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Vernon Carey Jr. Selected CBS Sports’ Top Freshman, Two Named All-American

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DURHAM, N.C. – CBS Sports announced its 2020 college basketball All-America Teams with Duke freshman Vernon Carey Jr., earning a spot on the Second Team and being named Freshman of the Year while sophomore Tre Jones earned Third Team status. Duke and Kansas were the only programs with multiple selections to the CBS Sports All-America Teams, as Carey and Jones joined …

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NCAA Cancels 2020 NCAA Tournament and Remaining Winter and Spring Championships

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“Today, NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors canceled the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, our ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting …

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Duke Athletics Suspends All Activities Indefinitely

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University has suspended all athletic competition for the foreseeable future, effective immediately, in response to COVID-19. The announcement was made Thursday by President Vincent E. Price, in conjunction with guidance from public health experts and Duke Athletics leadership. The suspension applies to all athletic competitions and practices for the health and safety of all who are essential to …

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ACC cancels the 2020 ACC Tournament

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Greensboro — A fluid situation at the 2020 ACC Tournament continues to spiral. The ACC has cancelled the 2020 ACC Tournament due to complications and concerns with COVID-19 (coronavirus). On Wednesday the league announced that fans would no longer be allowed into the arena; earlier in the morning on Thursday, ACC Commissioner John Swofford stated that the league would in fact continue play. Elsewhere around …

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Vernon Carey Jr. and Tre Jones Named to SI All-America Team

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sports Illustrated announced its 2020 college basketball All-America Team with Duke freshman Vernon Carey Jr., earning a spot on the Second Team and sophomore Tre Jones on the Third Team. Duke and Kansas were the only programs with multiple selections to the SI All-America Teams, as Carey and Jones joined KU’s Devon Dotson (First Team) and Udoka Azubuike (Second). Carey, who was …

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Vernon Carey Jr. Voted USBWA District Player of the Year

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DURHAM, N.C. – The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has voted Duke freshman Vernon Carey Jr., as the District III Player of the Year, becoming the third consecutive Blue Devil to claim the honor. Carey and sophomore teammate Tre Jones were named to the All-District Team, which is comprised of 10 Division I players in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Maryland. Carey, who was named …

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More Honors for Carey: Vernon Carey Jr. Grabs Fifth ACC Freshman of the Week Honor

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman Vernon Carey Jr., has been named ACC Freshman of the Week after averaging 21 points and 8.5 rebounds in helping lead the Blue Devils to rivalry wins over NC State and North Carolina in the final week of the regular season. Carey dropped 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds with two blocked shots in Monday’s victory over …

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Tre Jones Voted ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, Vernon Carey Jr. Voted ACC Rookie of the Year

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Congrats to Tre Jones for being named 2020 ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Jones received 34 first-place votes for ACC Player of the Year, twice as many as any other player. He is averaging 16.2 points and 6.4 assists per game this season for the Blue Devils. A finalist for the Bob Cousy Point …