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Photos: Duke Players Greeting Students On Campus With “Dogs, Daps And Donuts”

It’s a beautiful day on campus at Duke today, and finals week is in session. For students who had some free time, Duke basketball players Grayson Allen, Amile Jefferson and Matt Jones were hanging out and greeting people at the West campus bus stop with #DogsDapsandDonuts.  It’s Finals Week! Come see us at the west campus bus stop! We’ve got dogs, daps, and donutspic.twitter...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jayson Tatum “Pretty Confident” Duke Will Land 5-Star Center Marques Bolden

Duke already has an absolutely loaded 2017 recruiting class, but Mike Krzyzewski still has his sights on a big prize: No. 1 2017 center recruit Marques Bolden. The Texas native is down to Duke and rival recruiting power Kentucky, but one fellow five-star already committed to Duke believes Bolden will join him in Durham. In a blog for USA Today, Jayson Tatum has a note about the...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshall Plumlee gives emotional speech at Duke banquet

Duke senior Marshall Plumlee was one of the most improved players in the country this past year, averaging 8.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per contest. Thursday night, he gave an incredibly emotional speech at the team’s end of the year banquet to cap off his career as a Blue Devil. Plumlee, who noted that the last eight years have featured at least one Plumlee on Duke’s roster...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke's Jefferson receives medical hardship waiver

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke forward Amile Jefferson will be able to play for the Blue Devils next season. The school said Friday that the Atlantic Coast Conference approved his medical hardship waiver, which makes him eligible to play this coming season. Jefferson played only nine games last season before breaking his right foot in December. He averaged 11.4 points and 10.3 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Amile Jefferson will play a fifth season at Duke

The Duke men’s basketball team never seemed a threat to defend its national title last season, and one of the reasons was big man Amile Jefferson played in just nine games before suffering a season-ending foot injury.On Friday, Jefferson, a senior, was granted a medical redshirt by the ACC to return for a fifth year, according to the team’s website.The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Amile Jefferson given medical redshirt, eligible for 2016-17 season

The Duke Blue Devils lost a big piece of their team last season when forward Amile Jefferson went down with a broken foot in December. After injury, he did not return to the court and it looked like he would never play for the Blue Devils again. However, he has been pushing for a medical redshirt so he could add one more season of eligibility to his career. It was reported early...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Amile Jefferson ruled eligible for 2016-17 season

Duke senior forward Amile Jefferson has officially been ruled eligible for the 2016-17 season, per a release from the school.  Jefferson, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward, missed the majority of the 2015-16 season with a foot injury. He played in just nine games before going out in early December.  The Philadelphia native received a medical hardship waiver.  Amile Jefferson...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Posts Cool “End Of An Era” Tribute To Plumlee Brothers

For the first time since 2007, the Duke Blue Devils will take the floor next season without a Plumlee on the floor. If all you’ve witnessed is the last eight years of Duke basketball, things will never be the same. In that span, the Blue Devils have captured two national titles – and each of the three brothers have one of those under their belt. It’s the end of an era.  Thursday...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Derryck Thornton down to 4 schools?

Former five-star point guard and Duke Blue Devil is reportedly down to four schools as he considers just to where he will transfer. Per ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, those four are USC, Washington, Miami and Kansas. Duke transfer Derryck Thornton is down to USC, Washington, Miami and Kansas, his father confirms to ESPN. https://t.co/qbFBYSIdJw — Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 20...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahlil Okafor going back to Duke to work on his degree

One of the best one-and-dones in the history of Duke’s men’s basketball program will return to Durham, North Carolina this summer.  Jahlil Okafor, who helped lead the Blue Devils to a national title during his lone season with the team in 2014-15, will be back on campus in the coming months.  The Philadelphia 76ers’ young big man is returning to work on his degree.  ...
Via College Spun
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Derryck Thornton to transfer from Duke as uncle sets blaze to Coach K and staff

Duke freshman guard Derryck Thornton is offering a new spin on the idea of a one-and-done. The Blue Devil announced he will be pursuing a transfer option to join a new college basketball home for the 2016-2017 season. “I have loved my time at Duke, but I want to pursue the opportunity to play college basketball closer to home,” Thornton said in a released statement on Sunday...
Via The Comeback
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Five-star PG Derryck Thornton transferring from Duke

It was reported earlier on Sunday that five-star freshman point guard Derryck Thornton would be transferring from Duke. The Blue Devils recently confirmed the news. Duke released the following statement regarding the transfer. It includes statements from Coach K and Thornton. Thornton transferring from Duke. Considering how the roster next season, something like this was highly...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke Basketball: Was Grayson Allen’s decision the right one?

The question of whether to leave for the NBA draft or stay at college is a polarizing topic this time of year. Out of all college players facing that same decision this year; Grayson Allen’s decision to stay at Duke University might have the biggest impact on the landscape of college basketball next year. But did he make the right decision? Reasons to stay Allen staying at Duke...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Pastner being targeted by Georgia Tech, could leave Memphis

Josh Pastner is being targeted by Georgia Tech for their head coaching position, and he could be on his way out of Memphis, according to a report. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports the news and says the Yellow Jackets and Pastner could finalize a deal on Friday. If Pastner does leave Memphis, many Tigers fans would be happy with the news. Once considered a whiz kid who was an assistant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Grayson Allen will return to Duke next year when everyone hopes they’ll trip up

The most hated player in college basketball will return to defend his title for at least one more season. Duke guard Grayson Allen announced he would return for his junior season Wednesday. Allen is projected as a borderline first-round pick, so it comes as somewhat of a surprise he would not take advantage of the new NCAA rules allowing players to participate in the draft process...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Grayson Allen To Forgo 2016 NBA Draft, Return To Duke For Junior Season

Duke’s leading scorer isn’t going anywhere. Grayson Allen announced Wednesday that he’ll return to Duke for his junior season rather than enter the 2016 NBA Draft. Many mock drafts pegged Allen, a 6-foot-5 guard who turns 21 in October, as a potential mid-to-late first-round pick if he opted to enter the draft. “I talked with my parents and prayed about this decision, and...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke’s Brandon Ingram, Potential No. 1 Pick, Declares For 2016 NBA Draft

LSU’s Ben Simmons seemed like a lock to be selected No. 1 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft, but his disappointing play down the stretch allowed Duke forward Brandon Ingram to enter the conversation for the top pick. Ingram declared for the draft Monday with an article on The Player’s Tribune titled “Farewell, Duke.” The 18-year-old freshman is a raw talent. He has excellent...
Via NESN.com
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram is leaving Duke to enter the NBA Draft

Given that Brandon Ingram is expected to go first or second in the June NBA Draft, it was anticipated that he’d leave Duke at the end of his freshman season.On Monday, he ended any remaining speculation about his future in a first-person piece on The Players' Tribune.Ingram, a 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds while making 41.0 percent of his three-pointers...
Via Fox Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram officially declares for NBA Draft

Duke Blue Devil Brandon Ingram has only spent one year in Durham, North Carolina, but he has certainly made the most of it. He is expected to be a lottery pick, if not the first pick overall, and he officially declared for the NBA Draft on Monday. Ingram released a special tribute message to Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski, thanking them for all they did for him. He seems pretty...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Ingram declares for NBA Draft

Duke freshman Brandon Ingram, one of the most talented freshmen in college basketball, is headed to the NBA. Ingram announced the news via The Players’ Tribune Monday morning, thanking the Blue Devils’ coaching staff and the team’s fans in a heartfelt note. Ingram is widely expected to be taken as one of the first few picks in this April’s draft. Ingram, in his one season...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke Assistant Jeff Capel Reportedly Takes Name Out Of Consideration At Georgia Tech

Duke assistant Jeff Capel is no longer a candidate to become Georgia Tech’s head coach, according to a report by CBS.  Capel has taken his name out of consideration, says CBS’ Gary Parrish.  It had been reported earlier this week that the Yellow Jackets were interested in hiring the former Oklahoma head coach.  Duke assistant Jeff Capel has removed his name from consideration...
Via College Spun
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K undergoes successful knee replacement surgery

Mike Krzyzewski had successful knee replacement surgery on Sunday, according to multiple reports. The procedure is something that Coach K had been planning on having for a while. “Everything went well” according to Stephen Wiseman of The Durham Herald-Sun. As planned for months, Coach K had his knee replacement surgery today. Everything has gone well, per Duke sources....
Via College Spun
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss

10 Coaches Who Have Been Caught Lying

Coach K speaks with Dillon Brooks During this year’s NCAA Tournament, one of the bigger stories involved Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Oregon player Dillon Brooks. Unhappy about Brooks’ three-pointer in the final seconds of an 82-68 Ducks’ win, Krzyzewski addressed the issue in the post-game handshake line. After Brooks told the media about what happened, Coach K first...
Via College Spun
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Coach K lectured player about showboating in 2007

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski made headlines after his team’s loss to Oregon on Saturday when he lectured Ducks star Dillon Brooks about showboating. Coach K told Brooks he was “too good of a player” to being showing off by throwing up a 3-pointer in a game that Oregon had under wraps. Apparently, this is not the first time Krzyzewski has taken the liberty of scolding an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Duke's Trio Of Incoming Freshmen

Mike Krzyzewski is famous for mentoring four-year talent but Duke has also become an outlet for elite five-star high school recruits to flock. Duke was eliminated in the Sweet 16 by Oregon, which could have been the final game of many key players. With Brandon Ingram likely following the same route as Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor, as electric one-and-done prospects, and wings...
Via RealGM - NBA
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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