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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 …

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Tre Jones Named to Wooden Award National Ballot

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced its 2020 Men’s National Ballot for the John R. Wooden Award, which includes Duke sophomore guard Tre Jones. The national ballot consists of 15 student-athletes who are candidates for the Wooden Award All-American Team and Wooden Award Trophy as the most outstanding college basketball player in the United States, for which …

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Quotes & Notes from Duke vs UNC

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DUKE HEAD COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI Opening Statement: “We beat a really good team tonight, and our guys, we were really good. We actually played even better than what we’ve actually practiced, and when you play a really good team, they take you to another level, because in order to win, you have to go to another level. I thought that …

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Duke Downs the Tar Heels in the Rematch 89-76 to Earn Season Sweep; Carey Jr with 25; Jones with 21

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This Duke Blue Devil team was in need of a winning streak heading into the post season. This game had zero influence on Duke’s seeding in the ACC Tournament but it probably did a lot for the psyche of a team that hasn’t played their best basketball as of late. Having lost 3 of 5 games getting two wins in …

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Duke Quotes in Advance of Duke vs UNC

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HEAD COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI Opening statement: “We’re going to get ready to have practice here, but we’re healthy and hopefully nothing happens in practice. Obviously, we’re very excited about tomorrow. We appreciate our students, too, for staying because Spring Break starts today at the end of class, so that means they’re staying for our game. We have some festivities – …

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Jack White & Wendell Moore Named to All-ACC Academic Team

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke senior forward Jack White and freshman forward Wendell Moore Jr., have been named to the 2020 All-ACC Academic Team, the conference announced Friday. To be eligible for consideration to the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. A sociology major and …

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Vernon Carey Jr. Named Semifinalist for Citizen Naismith Trophy

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DURHAM, N.C. – The Atlanta Tipoff Club has announced that Duke freshman Vernon Carey Jr., is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2020 Citizen Naismith Trophy for Men’s Player of the Year. The Blue Devils’ center has recorded 14 double-doubles this season, which are ranked second among NCAA freshmen and second in the ACC. Nine of Carey’s double-doubles have been 20-10 performances, …