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Frank Jackson Commits To Duke

Sep 2, 2015 12:33 PM

Frank Jackson has committed to Duke, choosing to join Mike Krzyzewski over Stanford, Utah and BYU.

Jackson had previously planned on going on a two-year Mormon mission after graduating high school, but his rise up scouting boards made him reconsider his plans.

Jackson gives Duke a commit for the 2016 class who can be a scoring guard at both positions. Jackson is currently ranked 14th by ESPN on their Top 100 recruits of the class.

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Harry Giles Narrows List To UNC, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Wake Forest

Jul 20, 2015 7:25 PM

Harry Giles, the number one recruit in the class of 2016, has narrowed his list of schools to five.

Giles is a 6'10 power forward out of Wesleyan Christian Academy.

North Carolina, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and Wake Forest are on Giles' list.

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Jayson Tatum Commits To Duke

Jul 12, 2015 11:15 PM

Jayson Tatum has committed to Duke, picking the Blue Devils over Kentucky, North Carolina and Saint Louis.

Tatum is ranked No. 2 in the Class of 2016.

"I love the way the program is run and I love the way the academics are set up," Tatum said of Duke. "My relationships with the Duke coaches were the best, and they made me a priority. They did the best job of recruiting me and have been at almost all my games, and that means a lot."

A 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward from Chaminade College Prep in Saint Louis, Tatum is a versatile and efficient perimeter player.

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Tags: Jayson Tatum, Duke Blue Devils, High School, NCAA, NCAA Commitment

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Brandon Ingram Commits To Duke

Apr 27, 2015 6:12 PM

Brandon Ingram has committed to Duke as a member of the 2015 recruiting class, he announced on Monday.

The 6-foot-8 small forward is ranked as the No. 3 prospect in the ESPN 100. Ingram was one of the top risers late in the recruiting process after excelling at the McDonald's All-American Game and Nike Hoop Summit. He's considered a likely one-and-done prospect due to his length and shooting ability.

A North Carolina native from Kinston High School, Ingram chose the local Blue Devils over Kansas, Kentucky, N.C. State, North Carolina, and UCLA. He becomes the fifth commit for Duke's 2015 recruiting class, joining five-star center Chase Jeter, five-star point guard Derryck Thornton, four-star shooting guard Luke Kennard, and three-star center Antonio Vrankovic.

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Derryck Thornton Reclassifies, Commits To Duke

Apr 21, 2015 1:06 PM

Derryck Thornton has decided to reclassify and commit to Duke for the 15-16 season.

Thornton now is the third-ranked point guard and 17th overall player in 2015.

Duke was facing the 15-16 season without a true point guard following the departure of Tyus Jones.

"I have been considering reclassifying up for months, so it's been on my mind," Thornton said.

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Tags: Derryck Thornton, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NCAA Recruiting, NCAA Commitment

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Tyus Jones Leaves Duke For NBA Draft

Apr 15, 2015 1:38 PM

Tyus Jones has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft after one season at Duke.

"Tyus could not have done a better job for us this past year," Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement. "We're so very happy for him and his family to have the opportunity to declare for the draft.

"He's going to get a lot better, but people have already seen him and know how he handles himself, especially in pressure situations and in the biggest games. He comes through like a champion! I loved coaching him, and I believe he'll be an outstanding professional. At this time, I think is so appropriate for him to take advantage of this opportunity."

RealGM's Shams Charania reported last week that Jones had begun meeting with potential agents and was moving towards declaring for the draft.


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Justise Winslow Leaves Duke For NBA Draft

Apr 14, 2015 4:38 PM

Justise Winslow has declared for the 2015 NBA Draft.

Winslow helped lead Duke to the 2015 National Championship in his lone season with the school.

Winslow, the third-highest freshman scorer in the ACC this season, averaged 12.5 points per game on 48.6 percent shooting from the field.

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Tyus Jones Scheduling Agent Meetings, Moving Toward Declaring For Draft

Apr 10, 2015 11:43 AM

Tyus Jones is proceeding toward plans to declare for the NBA Draft and is scheduling representation meetings, sources told RealGM.

Jones was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four for Duke.

Jones averaged 11.6 points, 5.8 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game in his freshman season.

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Jahlil Okafor Declares For NBA Draft

Apr 9, 2015 5:54 PM

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. “This is a tremendous opportunity for Jahlil and he has earned it. Obviously, he has done an incredible job here at Duke and he will always be a part of our Duke basketball family. We could not be happier for he and his family.” 

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Grayson Allen Remaining At Duke For Sophomore Season

Apr 7, 2015 7:28 PM

Grayson Allen has decided to return to Duke for his sophomore season instead of declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft, sources tell RealGM.

Allen scored 16 points in the National Championship Game.

Allen's playing time increased deep in the tournament.

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NBA Execs Believe Tyus Jones' Stock Will Never Be Higher
Tyus Jones is expected to be a late first round pick if he leaves Duke for the NBA.

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Tyus Jones Named Most Outstanding Player Of Final Four
Joining Tyus Jones on the All-Final Four Team were Justise Winslow, Grayson Allen, Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker.

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Kaminsky, Okafor, Grant, Cauley-Stein, Russell Named To AP All-American Team
Frank Kaminsky headlines the 2014-15 AP All-American Team as a unanimous selection.

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Kentucky, Duke 5-Point Favorites In Final Four
Kentucky versus Duke is the probable matchup in the National Championship Game.

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Current NBA, International Alumni From Sweet 16 Schools
Kentucky and Duke have 18 former players in the NBA apiece, while UCLA has the most total professionals with 34.

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Kentucky, Villanova, Duke, Wisconsin Earn No. 1 Seeds
Kentucky is the number one overall seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament and are the top seed in the Midwest Region

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Jahlil Okafor Headlines 2015 ACC Awards
Jahlil Okafor has been named the 2015 ACC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

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Kaminsky, Okafor, Russell Headline Wooden Award 15
Frank Kaminsky is one of 12 upperclassmen to be nominated, while Jahlil Okafor is one of just three underclassmen.

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Rasheed Sulaimon Accused Of Sexual Assault Against Two Women
Sources say Mike Krzyzewski knew about the allegations as early as 10 months before Rasheed Sulaimon was dropped from the team.


Top NBA Draft Prospects (February Stats)
Karl-Anthony Towns had the best PER of any of the likely top prospects of the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Dick Vitale Won't Call Duke-UNC For First Time Since 1979
Jay Bilas will call the game with Dan Shulman.

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ACC, Pac-12, SEC Have Most Players Currently In NBA
Duke has 20 current NBA players, while North Carolina and Kentucky each have 18.

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Rasheed Sulaimon Dismissed From Duke's Basketball Program
Rasheed Sulaimon appeared in all 20 games this season and averaged 7.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

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Okafor, Mudiay, Towns, Cauley-Stein, Porzingis In New DraftExpress Top-5
ahlil Okafor, Emmanuel Mudiay, Karl Towns, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kristaps Porzingis comprise the DraftExpress top-5.

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Semi Ojeleye Transfers From Duke To SMU
Semi Ojeleye has committed to SMU after transferring from Duke

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Jahlil Okafor Remains Consensus No. 1 Player In 2015 NBA Draft
Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds for Duke.

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Jahlil Okafor Considered By NBA Teams As Consensus Top Prospect In 2015
Jahlil Okafor is one of the best low post scorer prospects in many years.

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Krzyzewski Expects Jahlil Okafor To Leave Duke After Freshman Season
Jahlil Okafor is currently projected as the top overall pick by DraftExpress.

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Okafor, Paige, Kaminsky, Harrell, VanVleet Named Preseason All-Americans
Joining Okafor on the team are North Carolina junior point guard Marcus Paige, Wisconsin senior forward Frank Kaminsky, Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell and Wichita State junior point Fred VanVleet.


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