Duke Rumors & News

  • Memphis transfer Austin Nichols eyes Virginia, but Duke a favorite

    CBS Sports "Memphis transfer Austin Nichols would like to play for Virginia, but Memphis isn't likely to alter its initial release, sources told CBSSports.com. The Tigers blocked four schools -- Virginia, Iowa, Providence and Tennessee -- on Nichols' release last week in addition to any program in the..." July 14

  • Jayson Tatum commits to Duke

    ESPN "It only took one official visit for Jayson Tatum to know he wanted to be a Duke Blue Devil. Tatum, ranked No. 2 in the ESPN Class of 2016, announced his intention to attend Duke on Sunday, just after a semifinal game against the CP3 squad at the Peach Jam. He chose the reigning national..." July 13

  • Duke is going all-out for 5-star point guard Dennis Smith

    SB Nation "The start of the July evaluation period offers a hint at the recruiting priorities for major college basketball programs around the country. With Nike's Peach Jam happening in South Carolina, adidas' Gauntlet Finale staged in Georgia and Under Armour's All-American Camp taking place in Charlotte,..." July 09

  • Duke And Kentucky Lead For 7-Foot Center DeAndre Ayton, No. 1 Player In 2017 Class

    College Spun "We’re fairly early in the 2017 basketball recruiting cycle, but DeAndre Ayton, a seven-foot center from San Diego, has emerged as the most talented player in the class. On Tuesday, Ayton named seven schools that he is looking at right now. Rivals writer Brett Dawson caught up with the consensus..." July 08

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski: 'I have no thoughts on retiring'

    The Score "There is no slowing down for Mike Krzyzewski. Coming off his fifth national title victory, the 68-year-old Duke coach has racked up enough accolades in his career to elicit the question of when he will give up his clipboard. Well, Blue Devils fans everywhere can breathe a sign of relief...." July 03

  • Sweet 16 rematch next season: Duke-Utah happening at MSG

    CBS Sports "One of the most anticipated Sweet 16 games from last season's NCAA Tournament is getting a regular-season rematch. Duke and Utah announced they'll meet in New York City next season (Dec. 19) at Madison Square Garden. The game once more fulfills Mike Krzyzewski's annual self-imposed obligation..." June 06

  • 5-star wing Jayson Tatum is down to 2 schools, decision will come soon

    SB Nation "Jayson Tatum is a special talent as one of the three best players in the loaded recruiting class of 2016. The 6'8 wing out of St. Louis cut his list to four schools in April. Now he says he's down to two schools, with a decision coming either this month or next month. Tatum did not specify..." June 04

  • Duke offers scholarship to Corona's Marvin Bagley

    Arizona Republic "Tempe Corona del Sol forward/center Marvin Bagley III, azcentral sports' Big Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a freshman, has just hit the mother lode of recruiting with a scholarship offer Wednesday morning from national champion Duke. Before even starting his high school career,..." June 03

  • Duke recruit Luke Kennard named national player of the year by Parade

    Fay Observer "High school senior Luke Kennard was named the Parade National Player of the Year on Friday, making it three straight years and four of five that the award has gone to a Duke recruit. The previous four winners were Austin Rivers (2011), Shabazz Muhammad (2012), Semi Ojeleye (2013) and Jahlil..." June 01

  • Nolan Smith Tweeted That Durham Police Pulled A Gun On Him During Traffic Stop

    College Spun "Nolan Smith compiled an outstanding career at Duke, helping the Blue Devils capture the 2010 National Championship. He’s certainly revered by Duke fans and well-known in the city of Durham, where Duke is located. While back in Durham yesterday, Smith claims he had a tense and odd run-in with..." May 28

  • Rasheed Sulaimon to play at Maryland

    ESPN "Former Duke Blue Devils guard Rasheed Sulaimon told ESPN he has committed to Maryland and will spend his final season in college with the Terps. "For everything I've been through, my family and I wanted me to be at a place where I trusted everyone," Sulaimon said. "I've known Coach [Mark]..." May 11

  • Duke's late recruiting coup pulls Devils closer to UNC, NC State for next season

    Fox Sports Carolinas "When all the way-too-early top-25 polls came out in the aftermath of Duke's fifth national title, the Blue Devils were arguably the third-best team in The Triangle. North Carolina was going to return almost all of its lineup, while NC State -- which reached the Sweet 16 -- would likely return..." May 08

  • Son of former NBA great David Robinson to be on scholarship at Duke next season

    College Basketball Talk "Back in mid-December it was reported that 6-foot-8 forward Justin Robinson, a two-year all-state selection in Texas and the son of San Antonio Spurs great David Robinson, would join the Duke basketball program as a preferred walk-on in 2015-16. Preferred walk-on positions give players the..." May 07

  • Four-star Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson will take a mission trip before playing college basketball

    College Basketball Talk "Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson is emerging as one of the premier guards in the country, but he’s also dealing with a unique development in his recruitment. The native of Utah will be one of the more college-ready guards in his class when he arrives on campus. Except Jackson won’t enter college..." May 05

  • Rasheed Sulaimon: 'I've never done anything like this in my life'

    ESPN "Former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon denied that he had committed a sexual assault and said that his dismissal from the Blue Devils in January was for a separate matter. "Me being dismissed from the team had nothing to do with this allegation," Sulaimon said in his first public comments since..." April 29

  • Report: Maryland among the schools pursuing Rasheed Sulaimon

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "Even though Maryland fell short in its pursuit of coveted former Drexel star Damion Lee earlier this month, the Terrapins still haven't given up on landing a transfer guard this spring. They're reportedly one of 10-15 schools in pursuit of former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon. Maryland's..." April 28

  • Five-star prospect Brandon Ingram will play for Duke next season

    CBS Sports "Five-star power forward Brandon Ingram, who donned a tuxedo for the occasion, committed to Duke on Monday afternoon, giving Mike Krzyzewski the No. 1 recruiting class for 2015. To be more specific: Duke just landed a player that ranks across all major recruiting sites as one of the five best..." April 28

  • Derryck Thornton re-classifies, commits to Duke for 2015-16 season

    ESPN "Junior Derryck Thornton, the 11th overall player in the ESPN 60, has decided to re-classify up to the class of 2015 and commit to Duke to be their point guard for the 2015-16 season. He now stands as the third-ranked point guard and the 17th overall player in 2015. Before Thornton's..." April 21

  • Duke adds 3-star center Antonio Vrankovic

    Charlotte Observer "With just four returning scholarship players, two incoming recruits and one transfer, the Blue Devils need to add numbers. Wednesday night, Duke did just that, accepting a commitment from Antonio Vrankovic, a 3-star center from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. " April 16

  • Tyus Jones to Enter NBA Draft

    GoDuke.com "Duke freshman Tyus Jones will enter the 2015 NBA Draft, head coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Wednesday. “Tyus could not have done a better job for us this past year,” said Krzyzewski. “We’re so very happy for him and his family to have the opportunity to declare for the draft. He is projected..." April 15

  • Duke's Justise Winslow entering NBA draft

    SI "Duke freshman Justise Winslow will enter the upcoming NBA draft, the school announced on Tuesday. Over 38 games this season, Winslow averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 49.0 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. The 6'6'' forward also..." April 15

  • Tyus Jones Scheduling Agent Meetings, Moving Toward Declaring For Draft

    Real GM Basketball "Tyus Jones is proceeding toward plans to declare for the NBA Draft and is scheduling representation meetings, sources told RealGM." April 11

  • Jahlil Okafor Declares For NBA Draft

    Real GM Basketball "Jahlil Okafor has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft, leaving Duke after his freshman season. Okafor is expected to be one of the top three picks in the draft. “What a great decision!” said Mike Krzyzewski. " April 10

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  • Arizona State hires former Duke player, Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley

    CBS Sports "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Arizona State, a source told CBSSports.com on Thursday. A formal announcement is expected soon. Multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday that Hurley had emerged as a..." April 09

  • NCAA VP: Actually, Refs Did Have The Best Angle On Controversial Play

    ESPN "Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of the men's basketball championship, said on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday that officials actually did see the same video replay that viewers at home saw on the questionable out-of-bounds call in the national title game, contradicting what John..." April 09

  • Former Duke star Bobby Hurley emerges as candidate at ASU

    CBS Sports "Duke icon and Buffalo coach Bobby Hurley has emerged as a serious candidate at Arizona State, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. Two sources referred to Hurley as the "frontrunner" for the job. One suggested a deal might already be in place. Sources told CBSSports.com that..." April 08

  • Mike Krzyzewski fires back at Bo Ryan's 'rent-a-player' dig

    ESPN "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski took exception to an apparent dig from Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, who in the aftermath of the Badgers' national championship game loss to the Blue Devils on Monday said, "We don't do rent-a-player." Ryan threw out that zinger after his team lost to Duke, which could..." April 08

  • NBA Execs Believe Tyus Jones' Stock Will Never Be Higher

    Real GM Basketball "Tyus Jones is expected to be a late first round pick if he leaves Duke for the NBA. Many NBA executives believe Jones' stock will never be higher after leading the Blue Devils to the National Championship. "It's hard to see his star being higher," one high-level NBA executive told me after..." April 08

  • Duke-Wisconsin championship game draws largest TV rating in 18 years

    Yahoo! Sports "The 2015 national championship basketball game between Duke and Wisconsin on CBS Monday night drew the largest overnight rating in 18 years. The game attracted a 17.1 share in Nielsen metered markets, the biggest overnight rating for the championship game since Arizona beat Kentucky in the..." April 07

  • NCAA Officiating Head: Refs Never Saw Best Angle Of Controversial Play

    Deadspin "To most of America, it sure as hell looked like the Wisconsin Badgers got hosed by a blown out-of-bounds call in the final minutes of last night’s championship game. It was hard to imagine how the referees could have looked at the same replay angle that we all saw at home during their review and..." April 07

  • Coach K: 'I'm not close to' retiring

    The Score "Despite winning his fifth national championship, Duke's head coach still has the itch. The morning after coming out on top, Mike Krzyzewski went on The Dan Patrick Show, where he was asked about whether he's sticking around. "I'm not close to (retiring)," Krzyzewski said. "I'll be back next..." April 07

  • ‘Just a shame’: Bo Ryan blames refs for heartbreak to Duke

    New York Post "Bo Ryan sounded like a frustrated fan following Wisconsin’s heartbreaking 68-63 defeat to Duke in Monday night’s national championship game. After the Badgers blew a nine-point second-half lead, Ryan played the blame game, pointing to the officiating. “It’s just a shame that it had to be..." April 07

  • Time is now for Tyus Jones to move to NBA

    ESPN "It’s a nickname that was coined by teammate Amile Jefferson on Jan. 31, after a win over Virginia in which Duke freshman point guard Tyus Jones made yet another clutch shot, that one a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Jones delivered yet again in the national championship..." April 07

  • Dismissed Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon congratulates former teammates

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "While his old teammates were celebrating the national title they won in Indianapolis Monday night, former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon might have been wondering what his role would have been had he managed to stay with the program. Sulaimon scored 14 points off the bench in a win over Wisconsin..." April 07

  • Duke pulls away late, beats Wisconsin for fifth national championship

    Fox Sports "The Duke Blue Devils pulled away late from the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday night, winning the national championship in Indianapolis and giving head coach Mike Krzyzewski his fifth national title, second all time. With the title, his first since 2010, Krzyzewski breaks a tie with Kentucky legend..." April 07

  • Wisconsin, Duke to play for national title

    CNN "38 and home. The Kentucky Wildcats' bid for perfection ended Saturday night at the hands of the Wisconsin Badgers, which rallied for a tough 71-64 victory in the NCAA men's basketball Final Four at Indianapolis. National player of the year Frank Kaminsky led Wisconsin with 20 points and 11..." April 05

  • Quinn Cook changes postion, attitude to lead Duke to Final Four

    College Basketball Talk "The bond between Quinn Cook and Nolan Smith runs deep, a friendship that has blossomed since the pair first met at an AAU tournament in Memphis 15 years ago. An 11-year-old Smith walked up to six-year-old Cook and said, “you’re my little brother,” and since that moment, their friendship has grown..." April 05

  • Ranking the starters in the Final Four from No. 1 to No. 20

    CBS Sports "We ranked the starters in the Sweet 16 from No. 80 to No. 1, and noted that many of the nation's stars were still in play with 15 games remaining in the tournament. Well, that's still the case in the Final Four. The nation's four best big men are still playing (no coincidence on that), along..." April 01

  • Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor highlights AP All-American team

    CBS Sports "The Associated Press released its 2014-15 All-America team Monday with Wisconsin senior Frank Kaminsky the lone player to receive a unanimous selection. Kaminsky helped lead the Badgers to their second straight Final Four appearance and led the team in scoring at 18.7 points per game. Duke..." March 30

  • Perfection looming, Vegas rooting against UK

    ESPN "Kentucky heads into the Final Four as an odds-on favorite to cap an undefeated season with a national championship. The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas made Kentucky a minus-120 favorite to win the national title, shortly after the Final Four was finalized with Duke's win over Gonzaga. The..." March 30

  • Late Duke free throw causes huge Las Vegas swing

    ESPN "A foul that almost wasn't called resulted in a last-second free throw that caused millions of dollars to change hands in Las Vegas. And this time the sportsbooks took the worst of it. Duke guard Quinn Cook made one of two free throws with 0.7 seconds remaining, capping the Blue Devils' 63-57..." March 28

  • Mike Krzyzewski knows Duke could win the national championship

    Charlotte Observer "One year ago, Mike Krzyzewski spoke about evaluating every facet of the Duke program. One test he started to apply at the turn of the century is this: In a five-year period, how many chances did the Blue Devils have to win a national title? This year started a new five-year period. And so far,..." March 25

  • Report: Arizona State offers Jeff Capel head coaching job

    SI "Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel has been offered the head coaching job at Arizona State, reports ESPN.com. Arizona State is seeking to replace Herb Sendek, who was fired on Tuesday after nine seasons with the program. Sendek had a 159-137 in his tenure with the Sun Devils, but failed to get..." March 25

  • Bobby Hurley reportedly front-runner for DePaul job

    Larry Brown Sports "Bobby Hurley has only been a college basketball head coach for two seasons, but that may be enough to convince a big program to hire him. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Hurley is the front-runner for the DePaul job. DePaul is looking for a new head coach after firing Oliver Purnell two..." March 25

  • Duke prepared for better results this year

    Durham Herald-Sun "It’s finally time to see if everything Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski had in mind for his program one year ago pays off. The Blue Devils were bounced from the NCAA Tournament by Mercer last March, causing the Hall of Fame coach to promise a reboot of how his team handled everything. He wasn’t..." March 20

  • College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams: Louisville On Top, Kansas Close Behind

    Forbes.com "The Louisville Cardinals are, for the fourth consecutive year, college basketball’s most valuable team. But the team’s financial success appears to have ebbed for the first time since 2009. This year Louisville is worth $38.3 million, down a hair from last year’s $39.5 million valuation. And while..." March 18

  • Christian Laettner says gay slurs hurtful while he was at Duke

    OutSports.com "On Feb. 8, 1992, Christian Laettner and his Duke Blue Devils, the defending NCAA champions, took to the court in Baton Rogue, La., against LSU and its star, Shaquille O'Neal. The crowd was in full froth and serenaded Laettner all game with nasty homophobic slurs. "Faggot! Faggot! Faggot!..." March 16

  • UM antagonist Laettner offended by 'Fab Five'

    Detroit News "One-time Michigan basketball adversary Christian Laettner, the former Duke star, is not a big fan of the 2011 ESPN documentary "Fab Five." In that film, Juwan Howard called him a "pretty boy," Jimmy King said he was "soft," and Jalen Rose and Ray Jackson claimed his was "overrated." Those..." March 12

  • Mike Krzyzewski says Syracuse was 'hit excessively' by NCAA

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The NCAA came down hard on Syracuse and head coach Jim Boeheim this month, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski thinks it was excessive. Krzyzewski appeared on SiriusXM/Mad Dog Sports Radio on Tuesday to discuss Syracuse's situation. Via CollegeBasketballTalk, the Duke coach provided his thoughts to host..." March 11