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Tre Jones Named Finalist for Naismith Defensive Player of the Year

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ATLANTA, Ga. – Duke sophomore guard Tre Jones has been named one of four finalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award, presented annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The finalists include Jones, Marcus Garrett (Kansas), Ashton Hagans (Kentucky) and Mark Vital (Baylor) and were chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s board of selectors, comprised of leading journalists from around the …

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Alex O’Connell Enters the Transfer Portal

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Junior guard Alex O’Connell has entered the transfer portal. O’Connell averaged 5.2 points in 29 games this season and started 6 games for the Blue Devils. 🙏🏼🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/6mQvq0M9nQ — Alex O’Connell 🐰 (@Alex_OC11) March 21, 2020 2019-20 Appeared in 29 games with six starts Averaged career-highs with 5.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game Went 5-of-12 from the field for …

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Vernon Carey Jr. & Tre Jones Named AP All-Americans

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DURHAM, N.C. – The Associated Press announced its All-America Teams for the 2019-20 college basketball season Friday, with Duke freshman Vernon Carey Jr., being named to the Second Team and sophomore Tre Jones earning Third Team honors. Carey and Jones become the 35th and 36th Blue Devils to be selected an All-American under head coach Mike Krzyzewski. He has coached an All-American in 32 of …

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Jack White Named 2020 Winner of Caulton Tudor Award

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke men’s basketball senior Jack White has been named the 2020 recipient of the Caulton Tudor Award, given to the Triangle basketball player who is most cooperative with the media and presented by Tobacco Road Sports Cafe. White, a two-year captain and two-time All-ACC Academic selection, joins former Blue Devil Matt Jones (2017) as the previous Duke winners. The award was established …

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Duke Athletics Cancels All Events Through 2019-20 Academic Year

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DURHAM, N.C. – In conjunction with an announcement today from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke University announced Tuesday the cancellation of all athletic events and practices through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. The decision was made to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19. The cancellation applies to all athletic competitions and practices for the health and safety of all …

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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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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 …