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

Zion Williamson a Finalist for Defensive Player of the Year

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke freshman Zion Williamson has been named one of four national finalists for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, selected by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Williamson joins Virginia’s DeAndre Hunter, Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke and Washington’s Matisse Thybulle in the running for the 2019 award, which will be announced at the Naismith Awards Brunch on April 7 during the Final Four in Minneapolis. The four … Read More

It’s Official: Zion Williamson to Play Tonight Versus Syracuse

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Duke has announced that freshman Zion Williamson, who has missed the last five games with a right knee sprain, will play tonight when the Blue Devils battle Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. Williamson, the Sporting News National Player of the Year and the ACC Player and Freshman of the Year, is second in the ACC in scoring (21.6), third in … Read More

Zion Williamson Named Sporting News Player of the Year; Barrett and Williamson First Team All-Americans

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Duke freshman Zion Williamson has been named the Sporting News National Player of the Year, while he and teammate RJ Barrett have been honored as first-team All-America selections by the publication. Williamson becomes the 11th Blue Devil to be named a National Player of the Year, winning the program’s 56th total NPOY honor. The Spartanburg, S.C., native is the first Blue Devil selected by Sporting News since J.J. Redick in … Read More