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Mitch McConnell’s Political Ad Mistakenly Features Duke not Kentucky, Commits NCAA Violation

Mitch McConnell (R-KY.), the Minority Leader of the Senate, recently released an advertisement titled “Rebuild”. McConnell’s ad features some things that I’m sure he wishes he could take back. The original ad featured a shot of Duke’s Lance Thomas and Jon Scheyer celebrating their 2010 National Championship (1:09 mark): After that video was pulled, McConnell’s second...
Via Diehardsport
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Recruiting Rewind: Luke Kennard Picks Duke, Marvin Clark Commits to Michigan State

In the past week, a five-star swingman ended his recruitment, and one of the last remaining high-profile seniors selected his college destination. An elite scorer with excellent length on the perimeter and a versatile skill set, Luke Kennard picked Duke over Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan and Ohio State. One of 30 uncommitted prospects in the TCT Top 250, Clark chose Michigan State...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Finalists for 5-Star SG Luke Kennard, Will Announce on Monday

Tomorrow night, Luke Kennard (Franklin, OH/Franklin HS) is scheduled to announce his college decision at 7:45 pm. Currently ranked No. 21 in the TCT Top 150, Kennard has earned scholarships from programs around the country, including: Butler, Dayton, Duke, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Recruiting Pendulum

Friday was one of the more exciting days in college basketball recruiting in recent history. Four top-ten recruits made their announcements, making the national landscape for 2014 a bit clearer. Yesterday’s events also showed the highs and lows programs experience in the world of recruiting. While commitment press conferences are exciting moments for the kids involved and the...
Via The Sports Post
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke wins exhibition over Bowie State 103-67

Duke defeated Bowie State in an exhibition on Saturday 103-67.  The Blue Devils were led by Rodney Hood's 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Jabari Parker added 16 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds in the win.  Amile Jefferson and Matt Jones rounded out double-figure scorers as they each scored 15 points in the win. Box Score | Recap Duke showed off their faster paced...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

2013-2014 Duke Basketball Squad Profiles - Matt Jones

Every established coach has one particular type of player his program craves.  Bill Self at Kansas likes to mold forwards who truly bring “power” to the fourth position and always has a star in the making on the bench. From Nick Collison and Wayne Simien, to Markief Morrison and Thomas Robinson, and now they have Perry Ellis and Jamari Traylor.  Jay Wright’s system at...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Looking at the Class of 2013 ACC Commitments

Outside of 2 players decisions, the ACC's landscape seems to be pretty much set.  Shane Larkin still has about a week to decide whether or not to declare for the draft.  Andrew Wiggins still could end up in Chapel Hill, Tallahassee, or somewhere outside of the ACC.  With the recent high school All-America games taking place, it seems like a good time to take a look at the...
Via SCACC Hoops
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Highlights: Matt Jones

Duke signed one of the nation's top shooters in Matt Jones. Here are highlights of Jones at McDonald's All-American practices and game.
Via scouthoops.scout.com
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Duke signee Matt Jones leads DeSoto to title

It wasn’t easy for Duke signee Matt Jones and the DeSoto (TX) Eagles to win the HSOT Holiday Invitational, let alone make it to the championship game, but that’s exactly what they did. It was their first ever trip to North Carolina’s annual tournament at Broughton High School’s Holliday Gymnasium in Raleigh, NC. During their journey to the top of the Summit Bracket...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Jones leads DeSoto to HSOT Holiday Invitational Final

For a second night in a row, fans packed Broughton High School’s Holliday Gymnasium in Raleigh, North Carolina for the highly anticipated match-up between the DeSoto Eagles (Texas) and the Hampton Crabbers (Virginia). The main story surrounding the semi-final game of the HighSchoolOT Holiday Invitational was a meeting between two future ACC players — DeSoto guard and Duke signee...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke recruit Matt Jones leads DeSoto to 57-50 Victory

Fans from all over packed the house Thursday night at Broughton High School’s Holliday Gymnasium in Raleigh, NC. In front of Duke Associate head basketball coach Chris Collins, Duke signee Matt Jones finished with a team-high 17 points (3-9, 1-3 3pt, 8-8FT) and 4 assists to lead DeSoto, Texas, to a 57-50 victory against Kinston in the quarterfinals of the Summit Hospitality...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Parker gives Duke Kentucky-esque class

DURHAM, NC --- In just 280 days, the verve around Duke's basketball program has dramatically changed. The Blue Devils have gone from the utter embarrassment of a shocking loss to Lehigh in their opening game of the NCAA Tournament last March to reaching the No. 1 ranking in America and landing the nation's top high school player in the same week. Jabari Parker, a 6-foot...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Parker/Jones Matchup tips off ESPN High School Showcase

On Monday the 2012-13 GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase schedule was released which will feature a total of 36 nationally ranked prospects from the ESPN 100, ESPN 60 and ESPN 25 and the top seven teams in the ESPN 25 Power Rankings. The 14-game schedule will be broadcasted across three major ESPN networks — ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU — beginning from December 13, 2012 through...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

With Towns to UK, Duke Looks to Trio for 2014 Class

The news that Karl Towns, who reclassified from the class of 2015 to the class for 2014, is going to Kentucky shocked exactly no one, especially Duke fans. With Karl Towns (far right) off to Kentucky the trio of Theo Pinson, Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor could make Duke’s class of 2014 grea. (photo courtesy Duke Chronicle) But the news that one of the bigger targets in the...
Via SCACC Hoops
December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Blue Devils sign two top 50 prospects

Duke basketball received national letters of intent from two top-50 prospects with the signing of shooting guard Matt Jones and small forward Semi Ojeleye, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced on Wednesday. “We are excited about the additions of Matt [Jones] and Semi [Ojeleye],” said Krzyzewski. “Both of them are very good shooters and skilled players that will fit into the...
Via The Sports Bank
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Louisville’s 2013 Recruiting Class Ranked No. 7 In Scout.com’s Updated Rankings

Scout.com has released their updated team rankings for the 2013 recruiting class. With the recent commitments other schools have received, Louisville’s class has dropped to No. 7. After getting commitments from Chris Jones and Akoy Agau, Louisville was ranked as high as No. 3. 2013 Top Recruiting Classes Notable Recruits / Scout Rankings 1 Kentucky  Andrew Harrison ...
Via The Cardinal Connect
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Austin Nichols Chooses Memphis over Duke

Austin Nichols the Memphis Tennessee big man has made his choice and he doesn’t have to go very far to find his dorm room. Nichols announced on Monday that he was going to stay home and play for the Memphis Tigers and Josh Pastner. There was a lot of speculation that Nichols a 6-foot-9, 193 pound power forward from Eades, Briarcrest Christian, would stay close to home either at...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker visiting Duke this weekend

The number one player in the class of 2013, Jabari Parker will be on Duke’s campus this weekend for his official visit. Parker, the highly sought after prospect from Chicago, cut his list of schools to five this month.  Michigan State, Duke, Florida, Stanford and BYU made the cut, with Michigan State and Duke rumored to be leading the pack. He plans to take official visits...
Via SCACC Hoops
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Louisville’s 2013 Recruiting Class Ranked No.3 By Scout.com

The Louisville basketball program’s 2013 recruiting class appears to be complete at this point. All available scholarships are now accounted for. Scout.com has published their updated 2013 recruiting class rankings. Louisville came in at no. 3 behind only Florida and Memphis. Considering there are a lot of top 20 prospects who’ve yet to make a decision, these rankings will likely...
Via The Cardinal Connect
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: Recruiting Update

It may be football season but that doesn't stop Duke Basketball from recruiting. So in the wake of the news that Duke landed another prospect over the weekend, I wanted to provide a bit of a  Duke basketball recruiting update. Of course the big news over the weekend was 6-foot-6 forward Semi Ojeleye (pronounced Shimmy O-juh-Lay-yee)  committed and joined Matt Jones in...
Via SCACC Hoops
September 12, 2012  |  Discuss

In-home visits begin for Duke basketball

With just one pledge from the 2013 high school basketball recruiting class, Duke Blue Devils head men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will hit the recruiting trail beginning this Sunday as he will be conducting several in-home visits with four of the nation’s top basketball prospects. The first of four visits will take place from Ottawa, Kansas as Krzyzewski will be welcomed...
Via SCACC Hoops
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

A Little Bit of Recruiting With Some New Names

Information in the world of recruiting can be a slow grind and other times it can come fast and furious with pieces falling into place like dominoes. Duke continues to utilize its wide net approach to recruiting by offering a slew of talent that it sees as a good fit in the program. Here is a list of some of those targets and a couple of short blurbs about each, hope its helpful...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball Recruiting Roundup 2012-2014

Although it may have just started, Duke basketball has already had a crazy summer on the recruiting trail.  After an early exit in the NCAA tournament this past spring, and missing out on various  top targets in the 2012 recruiting class, many people were pushing the panic button on Duke’s spot among the college basketball elite.  But after the disheartening couple of months...
Via SCACC Hoops
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Target Julius Randle Could Envision Being a...Tar Heel

From the not really news but certainly worth watching category Duke class of 2013 target Julius Randle certainly got my attention with a recent comment on Adam Zagoria's blog.  According to ZagsBlog.com Randle could see himself playing for Duke's arch rival North Carolina. The comment was made in a post about how Duke class of 2012 commit Rasheed Sulaimon was working on...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Offers 2013 Target Semi Ojeleye

While 2013 small forward target Semi Ojeleye may be a new name for some Duke fans, it is one definitely worth watching.  The Blue Devils apparently offered Ojeleye a scholarship during an unofficial visit he made to Durham last week during the K Academy. The 6-foot-6 forward out of Ottawa, Kansas currently has offers from several big time programs including Illinois, Kansas State...
Via SCACC Hoops
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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