Duke Rumors & News

  • Now Kobe Bryant says he'd have picked Duke, not UNC, if he went to college

    CBS Sports "One of the most fun hypothetical games you can play as a fan of your favorite team is the "what if?" game. For example, what if Kevin Durant had stayed local and played for Maryland instead of opting to go cross country to play for Rick Barnes at Texas? What if Lonzo Ball picked Southern..." November 20

  • Duke's Marvin Bagley III misses most of game versus MSU after eye injury

    ESPN "Duke's highly touted freshman forward Marvin Bagley III left Tuesday night's 88-81 win against Michigan State midway through the first half and did not return after being poked in the right eye by teammate Javin DeLaurier. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Bagley had a "scratched eye" and the..." November 15

  • 5-Star SF Prospect RJ Barrett Commits to Duke over Kentucky, Oregon

    Bleacher Report "The Duke Blue Devils added a major piece to their 2018 recruiting class Friday in the form of small forward RJ Barrett. According to ESPN Stats & Info, Barrett's commitment represents the continution of a recruiting hot streak for the Blue Devils. Barrett, who checks in at 6'6" and 180..." November 10

  • Duke's Mike Krzyzewski calls for major overhaul to fix college basketball

    CBS Sports "The FBI investigation that unearthed the dark underbelly of college basketball in September has led many to call for sweeping changes within the sport. It opened up a new forum of discussion about how to prevent corruption that wasn't previously on the table and spurred many, including Duke coach..." November 04

  • Duke's Trevon Duval suspended for exhibition finale

    Fanrag Sports "The Duke Blue Devils will play its exhibition finale against Bowie State without one of their top incoming freshman. Point guard Trevon Duval has been ruled out due a “violation of team standards,” the program announced in a statement. Duval is one piece of Duke’s decorated 2017 class. The..." November 03

  • Duke's Marvin Bagley III swears LaMelo Ball is going to be scary in five years

    CBS Sports "The former top-rated recruit in the Class of 2017, Marvin Bagley, had a wealth of experience battling against some of the top prep prospects in the country on the AAU circuit and in high school before signing with Duke, including the always-polarizing LaMelo Ball. Ball, who has committed to..." November 03

  • AP Poll ranks Duke No 1 for 2nd straight year

    Fanrag Sports "The Duke Blue Devils are ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll for the second straight season and the ninth time overall, which ties rival North Carolina for the most all-time in the NCAA. On Wednesday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils received 33 of 65..." November 01

  • Five-star forward Joey Baker commits to Duke

    Scout "Four-star forward Joey Baker just verbally committed to Duke, he tells Scout. "I'm trembling," Baker said moments after his pledge. "It's cool." "I just feel like I fit there on the court and off the court," Baker said. "They are a family and I feel like I fit in there. I talked to the..." October 30

  • Nation’s No. 1 Recruit R.J. Barrett Sets Decision Date

    The Spun "R.J. Barrett, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, is just over a month away from picking between his three finalist schools. On Sunday, Barrett confirmed his top three of Duke, Kentucky, and Oregon. He will be deciding between those three schools on November 10. However, he does not have..." October 06

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski takes aim at NCAA college basketball problems

    USA Today "Responding to questions about the scandal that rocked college basketball and cost Rick Pitino his job at Louisville, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski took aim at a business model he feels lacks necessary leadership and is not equipped to handle the recruiting landscape. “We don’t have a good model, a..." October 04

  • Duke captain Grayson Allen: 'I'm still growing and maturing'

    ESPN "Duke senior Grayson Allen says he is healthy -- both physically and emotionally. Allen, who last season dealt with numerous injuries and a third tripping incident, is optimistic he will be able to control his emotions this season. However, he also understands previous transgressions may forever..." October 03

  • Marvin Bagley officially cleared to play immediately at Duke

    Larry Brown Sports "Marvin Bagley III committed to Duke as a class of 2017 recruit last month, but he still needed approval from the NCAA to be able to play immediately. The 18-year-old received it on Friday. Duke basketball announced on Twitter that its top recruit has been given the green light. Bagley..." September 08

  • Cam Reddish, top-five player in the class of 2018, commits to Duke

    CBS Sports "Reddish will wear blue. Duke was long considered an overwhelming favorite to land five-star small forward Cam Reddish. On Friday night, it became official. Reddish verbally committed to the Blue Devils via Twitter, in partnership with The Players Tribune. The dynamic wing, who is projected..." September 02

  • 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

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