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Harry Giles leaves Duke after 1 year to enter NBA draft

Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball 2017 Offseason Roster Changes

Duke’s offseason began much earlier than the team and their fans hoped for. Going into the season, fans knew that there was a chance there could be a mass exodus of players to leave simply because of the amount of talent on the team. The Blue Devils had one of the top recruiting classes with …
Via Duke Report
March 28, 2017

Another Forward to Transfer From Duke Basketball

Two Duke Basketball players have announced their intentions to transfer from the program this semester and both play similar positions. Redshirt junior forward Sean Obi recently announced that he will be transferring from Duke at the end of the semester. Obi joins sophomore forward Chase Jeter, who will also transfer from the program, and Jayson […] Another Forward to Transfer...
Via Ball Durham
March 28, 2017

Grant Hill reflects on Christian Laettner’s shot on its 25th anniversary

Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest college basketball games of all time, the 1992 Elite 8 classic between Duke and Kentucky that ended with Christian Laettner’s buzzer-beating game winner in overtime that became known as “The Shot.”But to get off that shot, Laettner needed a perfect pass that went three quarters of the court. Grant Hill, now a Turner...
Via The Comeback
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Sean Obi to Transfer from Duke

Junior forward Sean Obi will transfer out of Duke University at the end of the 2017 spring semester, school officials announced Tuesday. Obi is expected to graduate from Duke and be immediately eligible at another institution. “This was an anticipated decision and we appreciate everything Sean contributed to our program over the last three years,” …
Via Duke Report
March 28, 2017

Duke Guard Earns AP All-America Honors

The Associated Press named redshirt junior Lexie Brown an All-American after leading Duke Women’s Basketball this season. The Associated Press recently released their All-America selections for women’s college basketball, and one Blue Devil was recognized this season. Duke guard Lexie Brown earned Third Team All-America honors after an excellent season with the Blue Devils. Lexie...
Via Ball Durham
March 27, 2017

Duke Basketball: Projecting Jayson Tatum as a pro

Duke freshman sensation Jayson Tatum officially declared for the NBA draft after the Blue Devils’ stunning loss to South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. Tatum projects as a top five pick in the NBA Draft, but how does his skill set compare to current NBA players, and how might his potential translate to the league? Ceiling: Kevin Durant Now, by no means is this to say that Tatum...
Via isportsweb.com
March 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Chase Jeter to Transfer from Duke

Sophomore forward/center Chase Jeter will transfer out of Duke University at the end of the 2017 spring semester, school officials announced Thursday. Jeter will depart Duke in good academic standing and is expected to transfer to another Division I institution. “Chase has been an outstanding young man in our program for the last two years,” …
Via Duke Report
March 23, 2017

The 'Duke schadenfreude season came early this year' quiz

And with that, we can add another one to the long list of painful tournament losses for the Duke Blue Devils. Yes, despite winning the ACC tournament and entering March Madness as the prohibitive favorites, Coach K and crew couldn't get it done against South Carolina and were forced to take their talents back to Durham about three weeks too soon for Duke fans' liking. Conversely...
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

From No. 1 to done: Duke looks to who stays, who leaves

Duke is facing its annual list of offseason questions - who stays, who goes - much earlier than anyone expected. The Blue Devils started the season as a favorite to win its sixth national title but instead failed to make it out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. ''Your mood is definitely down,'' guard Luke Kennard said. ''You're ashamed of another loss and the season...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

6 biggest takeaways from Day 4 of the NCAA Tournament

The first weekend of NCAA Tournament play has come to a close, and if you can piece together the pieces of your ripped up bracket, it’s easy to see how much mayhem we witnessed in just four days.In four days we lost a number one seed and two number two seeds. Teams perceived as possible champions are flying home this weekend empty-handed, while others have re-affirmed themselves...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2017  |  Discuss

South Carolina had perfect Twitter response after upset win

South Carolina had the perfect Twitter response after upsetting Duke in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.Following their 88-81 win over the Blue Devils that sent them to their first Sweet 16 in school history, the school’s official Twitter account responded to a USA Today article that dismissed them.Here’s the article that came after Villanova lost on Saturday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball vs. South Carolina: The X-factors

After a first-round victory over Troy on Friday, Duke faces their first test as they take on South Carolina in the Round of 32 in a quasi-road game in Greenville, S.C. We look at some of the x-factors for the Blue Devils tonight as they hope to advance to the Sweet 16. 1. Grayson Allen The junior guard proved yet again that he may be the most crucial figure in Duke’s quest for...
Via isportsweb.com
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Allen's 3s lead No. 2 seed Duke to 87-65 win over Troy

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Grayson Allen had 21 points off five 3-pointers, Jayson Tatum had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and second-seeded Duke continued its perfect postseason with an 87-65 victory over Troy in the NCAA Tournament on Friday night to start the East Region. The Blue Devils (29-7) became the first team to win four games on the way to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

SMU’s Semi Ojeleye just gave us the dunk of the tournament

The 2017 NCAA Tournament has yet to feature a buzzer-beater, and there hasn’t been a bracket-busting upset, but we now have at least one unbelievable highlight.Early in the second half of SMU’s game against USC on Friday, Mustangs forward Semi Ojeleye threw down a putback dunk that may be the best slam we’ll see this month. Holy cow, he gets up high. Ojeleye basically made...
Via The Comeback
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Amile Jefferson has been a steady presence for Duke

Five years, over 100 games. Amile Jefferson has been a steady presence for Duke.
Via FOX Sports South
March 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Duke rolling, reaping benefits of fighting through adversity

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Duke guard Matt Jones believes the challenge of overcoming problems and injuries has helped the Blue Devils evolve into powerhouse team they were projected to be at the start this season. The second-seeded Blue Devils (27-8) were the preseason No. 1 until a rash of injuries - including a back operation to coach Mike Krzyzewski that kept him off the sidelines...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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