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Support Growing To Turn National Tournaments To Under-22 Events

The United States won the World Cup of Basketball while avoiding Spain in the championship game, and it was hardly a relevant moment in the mainstream sports' culture. USA Basketball also advanced their winning streak, with their most recent loss dating back to 2006.

The championship game was aired against Week 2 of the NFL season. 

As one GM told Yahoo Sports, "[Outside of the U.S. team], there's more talent and more interest from basketball fans in the NBA summer league than this event."

After the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the World Cup of Basketball and Olympic Games are destined to become an under-22 developmental tournament.

"We need to get our vets out and move our younger players in," one NBA general manager told Yahoo Sports. "The support's there for the change, and it's getting stronger."

Mike Krzyzewski's run as head coach of USA Basketball has allowed him unique access to top level recruits such as Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

College Prepared Krzyzewski For Single Elimination International Tournaments

Mike Krzyzewski believes his experience as a college coach in which the NCAA tournament is a single-game elimination format is a strong attribute for his job as head coach of the United States.

"We know that we're watched closer than anybody," Krzyzewski said. "And I'm the most prepared [coach] to do that, because we've been closely scrutinized for at least 25 years in college basketball. Actually it helps that I'm coming from that environment. 

"Another thing I think that helps when we're in these competitions is that one-and-done is what we live all the time, whether it's an ACC tournament or an NCAA tournament. I've been in 150 to 200 one-and-done games." 

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Chase Jeter Commits To Duke

Chase Jeter has committed to Duke for the class of 2015, he announced on ESPNU.

The 6-foot-10 big man is rated as a five-star recruit by every major scouting service. Jeter is ranked No. 13 in the ESPN 100 and will bring his length and shot-blocking ability to Durham. He announced his decision after scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds in the Adidas Nations 3rd Place Game.

Jeter chose the Blue Devils over a narrowed list of Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, and UNLV. He joins five-star shooting guard Luke Kennard in Duke's 2015 recruiting class.

Krzyzewski, Pitino, Calipari, Self Earn College Basketball's Highest Salaries

Mike Krzyzewski is the highest paid head coach in college basketball, making a salary of nearly $10 million per season.

Mike Krzyzewski $9,682,032 (Duke)
Rick Pitino $5,758,338 (Louisville)
John Calipari $5,511,381 (Kentucky)
Bill Self $4,960,763 (Kansas)
Billy Donovan $3,905,964 (Florida)
Tom Izzo $3,893,954 (Michigan State)
Steve Alford $3,473,973 (UCLA)
Thad Matta $3,282,000 (Ohio State)
Josh Pastner $2,650,000 (Memphis)
Sean Miller $2,627,806 (Arizona)
Rick Barnes $2,550,000 (Texas)
John Beilein $2,498,242 (Michigan)
Travis Ford $2,450,000 (Oklahoma State)
Jamie Dixon $2,445,682 (Pittsburgh)
Tony Bennett $2,291,100 (Virginia)
Lon Kruger $2,200,000 (Oklahoma)
Scott Drew $2,133,120 (Baylor)
Mark Gottfried $2,009,000 (North Carolina State)

Via Matt Norlander/CBS Sports

Scout: Jahlil Okafor Could Have Issues Not Being Explosive Around Basket

Jahlil Okafor is the top ranked incoming freshman and just completed the circuit of the McDonald's All-American Game, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic.

Okafor is one of the most polished post players to come out of high school in many years.

“He’s not explosive around the basket and so plays that need to be dunks at our level end up being blockable layups,” said one NBA scout.

“Bigs rise, and he can play immediately so he’ll go top-5 [next year],” said a GM.

Via Adam Finkelstein/ESPN

Rodney Hood To Declare For NBA Draft

Rodney Hood will leave Duke after his sophomore season.

Hood and Duke plan to make a formal announcement within the next several days, sources said.

DraftExpress.com has Hood at No. 22 overall in its most recent mock draft.

Hood played one season at Mississippi State before transferring to Duke.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Jabari Parker Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

Jabari Parker will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

"I realize how much of a privilege and an honor it is to join the ranks of the NBA," wrote Parker. "I will do everything in my power to help deliver championships to the franchise that drafts me. At the same time, I recognize the obligation to represent the league in an admirable way off the court."

Parker played one season at Duke.

"Up to this point I haven't given any thought to agents. But now that I've declared, I will turn my attention to the process of choosing someone to represent me. Money was not a factor in my decision to go pro. It won't be a factor in my choice of an agent. My number one criterion in choosing a college coach was an impeccable reputation for integrity. I'm looking for the same thing in an agent.

"This past year at Duke has been a cherished chapter in my life. I'm very fortunate to have worn the blue and white. And I will always carry with me the memories of playing in front of the Crazies at Cameron. Now it's time to write the next chapter. I can't wait to get started."

Via Jeff Benedict/Sports Illustrated

Jabari Parker Expects Draft Decision After Meeting Coach K

Jabari Parker said he expects to make a decision by next Tuesday or Wednesday on whether he will enter the June NBA Draft.

Parker plans to meet Mike Krzyzewski to make his decision.

"It's a very tough decision especially potentially leaving behind my coach and the program that really helped me out this year, so I really have to keep them in consideration in this whole process," Parker said on Friday.

Parker does not view returning for his sophomore season at Duke as risky.

"I think there's no risk," Parker said. "I think the community at Duke has really done a good job of taking care of my safety and they make sure that everything is done by the playbook. My parents, they come from different backgrounds. They don't even value money. My situation isn't the best, but they're not complaining and I've been going on this long so why can't I wait another year? That's the mindset in my head that keeps me moving."

Via ESPN

Several NBA Scouts Claim Jabari Parker Will Stay At Duke

Jabari Parker has yet to make a decision about whether to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft or return to Duke for his sophomore season.

Parker has until April 27th to decide.

Parker is reportedly considering returning to Duke so strongly "that several scouts are claiming he's coming back to school," writes Chad Ford.

Ford, however, expects Parker to ultimately decide to declare this season.

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Steve Wojciechowski Hired By Marquette

Marquette has hired Steve Wojciechowski as head coach.

Wojciechowski has been on Mike Krzyzewski's coaching staff at Duke since 1999 and was elevated to associate head coach in 2008.

Wojciechowski replaces Buzz Williams, who left last month for Virginia Tech.

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN

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McDermott, Parker Headline AP All-American Team

Shabazz Napier, Sean Kilpatrick and Russ Smith joined Doug McDermott and Jabari Parker on the All-American team.

Mike Krzyzewski Plans On Remaining At Least Five More Seasons At Duke

Mike Krzyzewski is 67 and leads all Division I men's coaches with 983 wins.

Jabari Parker: College Career 'Incomplete'

Duke was eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by Mercer.

Virginia Beats Duke To Win 2014 ACC Tournament

Joe Harris was named MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Malcolm Brogdon, Jabari Parker, T.J. Warren and Talib Zanna.

Warren, Parker Headline ACC Awards

Joining T.J. Warren on the All-ACC First Team are Jabari Parker, C.J. Fair, K.J. McDaniels and Marcus Paige.

Jabari Parker Remains Undecided On Draft

Jabari Parker remains undecided about whether he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

Myles Turner To Take Official Visits To Ohio State, Ok. St. Kansas, Duke, Texas

Myles Turner is an athletic, 6-11 center out of Texas.

Many GMs Would Still Consider Jabari Parker No. 1 Overall If He Went On Mormon Mission

Jabari Parker would almost certainly be a top-3 pick if he declares for the 2014 NBA Draft, but it isn't a lock that he leaves Duke after just one season.

Alex Murphy Transfers To Florida

Alex Murphy recently left Duke where he was not receiving substantial playing time.

Some Scouts Shifting Prediction For First Pick From Wiggins To Parker

Jabari Parker could likely become the focal point of his NBA team's offense, while Andrew Wiggins would need to grow into that role.

Alex Murphy Transfers From Duke

Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker each average over 30 minutes per game at the position Alex Murphy would play.

Wiggins Ranks Ahead Of Parker, Randle, Smart In Offensive Rating

Andrew Wiggins has the highest offensive rating among potential No. 1 picks at 134.2.

Justise Winslow Commits To Duke

Justise Winslow, a 6'5 small forward out of St. John's School in Houston, is ranked 14th overall in the class of 2014.

Scouts Begin Seeing Rodney Hood As Possible Lottery Pick

Rodney Hood has had an excellent start to his sophomore season, averaging 21.8 points on 72.3 percent shooting from the floor and 72.7 percent shooting from distance.

Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones Commit To Duke

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones have committed to Duke.

Durant Credits Technology For Advanced Games Of Wiggins, Parker

Kevin Durant credits technology for why so many young players enter college with an advanced skill-set.

Okafor, Tyus Jones, Alexander To Announce Commitments On Friday

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones have long said they would attend the same school.

Duke Adds SportVU To Cameron Indoor Stadium For 13-14 Season

SportVU, already with a deal to be installed in every NBA arena, has entered the college basketball market with Duke.
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