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Duke Basketball Report May 22, 2022
Duke And The NBA Draft: A Paolo Banchero Update

Duke And The NBA Draft: A Paolo Banchero Update

WINSTON SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 12: Paolo Banchero #5 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a dunk against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second half of their game at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2022 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Duke won 76-64. | Photo by Grant Halverson/ So Houston seems intrigued As you probably know, the 2022 NBA Draft order is set and the top three picks will be made by Orlando, Oklahoma City and Houston. Everyone keeps their cards close at this stage and the gamesmanship is intense. It’s also...
Duke Basketball Report May 19, 2022
Dick Vitale Has A Preference For the 2022 NBA Draft

Dick Vitale Has A Preference For the 2022 NBA Draft

Apr 2, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Sweat flies through the air as Duke Blue Devils forward Paolo Banchero (5) saves a ball from going out of bounds against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half during the 2022 NCAA men’s basketball tournament Final Four semifinals at Caesars Superdome.  | Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports And it’s hard to argue. ESPN’s Dick Vitale, who recently kicked cancer’s ass for the second time, and both late in life (we just thought we’d work that in), has some thoughts about the draft and who is, if not necessarily the best...
Duke Basketball Report May 18, 2022
NBA Draft Lottery: Orlando Leaning Towards Jabari Smith With #1 Pick?

NBA Draft Lottery: Orlando Leaning Towards Jabari Smith With #1 Pick?

 CHICAGO,IL - MAY 17: NBA Prospect, Paolo Banchero poses for a portrait during the 2022 NBA Draft Combine Circuit on May 17, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.  | Photo by Brian Sevald/NBAE via It’s all guesswork and gamesmanship for now...but what fun! The NBA Draft Lottery was held Tuesday night and Orlando walked way with the prize. But what will they do with the #1 pick? The Orlando Sentinel thinks they’ll go for Auburn’s Jabari Smith. It’s not clear where Oklahoma City will go but they have great choices too. Paolo Banchero would be a nice fit as would Chet...
Duke Basketball Report May 17, 2022
With NBA Draft Lottery Set, Duke’s Draft Candidates Have A Better Idea Of Their Futures

With NBA Draft Lottery Set, Duke’s Draft Candidates Have A Better Idea Of Their Futures

 CHICAGO,IL - MAY 17: NBA Prospects, Paulo Banchero, Trevor Keels, Mark Williams, Wendell Moore and AJ Griffin poses for a portrait during the 2022 NBA Draft Lottery at McCormick Place on May 17, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.  | Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Everyone should be pretty happy to be in the position they’re in. The 2022 NBA Draft Lottery order is set and now Duke’s contingent - Paolo Banchero, AJ Griffin, Mark Williams, Wendell Moore and Trevor Keels - can start to contemplate their possible futures. For Banchero, it’ll almost certainly be Orlando,...
Ball Durham May 14, 2022

Duke basketball teammates training for NBA together

A pair of Duke basketball teammates are preparing for the NBA Draft together.  Sometimes it’s easier to stick to what you are comfortable with and that is what two former Duke basketball player are doing. Paolo Banchero and Wendell Moore are preparing for the NBA together as the Blue Devil duo have signed with the […] Duke basketball teammates training for NBA together - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Duke Basketball Report May 13, 2022
Duke Gets Five Invitations To The NBA Draft Combine

Duke Gets Five Invitations To The NBA Draft Combine

SYRACUSE, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Duke Blue Devils Forward Paolo Banchero (5) and Duke Blue Devils Center Mark Williams (15) and Duke Blue Devils Forward AJ Griffin (21) and Duke Blue Devils Guard Trevor Keels (1) and Duke Blue Devils Forward Wendell Moore Jr. (0) huddle at a break during the first half of the College Basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Syracuse Orange on February 26, 2022, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. | Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via A good year continues Invitations to the NBA Draft Combine went out Thursday and Duke...
Duke Basketball Report May 13, 2022
Miami Formula 1 Update: Brundle Apologizes To Banchero And Mahomes

Miami Formula 1 Update: Brundle Apologizes To Banchero And Mahomes

 DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - JANUARY 25: Paolo Banchero #5 and Wendell Moore Jr. #0 of the Duke Blue Devils react after Banchero’s basket in the closing seconds of their win against the Clemson Tigers at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 25, 2022 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 71-69. | Photo by Grant Halverson/ As one of the odder sports stories of the spring winds down A lot of you saw the video from Miami where Formula 1 announcer Martin Brundle followed Duke’s Paolo Banchero through a crowded street promising to introduce his presumably British audience...
A British Reporter Gets An Unfortunate Introduction To American Sports

A British Reporter Gets An Unfortunate Introduction To American Sports

This is not Paolo Banchero | Photo by Ethan Miller/ To our UK readers: the guy in this picture is not Paolo Banchero To be fair, American college sports baffle a lot of the world and not least of all the British. We saw an article about Duke in a British paper at one point that called the school The University of Duke. Well you know...bless their hearts and all that. Still, there was a pretty funny situation at the Miami Grand Prix Saturday when former Formula 1 driver and now Sky TV reporter Martin Brindle thought he saw Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes in the...
Ball Durham May 8, 2022

Duke basketball: Reporter mistakes Paolo Banchero for Patrick Mahomes

A Duke basketball superstar was mistaken for the face of the National Football League.  Everyone has mistaken a person for someone else at some point in their lives and a Duke basketball superstar is not immune to that. Paolo Banchero attended Sunday’s Formula One 2022 Miami Grand Prix and was one of the many high profile […] Duke basketball: Reporter mistakes Paolo Banchero for Patrick Mahomes - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
NBA Mock Drafts Update

NBA Mock Drafts Update

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 26: Paolo Banchero #5 and Mark Williams #15 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrate on the court after the team’s 84-81 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs to win the Continental Tire Challenge at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by Ethan Miller/ We look into three We thought we’d take a look at a couple of mock drafts and see if anything had changed for Duke’s players. First thought, the draft order isn’t set until the draft lottery and these don’t all follow the current record-based order. And second,...
Duke Basketball Report Apr 25, 2022
Art Chansky Takes A Swing And (Probably) Misses

Art Chansky Takes A Swing And (Probably) Misses

DURHAM, NC - OCTOBER 30: Trevor Keels #1, Paolo Banchero #5, Wendell Moore Jr. #0, Mark Williams #15 and Jeremy Roach #3 of the Duke Blue Devils huddle during their game against the Winston-Salem State Rams at Cameron Indoor Stadium on October 30, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 106-38. | Photo by Lance King/ Well that was fun. Art Chansky is a good writer but it took him years to publicly admit he didn’t like Duke. What else would you expect though? He’s a UNC guy through and through and that’s fine. But is he right in this column? He thinks that Duke...
Duke Basketball Report Apr 24, 2022
AJ Griffin Declares For The NBA

AJ Griffin Declares For The NBA

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 26: Duke Blue Devils forward AJ Griffin (21) looks on during the Continental Tire Challenge college basketball game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Gonzaga Bulldogs on November 26, 2021, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. | Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Duke will have players in this year’s draft AJ Griffin announced for the NBA on Sunday and that pretty much winds that part of the season up: he follows Mark Williams, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Moore and Trevor Keels to the league. He has a chance to do really well:...

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