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  • Wendell Carter: Duke players ‘weren’t able to show all their strengths’

    College Basketball Talk "Wendell Carter had some interesting comments after a recent workout in Chicago, telling reporters that his situation at Duke limited the array of skills that he was able to showcase to NBA teams. “I think even my teammates, all my teammates, weren’t able to show all their..." June 06

  • Duke favored to win basketball title next season

    Sportsnaut "After signing the three highest-rated recruits out of high school, the Duke Blue Devils are the favorites to win the national championship in men’s collegiate basketball in 2019. June 01

  • R.J. Barrett to headline Duke summer tour of Canada

    The Score "The Duke Blue Devils officially announced details for their week's trip to Canada this August, and freshman superstar R.J. Barrett will be among the participating players. After an initial report from Ryerson broadcaster Jordan Henry, Duke confirmed..." May 29

  • Mike Krzyzewski's total compensation from Duke in 2016 was just over $7 million

    USA Today "Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski was credited with just over $7 million in total compensation for the 2016 calendar year, according to the university’s new federal tax return. The amount includes more than $1.2 million that had been reported as deferred pay on..." May 16

  • Ex-Duke star's mom blasts college basketball system, compares it to slavery and prison

    Raleigh News & Observer "The NCAA college basketball system is comparable to slavery and prison in its exploitation of labor, the mother of former Duke standout Wendell Carter Jr. told a panel dedicated to improving college athletics Monday. "The problem that I see is not with the student-athlete, it’s not with the..." May 07

  • Class of 2019 recruit Joey Baker tweets he'll head to Duke a year early

    Raleigh News & Observer "Joey Baker of Fayetteville, who had committed to play basketball at Duke in 2019, is reclassifying to the Class of 2018, he tweeted on Wednesday. The 6-7 Baker, a power forward who played at Trinity Christian School last season and with Team Felton in AAU summer leagues, is a five-star recruit..." May 02

  • Wendell Carter Jr. Undecided About Declaring For NBA

    Real GM Basketball "Wendell Carter Jr. remains undecided about whether to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft. Carter's parents have opposing views on what he should decide. "I told him I wanted him to come back," Carter's mom Kylia Carter told The Undefeated. "His jaw dropped. It has nothing to do with basketball...." April 11

  • Way too early odds and picks to win the 2019 college hoops national championship

    Covers.com "March Madness is over and the Villanova Wildcats are the new reigning college basketball national champions. We’re seven, long months away from the start of a new season, but that doesn’t mean the betting windows are closed. Thankfully, sportsbooks have already posted their odds to win the 2019..." April 03

  • Duke recruit hurts thumb in McDonald’s game, to see specialist

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Zion Williams, Duke's acrobatic five-star recruit, will see a specialist about a the right-thumb injury he suffered in Wednesday night's McDonald's All American Game in Atlanta, his family said. The No. 3 recruit in the class of 2018 injured the thumb in the second half when he fell on a drive..." March 29

  • Family of Duke's Marvin Bagley III received benefits from sneaker company, according to report

    Raleigh News & Observer "A recent story in The (Portland) Oregonian about footwear companies' connections with grassroots basketball programs includes details about the family of Duke freshman forward Marvin Bagley III and its relationship with Nike. According to the story, Bagley's father was given a head coaching job..." March 28

  • Pittsburgh hiring Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel

    ESPN "Pittsburgh is expected to hire Duke assistant Jeff Capel as its next head coach, sources told ESPN. Capel, 43, has worked under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke for the past seven seasons, establishing himself as one of the best recruiters in college basketball. The Blue Devils have landed the No. 1..." March 27

  • Duke player’s mother involved in incident with Rhode Island fan during game

    Sportsnaut "The Duke Blue Devils are imposing their will against a lesser Rhode Island team in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Duke opened up an early double-digit lead and seems to be coasting along. Though, there appears to be an unfortunate backdrop to all of this. According to various..." March 17

  • Grayson Allen gets flagrant foul 1 for hip checking Tar Heels' Garrison Brooks

    ESPN "Duke senior Grayson Allen received a flagrant foul 1 in the first half on Friday night after hip checking North Carolina's Garrison Brooks on a fast-break attempt. With less than one minute remaining in the first half of the ACC men's basketball semifinal, Allen missed a jumper and then..." March 10

  • Bagley III becomes 2nd freshman to be named ACC Player of the Year

    WRAL Sports "Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III swept the ACC's Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, the conference announced Sunday. Bagley leads the conference in scoring and rebounding after the regular season and received 37 of the 57 votes for Player of the Year and Boston College star Jerome..." March 04

  • Mike Krzyzewski's $8.98M tops list of highest-paid coaches in college hoops

    The Score "With five national titles to his name, there's little debate that Mike Krzyzewski is one of the best coaches of all time, and Duke is certainly paying the 71-year-old as such. According to USA Today's annual list of coaches salaries in college basketball, Krzyzewski's $8.9 million total..." March 01

  • Grayson Allen accused of trying to kick and trip Virginia Tech players

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Duke's Grayson Allen is being accused of trying to kick and trip Virginia Tech players during the Hokies' 64-63 upset win over the fifth-ranked Blue Devils on Monday. But did he? It seems like a bunch of guys just scrambling for a loose ball, but the internet isn't ready to let Allen off the..." February 27

  • Duke's star freshman Marvin Bagley set to return Saturday against Syracuse

    CBS Sports "Duke freshman Marvin Bagley, the ACC leader in scoring and rebounding, is set to return to action on Saturday as the Blue Devils play host to Syracuse. Bagley has missed the last four games with a mild right knee sprain suffered during Duke's loss to cross-state rival North Carolina. During..." February 24

  • Marvin Bagley III proving he can play in modern era

    Fanrag Sports "Marvin Bagley III looks the part of an NBA superstar in the making. The Duke big man won’t turn 19 until March Madness begins, but his physical attributes look far beyond his age. He stands roughly 6-foot-11. Back in late 2014, Bagley — at the age of 15 — stood 6-foot-9.5 and had a 7-foot..." February 21

  • Duke's Marvin Bagley to miss third consecutive game Sunday with knee sprain

    CBS Sports "Duke freshman phenom Marvin Bagley III is set to miss his third consecutive game on Sunday vs. No. 11 Clemson after being ruled out with a lingering knee injury. The program announced that Bagley, the Blue Devils' leader in scoring and rebounding this season, is recovering from a mild right..." February 18

  • Marvin Bagley Will Miss Tonight's Game With Knee Injury

    247 Sports "Duke has announced that freshman forward Marvin Bagley III will miss tonight’s game at Georgia Tech as a precautionary measure with a mild right knee sprain. Bagley, who is leading the ACC in both scoring (21.2) and rebounding (11.4), sustained the injury in the first half of Thursday’s game..." February 11

  • Grayson Allen isn't kicking or screaming now -- he's just the solid senior Duke needs

    CBS Sports "Where have you gone, Grayson Allen? A nation is not turning its hateful eyes to you. Consider me surprised, and I suspect you feel the same. If you'd told me back in October that Duke would win 18 of its first 20 games, as it has, and would be subject of continual national debate over its..." January 24

  • Coach Cal takes another shot at Duke, Coach K

    College Basketball Talk "Duke and Kentucky have been at the forefront on the recruiting world for some time now, and as of late, it has been Duke that has been winning those wars. In the Class of 2018, Duke has beaten Kentucky on Cameron Reddish, R.J. Barrett and, on Saturday, Zion Williamson. Kentucky landed Kevin..." January 22

  • Zion Williamson, top basketball player, commits to Duke

    WRAL Sports "Zion Williamson, one of the top high school basketball players in the nation, announced his commitment to Duke during a press conference at his school on Saturday night. A 6-foot-6 internet sensation from Spartanburg, S.C., Williamson narrowed his list of schools to five – Clemson, Kentucky,..." January 20

  • Why 5-star Zion Williamson would fit better at Clemson than Kansas, Duke or Kentucky

    CBS Sports "The nation's top uncommitted prospect, Zion Williamson, will end his long and winding recruitment process on Saturday. The five-star forward from Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina, ranked as the No. 3 overall player in the Class of 2018, will pick his college destination between Clemson,..." January 18

  • Why Grayson Allen is Duke's unsung hero this year

    USA Today "The 2016-17 version of Grayson Allen could've used some advice in maturity from the 2017-18 version of Grayson Allen. In the midst of a horrid shooting slump in his senior season — Allen is 7-for-35 from three-point land in Duke's first five ACC games — the senior captain is finding ways to..." January 13

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski to miss Wake Forest game with virus

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Duke will be without the most important member of its team when it hosts Wake Forest at noon ET today. Super freshmen Marvin Bagley, Wendell Carter, Gary Trent and Trevon Duval as well as grizzled veteran senior Grayson Allen will all suit up. However, longtime coach Mike Krzyzewski won't be..." January 13

  • Freshman Jordan Tucker transferring from Duke

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke freshman Jordan Tucker is transferring, the school announced Sunday evening. Tucker, a 6-7, 212-pound small forward, was a top-100 recruit coming out of Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler High School. He was ranked as high as No. 40, according to ESPN’s recruiting rankings. But he didn’t get much..." December 31

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