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Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer is already winning with players

Jon Scheyer is a rarity among college head coaches. Only three of the 68 head coaches who made the NCAA men’s basketball tournament last season were McDonald’s All-Americans as players. A 2006 McDonald’s All-American and four-year player at Duke, Scheyer’s ability to relate to the players he recruits and coaches helps him on the job. …

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Top recruits add versatility to 2022-23 Duke basketball team

Dereck Lively II goes in for a dunk during the Nike Peach Jam competition in North Augusta, SC in July. Jon Lopez Jon Lopez In its usual star-studded recruiting class, Duke added two big men projected to play major roles on this season’s basketball team. The fact they are both considered centers, one standing 7-foot-1 …

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Duke basketball transfer portal addition Jacob Grandison

Illinois’ Jacob Grandison pumps up the crowd during their game against Ohio State Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. Michael Allio PA College basketball became a young man’s sport at Duke over the past decade, as a parade of one-and-done players starred for the Blue Devils then moved on to NBA riches. Jacob Grandison …

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Good news, Wahoo hoops fans: national recruiting services predict Gertrude is a UVA lock, plus more... : Jerry Ratcliffe

Good news, Wahoo hoops fans: national recruiting services predict Gertrude is a UVA lock, plus more… : Jerry Ratcliffe

By Jerry Ratcliffe Elijah Gertrude On the first day of the fall recruiting period, Virginia basketball finally got some good news. After losing out on some of its top targets for the recruiting class of 2023, there could be some salvation in 4-star combo guard Elijah Gertrude of Jersey City, NJ Gertrude narrowed his list …

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