Duke Rumors & News

  • Kennard scores 35 in Duke's victory

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke freshman Jayson Tatum's long-awaited collegiate debut came with quite a bit of fanfare Saturday. Teammates Luke Kennard and Amile Jefferson weren't about to be overshadowed. Kennard nearly stole the show with 35 points as No. 5 Duke blasted Maine 94-55 in a game..." December 03

  • Duke blows past Michigan State in second half

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke wasn't going to let some off-the-mark shooting keep it down for long. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils hit enough shots to burst into the lead and went on to defeat Michigan State 78-69 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "Coach..." November 30

  • Duke, Michigan State condemn fan's sign referencing Flint water crisis

    ESPN "Both Michigan State and Duke on Wednesday condemned a sign displayed by a Blue Devils fan Tuesday night that referenced the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. "The water tastes better in North Carolina," the sign read during host Duke's 78-69 victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday..." November 30

  • No. 6 Duke routs Appalachian State as Allen scores 21

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke guard Grayson Allen scored all 21 of his points in the first half before limping to the bench in the second half during the sixth-ranked Blue Devils' 93-58 romp past Appalachian State on Saturday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Allen's latest ailment was described..." November 26

  • Jackson, Allen pace No. 6 Duke past William & Mary

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke is counting on rebounding from various sources with a smaller lineup and there's no shortage of contributors in that area. The sixth-ranked Blue Devils limited William & Mary's second-chance opportunities in pulling away for an 88-67 victory on Wednesday night at Cameron..." November 23

  • Five-star recruit announces he's going to Duke in a mini James Bond movie

    Fox Sports "6-foot-9 forward Wendell Carter, a senior at Pace Academy in Atlanta, was one of the top players in the nation yet to make a decision on what school he'll attend in 2017. Carter had narrowed down the list to Georgia, Georgia Tech, Harvard and Duke - and he announced his choice Wednesday in an..." November 23

  • Report: Five-star forward Wendell Carter expected to commit to Duke men's basketball Wednesday

    The Duke Chronicle "Another year, another package deal. Five-star Class of 2017 forward Wendell Carter is expected to commit to Duke Wednesday, joining five-star shooting guard Gary Trent Jr. as the Blue Devils' first two five-star commits, CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reported Tuesday afternoon. Duke has also locked..." November 22

  • Top-ranked Duke defeats Rhode Island to win Naismith crown

    The Sports Xchange "UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Duke isn't likely to remain No. 1 when the new rankings come out on Monday because of a loss to No. 7 Kansas last Tuesday. But the way they played over the weekend, and with the players they have hurt and expected back, don't be shocked if the Blue Devils are back on top..." November 20

  • Coach K: Chase Jeter 'doubtful' for game vs. Rhode Island

    Raleigh News & Observer "Another one. Duke can add Chase Jeter to this year’s list of injuries, as the sophomore went down six minutes into the Blue Devils’ 78-68 Hall of Fame Tip Off victory over Penn State Saturday. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound forward-center came down under Penn State’s basket with 13:58 left in the..." November 20

  • Mason lifts Kansas over Duke in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- After jetting 11,000 miles from Hawaii to New York to prepare to play the No. 1 team in the country, Kansas coach Bill Self was understandably concerned about fatigue setting in for his Jayhawks. Apparently the message didn't reach Frank Mason III. The senior guard drilled a..." November 16

  • No. 1 Duke cruises past Grand Canyon

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Even a reduced Duke roster might be plenty enough on many days for the top-ranked Blue Devils. Using a rotation that mostly was limited to six players, Duke cruised to another lopsided result by topping visiting Grand Canyon 96-61 on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium...." November 12

  • Top-ranked Duke overwhelms Marist

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke put on a show even without some of the team's big-named newcomers in its season opener. Five players scored in double figures, led by reserve freshman guard Frank Jackson's 18 points, and top-ranked Duke overwhelmed visiting Marist from the start in a 94-49 romp Friday..." November 11

  • Gary Trent Jr. picks Duke over Michigan State, UCLA

    Detroit News "Five-star Gary Trent Jr., one of the top shooting guards in the nation in the class of 2017, on Thursday night made a verbal commitment to Duke. Trent Jr. (6-5, 200) picked the Blue Devils over his other finalists, Michigan State and UCLA. Trent Jr., who plays for Prolific Prep in Napa,..." November 10

  • Duke basketball's Grayson Allen, Villanova's Josh Hart lead Naismith Trophy watch list

    NCAA "Sharp long-range shooting and high-scoring games propelled Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield to the 2016 Naismith Trophy. Grayson Allen of preseason No. 1 Duke is another perimeter player favored to unleash a similar skill set, follow in Hield’s path and claim the award given annually since 1969 to..." November 10

  • Duke's Marques Bolden suffers leg injury

    CBS Sports "Duke is oddly snake-bitten. The consensus preseason No. 1 team cannot avoid injuries, specifically ones to critical front-court players. First came the news that potential star freshman Harry Giles needed his knee scoped. Then, less than two weeks ago, another standout first-year player, Jayson..." November 07

  • Duke's Allen leads AP preseason All-America team

    Tacoma News Tribune "Josh Hart is off to a stellar start as a member of the defending national champions. The 6-foot-5 swingman from Villanova will begin his senior season on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team. Hart, the Big East's preseason player of the year, received 53 votes from the same..." November 02

  • Jayson Tatum out two weeks with foot sprain

    Larry Brown Sports "Already down one star freshman with the beginning of the regular season looming, the Duke Blue Devils may now be without another as well. The team announced on Wednesday that top recruit Jayson Tatum will be out for two weeks after suffering a left foot sprain in practice on..." October 26

  • Duke star freshman Jayson Tatum reportedly suffers foot injury at Pro Day

    CBS Sports "Duke freshman Jayson Tatum "went down with some type of foot injury" that "didn't look good" during Tuesday's Pro Day, according to ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg. Greenberg was in attendance and witnessed the injury. He offered no other details. Tatum is a 6-8 forward whom most project as a..." October 25

  • Coach K updates the injury status of star Duke freshman Harry Giles

    Fox Sports "The ACC’s basketball media day is Wednesday and one of the biggest stories will be the health of Duke star freshman Harry Giles. The 18-year-old power forward, who is being projected by some as the No. 1 pick in next year’s NBA Draft, underwent knee surgery earlier this month. It was the third..." October 25

  • Duke's Grayson Allen is ready to dive into the hearts of college basketball fans, like it or not

    Sporting News - NCAAB "You are weary of the one-and-done phenomenon. You’re looking to support players who want to be in college. You long for the days when the best players, the All-Americans, routinely stuck around three or four years and built a level of familiarity with the audience, when being selected somewhere in..." October 07

  • Duke freshman to miss six weeks after knee surgery

    College Basketball Talk "Harry Giles’ knee issues continue to pile us. Duke’s star freshman and a potential top five pick in the 2017 NBA Draft underwent an arthroscopy on his left knee on Monday. He’s expected to miss six weeks. Duke’s season begins on Nov. 11th. They play Kansas in the Champions Class on Nov...." October 03

  • Duke bans NBA teams from watching practices

    USA Today "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has told NBA teams that their representatives would be barred from men's basketball team practices, USA TODAY Sports confirmed on Wednesday. NBA teams were invited to pro days on Oct. 19 and Oct. 25 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday. Duke..." September 14

  • 2017 4-Star SG Alex O’Connell Commits to Duke

    Duke Report "The Duke basketball program received a commitment today from Alex O’Connell, the first member of the 2017 recruiting class for the Blue Devils. O’Connell is a 6’5”, 170-pound 4-star shooting guard from Alpharetta, Ga., who didn’t take long to pull the trigger on committing to Duke. He received..." August 26

  • Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Michigan State to play in Champions Classic through 2019

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Champions Classic announced on Wednesday that Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Michigan State will continue playing in the four-team event through 2019. Initially launched in 2011, the event has become one of the staples of college basketball's opening Tuesday. New York City's Madison Square..." August 25

  • Duke is bringing the superteam back to college basketball

    SB Nation "The foundation for Mike Krzyzewski's next great team was laid three days after Duke defeated Wisconsin for its fifth national championship in 2014. Coach K cut down the nets in Indianapolis on a Monday, and by Thursday he was in the St. Louis-area home of five-star recruit Jayson Tatum. Tatum..." July 21

  • Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina coaches condemn 'embarrassing' HB2 bill

    USA Today "As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski prepares to take the U.S. men's national basketball team to the Rio Olympics, his thoughts turned this week to his home of North Carolina and the controversial anti-LGBT law that was passed in March. “It’s an embarrassing bill,” Krzyzewski told USA TODAY Sports...." July 21

  • Duke opponent cancels game over North Carolina's transgender bathroom law

    CBS Sports "Duke is in an uncommon spot here in mid-July of needing to fill an opponent on its schedule after Albany canceled its Nov. 12 game vs. the Blue Devils in Durham, North Carolina due to the state's HB2 law, otherwise known as the "Bathroom Bill." Albany, part of the State University of New York..." July 14

  • Coach K talks about his secret Twitter and Instagram accounts

    Fox Sports "Duke Blue Devils and Team USA basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't have public Twitter or Instagram, but that doesn't mean he's not keeping tabs on social media. Coach K revealed last year that he uses Twitter under an alias, and former Duke star Jahlil Okafor said before the 2015 Draft that..." July 12

  • Christian Laettner allegedly owes $14M to creditors

    The Score "Christian Laettner was was one of the all-time great college basketball players, and also one of the most hated players on the court while with Duke. Soon, Laettner could find himself in another type of court, according to Jerry Tipton of Kentucky.com. It's alleged that Laettner owes creditors..." July 05

  • Coach K has had four surgeries this offseason before USA Basketball commitments

    College Basketball Talk "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is getting ready to coach in the Olympics of the third and final time this offseason as he’s dealing with a depleted roster that is banged up or scared of Zika. Coach K has also been through a lot with his own health this offseason, as a report from Luke Decock..." June 26

  • LeBron James Jr. has scholarship offers from Duke, Kentucky

    Sporting News - NCAAB "It wasn’t even 24 hours ago that LeBron James brought Cleveland its first pro sports title in 52 years, but that’s already old news. What about 11-year-old LeBron James Jr.? What’s the latest on the next King James? Well, according to ESPN.com, the younger James already has scholarship..." June 21

  • Derryck Thornton transferring from Duke to USC

    SI "USC has landed a commitment from Duke transfer guard Derryck Thornton, Scout.com reported Friday. Thornton, a former five-star prospect in the 2015 class, averaged 7.5 points and 2.5 assists in 26 minutes per game as a freshman at Duke. He opted to transfer earlier this spring, likely a..." June 17

  • Report: Thornton nearing transfer decision

    The Score "Duke transfer Derryck Thornton is expected to select his next team in the very near future, possibly within the next couple of days, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports. Thornton paid visits to Kansas, USC, Washington, and Miami after leaving the Blue Devils, and is reportedly leaning toward choosing..." June 15