1. Amile Jefferson: Can He Change the Perception of the Duke Big Man?

    Duke simply had to get Amile Jefferson (news via Associated Press) if they were to remain one of the elite programs in college basketball. Not that they absolutely need him for success next season, but this changes things in the recruiting circles...

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  2. Has Nerlens Noel Given Himself Too Much Pressure by Replacing Anthony Davis?

    Any 6’10” basketball player can block a high proportion of shots in high school if they try hard enough however at the college basketball level it takes a certain amount of savvy and knowledge to block shots and stay out of foul trouble...

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  3. Thomas Robinson Is Now the Best Post Player in College Basketball

    Back in November, I wrote that Thomas Robinson of the Kansas Jayhawks could be the surprise first pick in the next NBA draft...

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  4. Are Duke Blue Devils Really Overrated?

    Duke can only be overrated if other teams are underrated. Only two such teams stand out: No. 7 Missouri and No. 12 Indiana...

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  5. Duke Blue Devils' No.1 New Year Resolution

    Hubert Davis, commenting during the Duke versus Pennsylvania game, thinks the Blue Devils need to work on a few things in order to improve their chances of tournament success in March...

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  6. Duke's Seth Curry Emerges from Slump as Quinn Cook Shines

    At the moment, Duke (12-1) has the second-best record among ACC teams (Virginia is 13-1) and they are winning the games they are supposed to win...

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  7. Kyle Singler: A Closer Look at His Decision to Spurn the NBA

    Kyle Singler caused a stir when he decided to sign with a major European team rather than play in the NBA in the upcoming season. The NBA is the ultimate dream for a basketball player; most will grab a chance to do so as soon possible...

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  8. Duke Blue Devils: Can the Current Roster Be Considered Unathletic?

    Last night’s game against Ohio State had a déjà vu feeling about it. It reminded me of the St. Johns game last season where a not entirely different Blue Devil team suffered a similar embarrassing loss...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 1,352 reads 107 comments

  9. Duke's Austin Rivers Has No Animosity Toward His Critics

    Austin Rivers has had a solid start to his career at Duke. They are undefeated and are the current champions of the Maui tournament. Plus, he was part of a team that saw Coach K become the winningest coach in Division I men’s basketball...

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  10. Duke Continues to Recruit Elite Guards with the Committment of Matt Jones

    In the last five years, John Calipari has made a name for himself as a coach that recruits the best guards. He had Derrick Rose in 2007, followed by Tyreke Evans at Memphis, then John Wall and Brandin Knight when he moved to Kentucky...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 1,326 reads 9 comments

  11. Duke vs. Ohio State: Why Mason Plumlee Should Be Wary of Jared Sullinger

    Mason Plumlee had a great game last Wednesday against Kansas and their star forward, Thomas Robinson. He scored 17 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked two shots in the Duke win...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 3,113 reads 7 comments

  12. Ryan Kelly: Time To Crown Duke Junior as the "New Bearded One"

    The last time Duke had an upperclassman grow a beard for the entire season, Mike Krzyzewski won his fourth championship. Brian Zoubek was an integral part of the 2010 championship team, even though he wasn’t a high scorer...

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  13. Maui Tournament Shows That Duke's Inconsistency Is Their Strength

    It must be hard for an opposing coach to scout Duke because throughout the Maui Tournament they have proven that on any given night any player can step up...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 1,659 reads 16 comments

  14. Austin Rivers Thinks He and Seth Curry Are Getting Better Together for Duke

    There are many similarities between Duke's leading scorers, Austin Rivers and Seth Curry, one being both players have fathers who played in the NBA...

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  15. Mike Krzyzewski Still Thinks Austin Rivers Will Be a Terrific Player for Duke

    Austin Rivers scored five points in a win over Michigan State and it was because he was playing superior competition. He scored 18 points, defeating another big conference team, last night, and it was considered inefficient...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 2,021 reads 34 comments

  16. Duke Basketball: Why Blue Devils Should Be a Better Team After the Maui

    “You have to go through the fire to find out where you are as a team,” said Cuonzo Martin , “You have to hit that tough spot, that rough patch, where you’ve lost a couple of games...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 3,871 reads 31 comments

  17. Mike Krzyzewski Makes Duke Blue Devils Underrated

    Every win is milestone, from here on, for Coach Krzyzewski who recently passed his mentor, Bob Knight, for most wins in Division one Men’s basketball. Coach K needed three wins to pass Bob Knight and he achieved this in three games...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 3,555 reads 51 comments

  18. Austin Rivers: One Bad Game Does Not Make Duke Freshman Overrated

    Beneath the celebration of Mike Krzyzewski surpassing his mentor, Bob Knight, for most career wins was the abysmal play of Austin Rivers. Against the Michigan State Spartans, Rivers had a game that can only be described as a learning experience...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 2,127 reads 59 comments

  19. Miles and Mason Plumlee Are Truly the Strength of Duke Basketball

    The Plumlee brothers had a nice start to the season but will need to step it up for Michigan State. Coach K needs one more win to break Bob Knight’s career wins record, but Tom Izzo and the Spartans won’t hand it to him...

    Ro Shiell Written by Ro Shiell about 3 years ago 1,284 reads 29 comments

  20. Rasheed Sulaimon Is Very Passionate About the Duke Blue Devils

    Rasheed Sulaimon followed through on his verbal commitment and signed with Duke on Wednesday. It will be the third year in a row that Duke has brought in a high ranking guard. Last year was Kyrie Irving...

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  21. Does Alex Poythress Signing with Kentucky Mean They Lose Shabazz Muhammad?

    It’s mostly a guessing game trying to figure out which school a recruit may be leaning towards most, but it can be fun...

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  22. Thomas Robinson May Well Be the First Pick in the 2012 NBA Draft

    Much has been made of the super-sophomores Harrison Barnes, Perry Jones, Jared Sullinger and Terrence Jones not entering the NBA draft after their freshman season. They all have their own reasons, even if ultimately they feared the NBA lockout...

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  23. Kyrie Irving: Coach K Told Me I Was a Pro Right Out of High School

    ESPN spoke to numerous players that left college after only one season for the NBA. The players were asked about what they thought of the one and done rule (currently, players ...

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  24. Duke Has 3 of Grantland's All-Time Top 50 College Basketball Players

    Chuck Klosterman of Grantland just made a top 50 list of college basketball players over the years, which is described as; A very specific, purely subjective, totally infuriating list...

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  25. Ultimate Starting 5 for Duke and North Carolina in Kings of Tobacco Road Game

    With the NBA on lockdown, basketball players have a lot of time on their hands. It has been now agreed that former North Carolina NBA players will play Duke's former players in a game dubbed the"Kings of Tobacco Road...

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