HB Day in the World of Recruiting

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Friday the 13th,  6 teams courting a 17 year old basketball A-lister wait and watch and refresh their browser windows. Today, live from Ames, Iowa. Harrison Barnes decides which institution he will attend. Choosing between UNC, Duke, Kansas, Iowa State, Oklahoma and UCLA, Barnes really can’t go wrong. The chatter is that UNC and Duke are in the lead but … Read More

Mason Plumlee Breaks Wrist.

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Freshman forward Mason Plumlee is out 4-6 weeks with a broken wrist. http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=204832280 Looking at the schedule, it’s hard to imagine Plumlee returning before the start of ACC play.

Duke defeats Findlay 84-48 in final preseason matchup

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Despite a very sloppy and undisciplined effort the Devils were able to put up a decent second half against Findlay after being only up 36-23 at halftime. Let’s preface this by giving some proper perspective on the opponent. Findlay was undefeated last year and were the DII champs, that’s not a bad pedigree to bring into Cameron, however the Devils … Read More

Duke Takes Down Pfeiffer

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As expected there was no drama in this one, the only troubling stat was 15 second half turnovers,  this had a pretty dramatic impact on the score, as Pfeiffer scored 50 second half points. So while the score indicates a dismantling there are always little battles behind the numbers. Clearly there is work to be done. I’m sure Coack will … Read More

Duke Matters Again?

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Some of us think that the relevance of the Blue Devils has not waned even if the results of the last 5 seasons haven’t been exactly what everyone in Durham wanted.  The recruiting game is not as cut and dry as it used to be.  I think Coach K should be praised for not sacrificing his program to bring in … Read More

Some Pertinent links Regarding Kyrie Irving in Blue

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Some links… Our assessment of things will be up a little later on tonight. http://www.fanfeedr.com/ncaa-basketball/2009/10/22/kyrie-irvings-commitment-ends-dukes-recruiting-woes http://sports.chronicleblogs.com/2009/10/22/irving-follows-footsteps-of-new-jersey-point-guards-to-duke/ http://www.fanfeedr.com/nba/2009/10/22/duke-lands-another-superstar#