K Academy Quotes from Wednesday

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HEAD COACH MIKE KRZYZEWSKI On the importance of having Javin DeLaurier back for next season: “It is huge. We are really happy with Marques (Bolden) staying in (the NBA Draft) as he got some good, positive feedback. We will have an older upperclass which is something we need. Jack (White), Javin, Justin Robinson will be in graduate school. Alex (O’Connell) … Read More

Duke Blue Devil Lineup Solidified

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It took most of the month of May, some de-commitments, recommitments and departures but the lineup for your Duke Blue Devils going into next season appears to be set and locked. The latest news was the departure of Marques Bolden who will forego his final year of eligibility and begin his pursuit of playing in the pro’s. Bolden’s time at … Read More

Duke MBB Announces Final Three Blue Devils Additions to 2019-20

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the addition of three student-athletes to the Blue Devils’ incoming class, as the program closes in on the nation’s No. 1-ranked class. Coach K on: Carey | Ellis | Hurt | Moore | Stanley Vernon Carey Jr., Matthew Hurt and Cassius Stanley will enter the Duke program for the 2019-20 season, and join Wendell Moore and Rejean “Boogie” Ellis, who were signed during the early signing period in November. … 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

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

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

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

Behind Zion’s Return, 2019 ACC Tournament Tickets Are Most Expensive This Decade 

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Regardless of what you think of Duke or Coach K – Zion Williamson is a headliner. Everyone knew coming into the season that his following was the stuff of legend. I’m not sure if any of us knew how it would translate to real dollars and cents. This ACC Tournament is giving us a live look. On the ground it’s … Read More