Atlantic Coast RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mike Krzyzewski credited with $13.7M in compensation for 2020 calendar year

    USA Today "Mike Krzyzewski was credited with nearly $13.7 million in total compensation for 2020, his penultimate full calendar year as Duke’s men’s basketball coach, the university’s new federal tax returns show. The document — provided by the school in response to..." May 17

  • Notre Dame Mike Brey has suggestion to critics of change due to NIL and transfer portal: 'shut up and adjust'

    CBS Sports "At 63 and with nearly three decades of head coaching experience, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey fits the mold of a coach who might be fatigued by the avalanche of changes cascading over college basketball. But instead of whining, Brey sent a sharp rebuke on Tuesday to his colleagues who..." May 10

  • UNC's Armando Bacot to Have Role on Season 3 of Netflix's 'Outer Banks'

    Bleacher Report "UNC forward/center Armando Bacot will appear in the third season of the Netflix series Outer Banks, per Ross Martin of Inside Carolina. Bacot shared images on a recent Instagram story. Bacot broke out in his third season at UNC with 16.3 points and 13.1..." May 04

  • Virginia Tech lands Wright State forward transfer Grant Basile

    247 Sports "Virginia Tech just received a massive boost to their hopes for next season when Wright State transfer forward Grant Basile committed to the Hokies. Basile attended Wright State for four seasons but was injured early in his freshman season so he should have two years of eligibility..." May 04

  • The top transfer portal commits and their fits: How Nijel Pack helps Miami

    The Athletic "The next stage of college basketball free agency has begun with players picking their final (err, next) destinations. We’ve already ranked the best players available, and now we’re ranking the best fits for the players who have announced their plans. Keep coming back..." May 01

  • Kentucky assistant Jai Lucas leaving to join Duke's staff under Jon Scheyer

    247 Sports "For a few weeks now, the college basketball community has been wondering who new Duke head coach Jon Scheyer would choose to fill the last vacant seat on his bench. A source tells 247Sports that Kentucky's Jai Lucas is the hire and will be joining the Blue Devils as an..." April 29

  • Agent: Miami's Isaiah Wong will transfer unless NIL compensation increases

    The Athletic "Miami guard Isaiah Wong will enter the transfer portal Friday without greater compensation from his name, image and likeness deal, his agent Adam Papas told ESPN. "If Isaiah and his family don't feel that the NIL number meets their expectations they will be entering the..." April 29

  • North Carolina lands the commitment of 2023 prospect GG Jackson

    247 Sports "GG Jackson, an elite prospect in the 2023 class who is in strong consideration as the No. 1 player in the class, has committed to the North Carolina Tar Heels, he tells 247Sports. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound power forward out of Columbia (S.C.) Ridge View committed to the Tar Heels..." April 27

  • Keve Aluma officially enters the 2022 NBA Draft, forgoes college eligibility

    247 Sports "Virginia Tech's star forward Keve Aluma took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to announce he is officially entering the 2022 NBA Draft and hiring an agent so he will be forgoing his remaining college eligibility. Aluma had one year of eligibility remaining after Covid granted everyone an..." April 26

  • AJ Griffin, Yannick Nzosa Enter 2022 NBA Draft

    Hoops Rumors "Duke forward AJ Griffin officially announced on Sunday that he’ll be entering the 2022 NBA draft. Based on the wording of the announcement from the school, it sounds as if Griffin will forgo his remaining college eligibility and go pro. Griffin’s decision comes..." April 25

  • Jeremy Roach to Return to Duke for Junior Season

    Bleacher Report "Blue Devils guard Jeremy Roach will forgo the 2022 NBA draft and return to Duke for the 2022-23 season, he announced Friday on Instagram.  There was speculation that Roach would declare for the draft, but now he'll try to lead the Blue Devils to an NCAA title in his..." April 23

  • Trevor Keels Declares for 2022 NBA Draft After 1 Season at Duke; Averaged 11.5 PPG

    The Athletic "Duke guard Trevor Keels is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced Saturday. The freshman is The Athletic's No. 24 overall prospect in the class, projected to be selected by the Indiana Pacers with the No. 31 pick in Sam Vecenie's latest mock draft. Keels has until June..." April 23

  • Duke men's basketball's Wendell Moore Jr. declares for 2022 NBA Draft

    The Chronicle "Another one says goodbye to Durham and sets his sights toward playing professionally as Duke captain Wendell Moore Jr. declares for the NBA Draft. Moore, one of the keys to the Blue Devils’ strong season and Final Four run, announced Thursday via Instagram that he will take his..." April 22

  • Paolo Banchero declares for 2022 NBA Draft

    The Athletic "Duke star freshman Paolo Banchero is declaring for the 2022 NBA Draft, he announced Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 forward ranks as The Athletic’s No. 4 overall player in the class, projected to be selected at No. 3 overall by the Detroit Pistons in Sam Vecenie's latest mock..." April 20

  • Duke guard Michael Savarino, grandson of Mike Krzyzewski, enters transfer portal

    The Athletic "Coach K's grandson is leaving Duke, too. Michael Savarino, a former walk-on who was on scholarship for Mike Krzyzewski's final season in 2021-22, has entered the transfer portal, The Athletic confirmed on Tuesday. A 6-foot guard, Savarino spent three seasons in the Blue..." April 19

  • What we’re hearing about Duke in Jon Scheyer’s first offseason as head coach

    The Athletic " And now, we have our bow. With Duke holding its end-of-season banquet last week, and presenting the two banners that Mike Krzyzewski’s final team earned this season — one for the ACC regular-season title, one for the Final Four — it’s officially time to..." April 19

  • Duke Team Gifts Mike Krzyzewski New Puppy At Ceremony, Adorable Video

    TMZ "Mike Krzyzewski may not be coaching the Duke hoops team anymore ... but the team is making sure he keeps at it -- with this new puppy! The adorable moment happened during the Blue Devils' annual banquet and award ceremony at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Thursday to celebrate..." April 15

  • UNC Basketball: Armando Bacot will return for the 2022-23 season

    Tar Heel Blog "Today we received the good news that everyone has been waiting for: junior big man Armando Bacot has announced that he is returning to UNC for his senior season. The first-team All-ACC big man is coming off of not only his personal best season, but one of the best seasons any UNC big man has..." April 13

  • Kentucky’s John Calipari is like family to No. 1 recruit DJ Wagner — but so is Louisville’s Kenny Payne.

    The Athletic "It feels like we’ve seen this movie before. And so many sequels lately. Since 2015, if you’re a Kentucky fan beginning to get excited about the prospect of signing the No. 1-ranked high school recruit, brace yourself for an epic letdown. There was Skal Labissiere, who at least..." April 13

  • Duke coach Jon Scheyer promotes Amile Jefferson to assistant, replacing Nolan Smith

    The Athletic "Duke coach Jon Scheyer has made his first assistant hire since taking over for head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Former Blue Devil and national champion Amile Jefferson is being promoted after just one year as director of player development role to assistant coach, the team announced on..." April 12

  • NC State freshman Terquavion Smith to test NBA pre-draft process

    USA Today "N.C. State freshman Terquavion Smith on Tuesday told Jonathan Givony of ESPN that he will declare for the 2022 NBA draft while maintaining his collegiate eligibility. Smith was named to the ACC All-Rookie team after averaging 16.3 points, 4.1..." April 12

  • 5-Star SF Mackenzie Mgbako Commits to Duke over Kentucky, Memphis

    Bleacher Report "Any time a college program can land a player who has drawn comparisons to Jayson Tatum, it is a good day on the recruiting trail. That is exactly what happened to the Duke Blue Devils on Friday when Mackenzie Mgbako joined their 2023 recruiting class. He is the second five-star..." April 09

  • Duke lands fourth 2023 commit in 5-star Australian point guard Tyrese Proctor

    The Athletic "Five-star Australian point guard Tyrese Proctor has committed to Duke's 2023 class, he announced on Thursday. He chose the Blue Devils over offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Proctor, who stands at 6-foot-4 and 170 pounds, comes from NBA Global..." April 07

  • Anthony Polite declares for NBA Draft

    Tomahawk Nation "Per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Florida State Seminoles basketball guard Anthony Polite will forgo his final year of eligibility in Tallahassee and enter the NBA Draft. Polite, a redshirt senior who had an extra year of eligibility due to the pandemic, averaged..." April 07

  • 'No loose floorboards' on Final Four court where UNC's Armando Bacot was injured, says manufacturer

    ABC News "The manufacturer of the court at the men's college basketball Final Four told ESPN on Tuesday that the spot on the floor where North Carolina star Armando Bacot injured himself during Monday night's championship game didn't have any structural..." April 06

  • Kenny Smith 'Super Proud' of UNC Coach Hubert Davis, Most Improved Team!

    TMZ "Hubert Davis is getting Kenny Smith's stamp of approval after his first year at North Carolina -- the former Tar Heels star tells TMZ Sports he's "super proud" of his team's new coach. Davis and the 8-seed Tar Heels were 20 minutes away from..." April 06

  • Elon head coach Mike Schrage resigns to join Duke staff

    Sportsnaut "Elon head coach Mike Schrage stepped down Tuesday and will join Jon Scheyer’s staff at Duke, Stadium reported. Elon announced that Schrage had submitted his resignation. “I would like to thank Mike for his three years leading our program,” director of..." April 05

  • Jay Williams Suggests Mike Krzyzewski Could Return to Duke, Delay Retirement

    Bleacher Report "Mike Krzyzewski's final season at Duke ended on two painful notes, with bitter rivals North Carolina beating him in both his final home game and in the Final Four. But ESPN's Jay Williams said Tuesday (4:30 mark) that he believes Coach K could return to Duke for an entirely..." April 05

  • Kansas survives North Carolina in wild NCAA Tournament title game, wins national championship

    USA Today "Trailing by 15 at halftime, Kansas stormed back to escape North Carolina 72-69 in a thrilling game of momentum swings to win the national championship game Monday before 69,423 at the Superdome.  The Jayhawks won their fourth national championship and second under coach Bill..." April 05

  • Syracuse forward Cole Swider will declare for 2022 NBA Draft

    Providence Journal "Cole Swider’s college basketball career is over.  The fourth-year Syracuse forward and Portsmouth native has entered the NBA Draft and plans to sign with an agent. That will scuttle what could have been a fifth season of eligibility in 2022-23 thanks to a blanket COVID-19..." April 04

  • UNC tops Duke in all-time classic to head to national championship

    The Score "The legendary career of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has come to an end at the hands of bitter rival North Carolina. The eighth-ranked Tar Heels downed the Blue Devils 81-77 in an epic thriller on Saturday to book a trip to the national title game against Kansas. The..." April 03

  • Mike Krzyzewski’s final message to Hubert Davis after epic game revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "North Carolina knocked off Duke on Saturday to end Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke coaching career. Coach K didn’t even seem to be too bitter about it. The Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils 81-77 in their Final Four matchup at the Superdome in New Orleans to advance to the..." April 03

  • Did Duke fall victim to infamous ‘Drake Curse’?

    Yardbarker "Duke’s NCAA Tournament run is officially over, and it turns out that they may have been the latest victims of one of sports’ most notorious curses. Rapper Drake posted to his Instagram Story on Saturday that he had bet $100,000 in Canadian dollars (roughly $80,000 U.S...." April 03

  • Vince Carter, Danny Green, NBA stars react to UNC ending Duke’s season

    Clutch Points "The North Carolina Tar Heels handed Mike Krzyzewski a disappointing end to his time with Duke, as UNC took down the Blue Devils in their Final Four showdown on Saturday. Of course it sparked plenty of reactions from the NBA world, with former Tar Heels like Vince Carter and Danny..." April 03

  • Thousands of North Carolina Fans Flood Chapel Hill Streets After Win

    TMZ "It was bedlam on the streets of Chapel Hill Saturday night, after the Tar Heels snagged a spot in the NCAA men's basketball National Championship game. 10 people, and maybe more, were hurt after the game ... 4 were injured badly enough to require hospitalization. Chapel..." April 03

  • Mike Krzyzewski had nice message for Armando Bacot after game

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike Krzyzewski managed to share a nice message to Armando Bacot despite Duke’s disappointing ending on Saturday. Bacot got injured with just over five minutes left in the close Final Four game between North Carolina and Duke. Bacot is UNC’s leading scorer (16.3 points per..." April 03

  • UNC's Armando Bacot Says He Will Play in NCAA Championship Game Despite Ankle Injury

    Bleacher Report "North Carolina big man Armando Bacot limped off the court with an ankle injury for a stretch during the second half of Saturday's win over Duke, but he plans on playing in Monday's national title game against Kansas. "My status right now is that I'm playing,"..." April 03

  • Chris Duhon Says Duke Vs. UNC Could Be 'Most-Watched Event In Sports History'

    TMZ "Got plans tonight that don't involve Duke vs. UNC? Chris Duhon clearly thinks you're going to regret that -- telling TMZ Sports the Final Four game could be one of the biggest contests in sports history. The Blue Devils are slated to play the Tar Heels in..." April 02

  • Duke's Mike Krzyzewski shares his frustration with the NCAA, its uncertain future

    The Athletic "As he stood up from his pre-Final Four news conference, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski leaned into the microphone and gave a derisive snort. "Good luck with the next one,'' he said, referring to the next news conference — with NCAA president Mark..." April 01

  • Ranking the 10 Greatest Duke-UNC Moments/Games of Mike Krzyzewski's Career

    Bleacher Report "One way or the other, the illustrious career of Duke's men's college basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski will be coming to an end this weekend in New Orleans. (Unless he pulls a Tom Brady and unretires in a month.) (I'm..." April 01

  • Eric Church Cancels Big Concert So He Can Watch UNC Vs. Duke, Fans Pissed

    TMZ "Eric Church has cancelled a huge concert this weekend so he can watch his beloved UNC basketball team play Duke in the Final Four ... and the country music superstar's fanbase is not happy with his decision. Church announced the cancellation in a message to his supporters..." March 30

  • Wake Forest's Jake LaRavia Enters Draft Process

    Blogger So Dear "Junior forward Jake LaRavia has announced that he will also be declaring for the NBA Draft, joining fellow Deac Isaiah Mucius. Like Mucius, LaRavia is maintaining his eligibility to return to the college ranks if he so chooses. In his lone season as a Demon Deacon, the Indiana..." March 30

  • Georgia Tech Guard Michael Devoe Declares for 2022 NBA Draft

    SI "Georgia Tech Basketball is going to have to replace its leading scorer before the 2022-2023 season. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, Yellow Jackets guard Michael Devoe is going to be leaving school to declare for the NBA Draft.  While Georgia Tech had a disappointing..." March 29

  • Paolo Banchero has great answer for Tracy Wolfson in interview

    Larry Brown Sports "Duke star Paolo Banchero had a great answer for Tracy Wolfson after the Blue Devils beat Arkansas in the finals of the West Region of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night in San Francisco, Calif. Duke beat Arkansas 78-69 to win the region and advance to the Final Four. They await the..." March 27

  • 'We want to hang another banner': Duke looks primed for national title

    USA Today "Duke had secured a trip to the Final Four with a 78-69 victory Saturday night when the chant commenced. “We want six! We want six! We want six!’’ It was the Blue Devils’ fans, and here’s what they want: A sixth national championship for..." March 27

  • The ACC strikes back: Duke, UNC, Miami have a point to prove in the Elite Eight

    The Athletic "As Jim Phillips glad-handed his way toward a United Center tunnel and a shortcut to a jubilant Miami locker room late Friday night, a young man wearing a green-and-white striped rugby shirt and a perma-smile caught his attention. Phillips probably didn’t know who the kid was. But the..." March 26

  • After losing to UNC, Mike Krzyzewski changed how he was coaching and it has Duke still alive in the NCAA Tournament

    CBS Sports "On Saturday in a gleaming palace built for basketball that they call the Chase Center, Mike Krzyzewski will coach in his 1,437th college game. What awaits? Glory or defeat?  No. 2 seed Duke is a win away from making the Final Four and sending Krzyzewski there for the..." March 26

  • Mike Krzyzewski Can't Really Go Quietly into the Night, Right?

    The Big Lead "Coach K put on the hot dog suit earlier this week when he looked around and noticed that his Duke Blue Devils were under a lot of pressure to send him out a winner in his finale season. After trouncing Cal State Fullerton and surviving a very game Michigan State team in Greenville,..." March 24