Bolden, DeLaurier to Enter NBA Draft Process

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Per Duke Sports Information DURHAM, N.C. – Rising Duke men’s basketball seniors Javin DeLaurier and Marques Bolden have announced their intentions to enter the NBA Draft process. Both submitted their draft paperwork ahead of the April 21 deadline. They will gather feedback from NBA personnel over the coming weeks, but will maintain their collegiate eligibility, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Blue Devils. … Read More

Matthew Hurt Chooses Blue Devils

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Duke staff have landed their 4th commitment of the 2019 class in stretch four, top ten Matthew Hurt. Hurt is ranked 10 by ESPN and 9th by 247 sports. Hailing from Rochester, MN – Hurt is the prototypical stretch 4 with both an inside and outside game. Hurt provides an element of outside shooting that … Read More

R.J. Barrett Makes it Official and Enters the NBA Draft #maplemamba

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R.J. makes it official, good luck!! Barrett averaged 22.6 points per game, to go along with 4.3 assists and 7.6 rebounds. He leaves Durham as the ACC’s all-time leading freshman scorer. I want to thank God, my family, my coaches and everyone that has helped me reach this decision 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/z3GwdcV2ht — Rj Barrett (@RjBarrett6) April 10, 2019 PER DUKE … Read More

Tre Jones Opts-In for Sophomore Season

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Arguably the most important recruit for Duke Basketball headed into next season will be a Blue Devils in the 2019-2020 season. No, it’s not an incoming freshman but a sophomore by the name of Tre Jones. Jones, despite being the younger brother of a former Duke great and current NBA player, has made his own name in Duke lore as … Read More

Zion Williamson Wins Citizen Naismith Trophy

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Duke freshman Zion Williamson was named the 2019 winner of the Citizen Naismith Trophy that was handed out Sunday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the men’s college basketball most outstanding player. Williamson becomes just the third to win the award as a freshman, joining Kentucky’s Anthony Davis (2012) and Texas’ Kevin Durant (2007). The Spartanburg, S.C., native edged out … Read More

Duke’s Zion Williamson wins AP Men’s College Player of the Year

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Per the AP: MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season. The soaring dunks. The open-court moves more nimble than his 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame should allow. Even the freak occurrence of one of his feet tearing through its shoe in a fall to the court. Handling … Read More

Zion Williamson Named NABC Player, Freshman of the Year

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Duke’s Zion Williamson has captured a pair of national awards from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as the NABC Division I Player of the Year and the NABC Freshman of the Year. Williamson will receive his awards on Sunday, April 7, at the NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show in Minneapolis at 7:30 p.m. ET live … Read More

R.J. Barrett & Zion Williamson Make History as Consensus All-Americans

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DURHAM, N.C. — With Tuesday’s announcement of the 2018-19 Associated Press All-America Team, Duke freshmen RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson have earned consensus first-team All-America honors for the 2018-19 season. The Blue Devil freshmen were tapped to the AP First Team, along with Tennessee’s Grant Williams, Michigan State’s Cassius Winston and Murray State’s Ja Morant. It marks just the 16th time in NCAA history that … Read More

Shane Battier Named to College Basketball Hall of Fame

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Six decorated former players, including Duke great Shane Battier, and three influential former head coaches have been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The honorees will officially be enshrined on Nov. 24 in Kansas City at the 2019 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Celebration presented by Nike. Battier … Read More