74. Luke Kennard and Matt Jones had 16 points apiece for the Blue Devils, who have won two straight --..." January 30

  • Kennard, No. 17 Duke rally past Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- With an unlikely chance to win based on how Saturday afternoon's game unfolded, Duke was going to get the ball to Luke Kennard on the final possession. It couldn't have worked out better for the No. 17 Blue Devils. Kennard's 3-point basket from the right wing..." January 28

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski bans players from locker room, report says

    Sporting News "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is not happy with how his team has been playing, so he resorted to an unusual tactic. According to a report from ESPN, Krzyzewski has decided to ban his players from the locker room. The team reportedly also is forbidden from wearing any Duke apparel or..." January 26

  • Ted Cruz acknowledges Grayson Allen look-alike in great tweet

    Larry Brown Sports "Senator Ted Cruz earned some major street cred among sports fans with a perfect tweet sent on Tuesday. Sports blog Deadspin asked on Twitter for people to send “proof” of Cruz playing basketball. The senator himself responded perfectly by sharing a photo of Duke’s Grayson Allen, showing that he..." January 25

  • Grayson Allen appears to shove NC State player while walking to Duke bench

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grayson Allen has once again found himself in a controversial exchange. As the Duke guard was walking to the Blue Devils' bench in the first half of Monday's game against NC State, Allen and NC State's Terry Henderson got tangled up, and Allen appeared to shove Henderson. It also looked like..." January 24

  • Duke’s Chase Jeter ruled out with herniated disc in back

    Fanrag Sports "Duke Blue Devils’ sophomore center Chase Jeter underwent a procedure on Monday to correct an issue with a herniated disc in his lower back. So far this season, Jeter has appeared in 16 games but sat out during the team’s win over Miami on Saturday due to the injury. Despite averaging just 14.9..." January 24

  • Smith lifts N.C. State to rare road win vs. No. 7 Duke

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Dennis Smith Jr. attended numerous games at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium during the recruiting process. He probably never witnessed the type of show he put on in the building Monday night for the visiting team. Smith, a freshman guard, scored a season-best 32 points..." January 23

  • No. 18 Duke comes alive in second half to rally past Miami

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- A new lineup for the second half gave No. 18 Duke new life. And quite a bit more by the time the Blue Devils were finished Saturday night. Using an adjustment in personnel to launch the second half, Duke stormed past Miami in a comeback from a double-digit deficit to..." January 21

  • Grayson Allen's NBA Draft stock likely won't be affected by on-court antics

    Sporting News "We’ve seen his legs and arms flail as he cheap-shots opponents. We’ve seen his coach fail in levying a one-game suspension and somehow labeling it “indefinite.” We’ve seen Duke’s Grayson Allen flip and flop and agonize and take a hit or two. We’ve heard interim coach Jeff Capel say that scrutiny..." January 18

  • Yes, Grayson Allen needs to rein it in, but we're the ones who've gone too far

    CBS Sports "Grayson Allen has kicked opponents, embarrassed Duke, supposedly shoved an opposing assistant coach, had an on-the-bench meltdown and devolved from star player to reviled villain. Got it. Now let's move on. In the crash and rush of today's social-media driven frenzy, it's too easy for..." January 17