Duke Rumors & News

  • Kansas State ramping up interest in Duke basketball transfer Semi Ojeleye

    Kansas.com "Kansas State has ramped up its interest in Duke transfer Semi Ojeleye, according to his former AAU basketball coach. Though the Wildcats waited more than 24 hours after Ojeleye’s transfer was announced to reach out to the 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Ottawa, Mokan Elite coach Matt Suther..." December 19

  • Justin Robinson, The Admiral's son, heading to Duke as preferred walk-on

    USA Today "Justin Robinson, the son of Hall of Famer David Robinson, will attend Duke next season as a preferred walk-on, according to 247Sports.com. Justin, a 6-7 power forward from San Antonio Christian, gained early admission to Duke based on his academic credentials. Robinson’s school is off to a 14-4..." December 16

  • Forward Ojeleye leaving Duke

    USA Today "Duke says forward Semi Ojeleye is leaving the program. School officials said Sunday that Ojeleye received a full release and is expected to transfer to another Division I school. Ojeleye is a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Ottawa, Kansas, who averaged three points and 2.3 rebounds in six..." December 15

  • Duke's ready to rely on freshmen

    SB Nation "It's been a long road since that somber day in March with the world watching. Mercer's Kevin Canevari captivated a country after the Bears stunned the Duke Blue Devils in their first game of the NCAA Tournament. Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood departed for the NBA, but a gaggle of Dookies stayed..." November 26

  • Duke freshman Okafor already proving he's top of the class

    Fox Sports Carolinas "Mike Krzyzewski's Duke teams rarely lack for overall talent. His current roster boasts nine McDonald's All-Americans, tied with top-ranked Kentucky for the country's greatest collection of individual talent, and he's brought in 11 five-star recruits this decade. Perhaps more importantly, relative..." November 22

  • Freshman Jahlil Okafor ready to take mantle as Duke's star

    SI.com "The class is called Decoding Disney. It is an introductory writing course at Duke, and it explores the values, messages and ideology in some of the company’s canonical films. In his first semester of college, Jahlil Okafor is lucky enough to like all of his classes. As a Disney fan, this is one of..." November 15

  • Coach K expects Okafor to be one-and-done

    ESPN.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't expect first-team All-American pick Jahlil Okafor to hang around long. "We won't have him long," Krzyzewski said. "We'll have him this year and then he'll be one of the top [NBA] picks." Okafor, also named the preseason player of the year by CBS Sports,..." November 06

  • Okafor, Kaminsky headline AP preseason All-America team

    SI.com "The Associated Press released its preseason All-America team on Monday. The five players who made the team are Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, North Carolina's Marcus Paige, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky and Louisville's Montrezl Harrell. Okafor, a freshman center, was the..." November 04

  • Coach K criticizes President Obama's military strategy

    USA Today "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski was awarded the Goerge Catlett Marshall Medal by the Association of the United States Army in Washington D.C. in October, and during the ceremony, Coach K spoke out on President Obama and ISIS. In his speech, which The Daily Beast shared a video of, Krzyzewski..." November 04

  • Duke, Coach K adapt to one-and-done approach

    USA Today "Each fall, hundreds of talented teenagers arrive on college campuses expecting to find a place they'll call home for about eight months. Most ultimately will have to stay longer, but a select handful will make up college basketball's latest crop of one-and-dones. Most of those spend those..." November 01

  • Duke, Wisconsin, VCU headline field for 2015 2K Classic

    CBSSports.com "Duke, Wisconsin, Georgetown, and VCU will be the four headline programs in the 2015 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden. Specific dates and matchups for the event have yet to be determined." October 14

  • Coach K refutes Team USA gig benefits Duke

    ESPN.com "Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said the notion that coaching USA Basketball gives him a recruiting advantage is "utterly ridiculous." In his first news conference since leading the U.S. men's national team to gold in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Krzyzewski pushed back against points raised by a..." September 19

  • Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim responds to Yahoo article, calls it completely 'off-base'

    Syracuse.com "Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim returned from his trip to Spain with USA Basketball and refuted a Yahoo article that portrayed the program as a propaganda piece for Duke basketball. Boeheim, sitting behind his desk at the Melo Center on Wednesday with a lunch of Pepsi and popcorn, took aim at many..." September 17

  • Five-star 2015 small forward cuts list to six schools

    College Basketball Talk "6-foot-8 small forward Brandon Ingram has developed into one of the nation’s top prospects, with the Kinston, North Carolina native ranked 18th nationally by Rivals.com. With the production has come the attention of some of the best college basketball programs in the country, and on Sunday Ingram..." September 02

  • What if ... Duke had fired Mike Krzyzewski?

    ESPN.com "Drop a pebble in the water; just a splash and it’s gone; But there’s half a hundred ripples circling on and on and on, Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea. And there’s no way of telling where the end is going to be. -- James W. Foley Tom Butters..." August 12

  • Duke’s Jones Wants to Partner with Cook

    Basketball Insiders "Once the season gets started in a few months, (Tyus) Jones could beat out senior Quinn Cook for the starting position, but the freshman says he’s not working against him. “We’re looking at it as, we’re both trying to get better,” Jones said in an interview with The Associated Press. “We’re both..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Highly touted recruit Chase Jeter verbally commits to Duke

    SI.com "Heralded 2015 prospect Chase Jeter announced his verbal commitment to Duke Monday night on an ESPNU telecast. "I just liked the feel of the environment," Jeter said after announcing his commitment. "Cameron Indoor is a great place, a great basketball environment and I just felt like it was the..." August 05

  • Grant Hill gives $1.25 million to Duke

    Raleigh News & Observer "Grant Hill, part of Duke’s 1991 and 1992 national championship teams, has donated $1.25 million to his alma mater, the school announced Wednesday. Hill, who graduated from Duke in 1994 with a degree in history and played in the NBA for 19 seasons, has designated $1 million of his gift to go to..." July 30

  • Ryan Kelly’s younger brother added to Duke roster

    College Basketball Talk "Duke released their roster for the 2014-2015 season this week, and the only name that was a surprise was Sean Kelly. Kelly is a 6-foot-3 senior guard that will walk-on to the team. He’s the younger brother of Ryan Kelly, the 6-foot-11 former Duke forward that graduated in 2013. He’s currently..." July 03

  • How Rodney Hood used his redshirt year at Duke to transform into possible lottery pick

    Pro Basketball Talk "Among 2014 NBA Draft prospects, Rodney Hood has the unique experience of being one of the few early entrants who transferred schools and had a redshirt year. After Hood spent his freshman season at Mississippi State under former head coach Rick Stansbury in 2011-12, the native of Meridian,..." June 01

  • Coach K: Chris Mullin the recruit 'who got away'

    SI - NCAAB - One and One "Mike Krzyzewski has recruited some of the top high school players in the country during his tenure at Duke. From Grant Hill to Jay Williams to Jahlil Okafor, a long line of heralded prospects have joined the Blue Devils. Of course, Kryzyzewski has had his share of recruiting misses, too. Answering..." May 30

  • Kentucky has best odds to win the 2014-2015 Men’s Basketball National Title

    College Basketball Talk "As you might have expected, after losing just two players to the NBA Draft, Kentucky has become the favorite to win the national title at 5/1 odds. Duke (9/1) and Wisconsin (16/1) round out the top three, but the most interesting bet here seems to be Arizona, who is getting 16/1 odds. After..." April 28

  • Observations: Jahlil Okafor best college big man since Tim Duncan?

    CBSSports.com "1. Duke's Jahlil Okafor is going to remind people of Tim Duncan. I'm not saying Okafor is going to be Tim Duncan because that wouldn't be fair. Duncan is one of the best big men to ever basketball at any level, but Okafor is going to be the best pure center that the college game has seen in..." April 24

  • Blue Devils land transfer Sean Obi

    ESPN.com "The Duke Blue Devils have landed Rice Owls transfer Sean Obi. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound big man told ESPN.com that he committed to Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils on Monday night. The Nigerian native averaged 11.4 points and led Conference USA in rebounding (9.3) as a freshman this past..." April 21

  • Rodney Hood leaves Duke for draft

    ESPN.com "One day after freshman star Jabari Parker officially left for the NBA, fellow Duke forward Rodney Hood did the same. The 6-foot-8 Hood, who played just one season in Durham after transferring from Mississippi State, is considered a definitive first-rounder by many NBA executives and could wind..." April 18

  • Duke’s Jabari Parker will make 2014 NBA Draft decision on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman on Monday, but the 6-foot-8 forward will also decide on his future this week, according to a report from the AP. Parker — in Oklahoma City to accept the Tisdale Award — told the AP..." April 15

  • Arizona favored to win next year's college hoops title

    Covers.com "The nets at AT&T Stadium in Dallas are just freshly cut down by national champions Connecticut, but that doesn't mean we cant start looking ahead to futures for the winner of next year's Big Dance. The Arizona Wildcats and head coach Sean Miller, were oh so close to this year's Final Four and..." April 09

  • What went wrong with ACC hoops this season

    Fox Sports South "The numbers aren't pretty for the ACC, any way you slice it. A hoops-dominated conference that recently expanded in the hopes of becoming the nation's preeminent basketball league missed on that mark in Year 1. And it's been trending downward for quite some time. This marks the fourth..." April 02

  • Duke commit Grayson Allen is the player you will love to hate

    SB Nation "Meet Grayson Allen, a 6'4 shooting guard from Jacksonville Fla. He's going to Duke next year, and he already knows you're going to hate him. "I think it's going to be a lot of fun," Allen said of the taunting he's expecting from opposing fans next season on Tuesday at the media session for the..." April 02

  • Several scouts believe Jabari Parker will return to Duke

    Sporting News "Duke forward Jabari Parker — projected as the No. 1 pick by Sporting News — will be a surefire lottery pick if he chooses to enter the NBA draft. But that may not be enough for Parker, who is considering a second collegiate season, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com (via Real GM). Multiple NBA..." April 02

  • Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski to interview for Marquette job

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski will interview with Marquette, according to the Durham Herald Sun. He has been with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for 19 years, four as a decorated point guard and 15 as an assistant. Coach Wojo, as he is known, would be a good hire based on his..." April 01

  • Marquette hires Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski as coach

    CBSSports.com "Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Marquette, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. A formal announcement is expected soon. CBSSports.com previously reported that Wojciechowski interviewed with Marquette..." April 01

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBSSports.com "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBSSports.com "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Coach K plan: At least 5 more years at Duke

    ESPN.com "Mike Krzyzewski will remain synonymous with Duke for the forseeable future, as the coach said Wednesday that he plans to coach the Blue Devils for at least five more seasons. "I'm looking forward to the next five years," Krzyzewski said during his end-of-season address to reporters. "What do we..." March 27

  • Will Jabari Parker stay at Duke, team with Jahlil Okafor?

    CSN Chicago "A first-round exit to Mercer was not how Jabari Parker expected capping his freshman season at Duke. And it's because of that shocking upset in the NCAA tournament that many are speculating that Parker, who's expected to be selected as one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, might opt to stay in..." March 26

  • Grant Hill, Shaquille O'Neal headline 2014 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Grant Hill and Shaquille O'Neal had long, successful NBA careers, but before making their impact as pros they terrorized their opponents as college stars at Duke And LSU, respectively. Now they're being recognized for their collegiate greatness. The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame..." March 25

  • Five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard announces committment to Duke

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Luke Kennard, a five-star shooting guard of Franklin, Ohio, announced his commitment to Duke during an assembly at his high school on Monday evening. Rated by Rivals.com the No. 16 overall prospect in the 2015 recruiting class, Kennard chose the Blue Devils over Ohio State and Kentucky. "I..." March 24

  • Roddy White tries to get out of March Madness season-ticket bet

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons receiver Roddy White plans only to partially pay off a March Madness bet he made with a fan on Twitter. After White tweeted that he thought Duke would win the NCAA Championship, he heard from a fan on Twitter named Dylan Hoyt who said that Mercer (located 90 miles south of Atlanta)..." March 23

  • Roddy White kind of pays off bet to fan who picked Mercer-Duke upset

    CBSSports.com "If you're interested in Atlanta Falcons season tickets and you don't want to pay for them, then just go argue college basketball with Roddy White on Twitter and you might get them for free. That's what one fan did. White was asked on March 18 how far he thought Duke would go in the NCAA..." March 22

  • Mercer shocks No. 3 seed Duke for first NCAA tourney win

    CBSSports.com "Daniel Coursey scored 17 points and Mercer pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA Tournament so far by knocking off Duke 78-71 on Friday. Jakob Gollon added 20 points for the 14th-seeded Bears. The senior-laden Bears were simply too much for a Duke team with stars Rodney Hood and freshman..." March 21

  • Mercer Advances to Round of 32 with 78-71 Win over No. 3 Duke

    MercerBears.com "In what may be described as one of the biggest upsets in recent NCAA Tournament history, the No. 14 seeded Mercer men's basketball team made all the plays down the stretch to capture a 78-71 win over No. 3 seeded Duke in the second round of the Midwest Regional on Friday afternoon at PNC Arena...." March 21

  • Mercer Basketball to Meet Duke in NCAA Second Round

    MercerBears.com "The Mercer men's basketball team received the No. 14 seed in the in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional as announced by the tournament selection committee on Sunday evening. Mercer is set to face third-seeded Duke on Friday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., with game time scheduled for 12:15..." March 20

  • A Guard's Game

    Durham Herald-Sun "Duke has played games where it displayed a more traditional player rotation and others where Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski has subbed five guys in as a group. Postseason play, more specifically the NCAA Tournament, means things could change again, particularly with perimeter..." March 20

  • Jabari Parker finds a new home

    The Duke Chronicle "In his first—and likely only—season with the Blue Devils, Jabari Parker wasted no time becoming one of college basketball's household names. But Parker did not just come to Duke to score 19.3 points per game, learn from head coach Mike Krzyzewski and have a shot at hoisting a national championship..." March 20

  • Krzyzewski’s idea of building around Parker and Hood became reality

    Charlotte Observer "After Duke beat N.C. State in the ACC tournament, Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski, Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood all sat in a row, fielding questions from the media. Midway through, Krzyzewski was asked if, since Parker has commanded such a national spotlight, Hood has been unfairly stuck in his..." March 19

  • Jabari Parker named Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year

    CBSSports.com "Duke forward Jabari Parker has been named the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year. Parker will be presented with the award on April 14 in Oklahoma City. Kansas' Joel Embiid, Syracuse's Tyler Ennis, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Kansas' Andrew Wiggins round out the Freshman All-America..." March 18

  • No. 6 Virginia Cavaliers Clinch ACC Title Over No. 7 Duke, 72-63

    VirginiaSports.com "Malcolm Brogdon scored 23 points and No. 6 Virginia claimed its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title since 1976 by beating No. 7 Duke 72-63 on Sunday. Tournament MVP Joe Harris added 15 points and hit the backbreaking 3-pointer with just under 2 minutes remaining for the top-seeded..." March 17

  • Duke 75, N.C. State 67

    ProSportsDaily "Jabari Parker scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as the Blue Devils advanced to the ACC championship game. Duke (26-7) will face Virginia in the conference title game at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday after getting 16 points from Rasheed Sulaimon and 14 points each from Rodney Hood..." March 16

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