Zion Williamson Wins Wayman Tisdale Award as Nation’s Best Freshman

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ST. LOUIS (USBWA) –Duke’sZion Williamson, the nation’s only player to average at least 20 points and shoot at least 65 percent from the field, has been selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to receive the 2018-19 Wayman Tisdale Award as the National Freshman of the Year.Williamson will be formally presented with the Wayman Tisdale Award as part of the … Read More

Marques Bolden to Play Friday; Jack White Likely Out

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Announced in todays presser with Coach K is that Marques Bolden will be available to play in Friday’s game against North Dakotah State. Coach K mentioned that Bolden would not start but would play. Jack White, who injured his hamstring in the ACC Championship game, will most likely not be available for Friday. If Duke should advance White may be … Read More

Javin DeLaurier & Tre Jones Quotes on NCAAT

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Duke Player Quotes NCAA First Round Preview JUNIOR FORWARD JAVIN DELAURIER On playing more minutes during the ACC Tournament: “It’s a part of playing basketball and isn’t anything completely foreign to me … Playing three games in a row, back to back to back, was a little bit different in that sense just because fatigue does come into the equation, … Read More

RJ Barrett Named USA Today National Player of the Year

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman RJ Barrett has been named the National Player of the Year by USA Today, which has unveiled its annual college basketball award winners. Barrett andZion Williamson were tapped first-team All-America by the publication. Barrett joins Williamson as a Player of the Year winner, as Williamson earned the honor last week from Sporting News. The pair joined Kansas’ Dedric Lawson, Gonzaga’s Rui … Read More

Former Duke Star Playing Best Basketball of His Career Before Lakers Shut Down

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Often heralded as the academy of basketball, Duke has produced a number of superb NBA players over the years. The current crop of Blue Devils alumni plying their trade at the highest level include superstar point guard Kyrie Irving, young gun Jayson Tatum and veteran J.J. Redick. But there’s a new name to add to the growing list of former Duke … Read More