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YouTube Gold: Olden Polynice On Michael Jordan

YouTube Gold: Olden Polynice On Michael Jordan

 CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 19: Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan(L) drives around Sacramento Kings forward Olden Polynice in the first quarter 19 March at the United Center in Chicago. Jordan came out of retirement one year ago in a game against the Indiana Pacers. The Bulls won 89-67, and Jordan scored 20 points. | Photo credit should read BRIAN BAHR/AFP via This is pretty interesting Olden Polynice is probably best known to Duke fans for getting in trouble at Virginia for shoplifting and being scared to face Cameron when UVA came to Durham. He ended up with a decent NBA...
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A Look Inside Jon Scheyer’s Duke Program

A Look Inside Jon Scheyer’s Duke Program

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 07: Head coach Jon Scheyer of Duke basketball throws the ceremonial first pitch of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Miami Marlins at Wrigley Field on August 07, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ A first glance at how things are changing around Cameron As Duke Basketball moves from the Krzyzewski Era to the shiny new Jon Scheyer era, things are obviously going to change. In this ESPN story, Myron Medcalf does a nice job of catching the new vibe. Obviously everyone has immense respect for Coach K, but there is a...
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Duke Recruiting: A Battle With Maryland Coming?

Duke Recruiting: A Battle With Maryland Coming?

 Nov 15, 2019; Durham, NC, USA; The Duke Blue Devils mascot waves a flag during the second half against the Georgia State Panthers at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  | Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports Could be. Duke has really done well when it comes to recruiting against Maryland for a long time now. We’re probably missing some people, but the last guy that both schools really wanted who went to Maryland was Jerrod Mustaf who was later implicated, but not charged in a Phoenix murder (he also has a string of charges and allegations of being violent with women). The article...
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Another Look At Duke’s Saturday Scrimmage

Another Look At Duke’s Saturday Scrimmage

PORTLAND, OREGON - APRIL 08: Kyle Filipowski #5 and Dereck Lively II #9 of USA Team warm up before the game against World Team during the Nike Hoop Summit at Moda Center on April 08, 2022 in Portland, Oregon. | Photo by Steph Chambers/ Jon Scheyer’s first team is going to be really interesting. The News & Observer’s Steve Wiseman has an article up on Duke’s scrimmage this past weekend and has some useful observations. Tyrese Proctor, Jeremy Roach, Jacob Grandison, Kyle Filipowski and Dereck Lively all started. He says that Proctor and Roach can “easily”...
Oct 5, 2022
YouTube Gold: Zion Williamson Looked Great In His Return To NBA Action

YouTube Gold: Zion Williamson Looked Great In His Return To NBA Action

 Oct 4, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (44) is blocked by New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game at United Center.  | Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports If Tuesday’s outing is any indication, the league has a major challenge ahead. You’re going to hear the phrase “514 days” a lot on Wednesday. That’s because that’s how long it’s been since former Duke star Zion Williamson played in an NBA game. Tuesday was only an exhibition, and New Orleans played...
Oct 4, 2022
ACC Preview #15 - Duke, Part II

ACC Preview #15 - Duke, Part II

Michigan State guard A.J. Hoggard (11) dribbles against Duke guard Jeremy Roach (3) during the first half of the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, S.C.. | Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK This is going to be a very different year of Duke Basketball. Normally, if you lost the #1, #15, #16, #26 and #42 picks in the NBA Draft and only returned two scholarship players and just one starter, not to mention losing your long-time head coach, you’d be in trouble. Deep, deep trouble. But this is Duke, and Duke may be able to...
Oct 4, 2022
Where Have All The Scorers Gone?

Where Have All The Scorers Gone?

Jan 11, 2020; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Buddy Boeheim (35) celebrates with guard Joseph Girard III (11) after scoring against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half at John Paul Jones Arena.  | Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports Long time passing? Maybe not that either. Last season was the third straight in which the ACC scoring leader, in 2022 Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim, averaged fewer than 20 points per game. (That’s fewer, not less, for all you language manglers.) Boeheim, a senior, contributed 19.2 per outing, a tad fewer in...
Oct 4, 2022
The Duke Chronicle Profiles Jacob Grandison

The Duke Chronicle Profiles Jacob Grandison

Feb 24, 2022; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Eugene Brown III (3) wrestles for the ball with Illinois Fighting Illini forward Jacob Grandison (3) during the first half at State Farm Center.  | Ron Johnson-USA TODAY Sports A good look at one of Duke’s key transfers. After a bit of a hiatus, the Duke Chronicle’s series on Duke’s roster returns. This time Illinois transfer Jacob Grandison is featured. Here’s an excerpt: “Grandison sticks to the basics from deep. Most of his trey attempts are not from intricate dribbles or overreaching...
Oct 4, 2022
YouTube Gold: JJ Redick Destroys The Tar Heels In Chapel Hill

YouTube Gold: JJ Redick Destroys The Tar Heels In Chapel Hill

 5 Feb 2004: J.J. Redick of the Duke Blue Devils shows emotion during the Devils 83-81 overtime victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. | Photo by Bob Leverone/Sporting News via via Redick remains a singular figure in Duke Basketball villainy, at least for other teams. Duke fans loved him. Still do. Christian Laettner probably is the most disliked Duke player of all time, and certainly in Kentucky but overall too. Toss in four Final Fours and two swaggering back-to-back championships and it’s hard to argue. He has...
Oct 3, 2022
DBR Podcast #447 - Some Surprising And Cool Practice Video

DBR Podcast #447 - Some Surprising And Cool Practice Video

 NEW ORLEANS, LA - APRIL 01: Associate head coach Jon Scheyer (R) of the Duke Blue Devils talks with Jeremy Roach #3 during their practice session ahead of the 2022 Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four at Caesars Superdome on April 1, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. | Photo by Lance King/ Some fun stuff from the Podcast Crew. Here’s something special. A loyal listener to The DBR Podcast attended basketball practice inside Cameron Indoor Stadium last week and was allowed to videotape more than 20 minutes of the team scrimmaging. Though the video has not been...
Oct 3, 2022
Brotherhood Update: Seth Curry & Cam Reddish

Brotherhood Update: Seth Curry & Cam Reddish

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 22: Seth Curry #30 of the Dallas Mavericks goes up for a shot as Cam Reddish #22 of the Atlanta Hawks defends during the first half of an NBA game at State Farm Arena on February 22, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. | Photo by Todd Kirkland/ With a bit of RJ Barrett previewing the upcoming season for the Knicks too. The long NBA season is starting up and unfortunately, former Blue Devil Seth Curry is not fully ready. He’s still rehabbing after getting his ankle scoped during the off-season. He says he’s pretty close: Getting closer every day. Doing...
Oct 3, 2022
Grant Hill On Beating The Dream Team

Grant Hill On Beating The Dream Team

Grant Hill dunking in a USA Basketball performance. It was a bit of a fluke, but who cares? They still did what no one else could ever have done. Duke legend Grant Hill talks here about his experience in 1992 with the Select Team and their legendary scrimmage victory over the Dream Team. Remember, the Dream Team had Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, David Robinson, Charles Barkley, John Stockton, Patrick Ewing and other celebrated talents, including Hill’s Duke teammate, the recently graduated Christian Laettner. The Select Team featured...
Oct 3, 2022
ACC Preview #15 - Duke, Part I: Transitioning To A New Era

ACC Preview #15 - Duke, Part I: Transitioning To A New Era

Jon Scheyer is pointing to a bright future for Duke. Mike Krzyzewski and Jon Scheyer planned carefully for continued success. Will the plan work? When Mike Krzyzewski announced his retirement in June of 2021, while it was inevitable, it still came as something of a shock. The driven Coach K retiring? Not possible. In retrospect, he may have waited a year longer than he intended. Who would have wanted to end a legendary career right after Covid, when Duke finished 13-11? That season would have left a bad taste in anyone’s mouth. Better to go one more and...
Oct 3, 2022
Duke Recruiting: Alier Maluk Visits

Duke Recruiting: Alier Maluk Visits

College Basketball: Rear view of Duke Cameron Crazies fans in stands during game vs North Carolina State at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Durham, NC | Set Number: X163909 TK1 An intriguing prospect who is already getting lots of attention. Recruiting never stops and having put together terrific classes for 2022 and 2023, Duke’s Jon Scheyer is moving forward, relentlessly seeking new talent. Latest know target: current 4-star big man Alier Maluk out of Pittsburgh and yes, Jeff Capel and Pitt are in full pursuit. Maluk visited Duke over the weekend. If you watch the videos...
Oct 3, 2022
YouTube Gold: Patrick Baldwin Impresses With The Golden State Warriors

YouTube Gold: Patrick Baldwin Impresses With The Golden State Warriors

 Golden State Warriors Quinndary Weatherspoon (L) and Patrick Baldwin Jr (C) try to block Washington Wizards’s Isaiah Todd during the NBA Japan Games 2022 pre-season basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Washington Wizards at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on September 30, 2022.  | Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Is the former 5-star recruit ready to bounce back? Patrick Baldwin, Jr. seriously considered Duke before choosing Milwaukee to play for his dad, Patrick Baldwin, Sr. Things didn’t go well there - he had injury problems, the team...