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Mike Krzyzewski Advising Lakers On Head Coaching Search

May 14, 2024 1:41 PM

Mike Krzyzewski has been an unofficial resource for the Los Angeles Lakers during their head coaching search, sources tell The Athletic.

Krzyzewski nearly joined the Lakers as head coach in 2004 on a five-year, $40 million contract.

J.J. Redick, who played at Duke under Krzyzewski, is one of the candidates being considered by the Lakers.

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Tags: Los Angeles Lakers, Duke Blue Devils, NBA

Jeremy Roach Transfers To Baylor From Duke

Apr 27, 2024 2:23 PM

Jeremy Roach is transferring from Duke to Baylor. Roach is also exploring the 2024 NBA Draft process as an Early Entry Candidate.

Roach was a four-year starter for the Blue Devils. He'll use his "bonus" year due to COVID-19 impacts to play for the Bears.

Roach averaged 13.9 points, 3.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game for Duke last season. Roach also shot 46.8% from the field, including 42.9% on three-pointers.

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Tags: Jeremy Roach, Duke Blue Devils, Baylor Bears, NCAA, NCAA Transfer

Jared McCain Enters NBA Draft

Apr 12, 2024 1:56 PM

Duke guard Jared McCain has declared as an Early Entry Candidate for the 2024 NBA Draft. Mccain played one season for the Blue Devils.

McCain averaged 14.3 points on 46/41/89 shooting splits, 5.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals in his lone college season. The 6-foot-3 combo guard shows up as a late-lottery to mid-20s pick in most mock drafts.

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Kyle Filipowski Leaves Duke For NBA Draft

Apr 12, 2024 1:52 PM

Duke big man Kyle Filipowski announced he's declaring for the 2024 NBA Draft. Filipowski played two seasons for the Blue Devils.

As a sophomore, the 7-foot Filipowski averaged 16.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 blocks per game. He's considered a mid-first-round pick by most draft experts.

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Projected 2025 Lottery Pick Khaman Maluach Commits To Duke

Mar 6, 2024 1:26 PM

Khaman Maluach has committed to Duke as an incoming member of the 2024 class. Maluach is an expected top-5 pick in the 2025 NBA draft class.

"Duke is home, that's where I belong." Maluach said. "This was the hardest decision I've ever made. I felt like I could succeed anywhere, but I was most comfortable going to Duke. All the schools that were recruiting me are big-time programs, but in terms of my development and the relationships I built with the coaches, they were the best."

Duke's incoming class also includes projected No. 1 pick Cooper Flagg, and the 7th, 18th, 22nd and 37th ESPN recruits in Isaiah Evans, Patrick Ngongba, Kon Knueppel and Darren Harris.

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Tags: Khaman Maluach, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Cooper Flagg, Ace Bailey Top Initial 2025 NBA Mock Draft

Feb 26, 2024 10:30 AM

Cooper Flagg of Montverde Academy is the projected first overall pick in the 2025 NBA Draft. Flagg will attend Duke University next season. Flagg is a 6-foot-9 combo forward. He reclassified to enroll at Duke a year early.

Airious "Ace" Bailey of McEachern High School is the projected second overall pick. Bailey will attend Rutgers University in the fall. Bailey has great size at the wing position, as he's listed at 6-foot-10.

The 2025 class is expected to be a deep one. Several potential one-and-done college players and international prospects are atop the rankings.

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Tags: Cooper Flagg, Ace Bailey, Duke Blue Devils, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft Mock Drafts

Cooper Flagg Commits To Duke

Oct 30, 2023 9:17 AM

Cooper Flagg has committed to Duke University. Flagg is considered the likely top overall pick in the 2025 NBA Draft.

Flagg is a 6-foot-9 forward. The Maine native is finishing his high school career at Montverde Academy, which has produced dozens of NBA draft picks over the past decade. Flagg reclassified to graduate high school in 2024, so that he could attend college a year early.

In 2022, Flagg was a part of the United States gold medal team at the U17 World Cup. Flagg averaged 9.3 points, 10 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 2.9 blocks as a 15-year-old.

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Tags: Cooper Flagg, Duke Blue Devils, NCAA, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General, NCAA Commitment