TAG: Duke

College, Video / Oct 6, 2011 / 10:00 am

The Austin Rivers Summer Mixtape

By now you need no introduction to Austin Rivers. And as you’d expect, the Dime/2K Sports National High School Player of the Year dominated this summer before his freshman season at Duke. The following mixtape features highlights from the Greater NC Pro-Am, and after watching, you’ll realize what all the fuss is about.

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College, NBA, Overseas / Aug 16, 2011 / 12:00 pm

Forget Kobe, Cherokee Parks Has Signed In France

Cherokee Parks

It appears the NBA lockout has sparked interest in all sorts of American basketball players overseas. Why break the bank on a guy like Kobe or Durant, when you can sign a former NCAA champion like Duke alumnus Cherokee Parks. Well, according to the French basketball weekly BasketNews, that’s exactly what French basketball club Aubenas Ardèche was thinking when they signed the 12th overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft. Read More »

High School / Aug 4, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Chicago’s Jabari Parker Shows LeBron Why He’s No. 1

Jabari Parker

If you follow high school basketball at all, you’ve probably heard of Jabari Parker, the standout rising junior who is near the top of all the recruiting boards for the Class of 2013. Some call him Grant Hill with a jump shot, and that’s because his versatility and aggressiveness is only a sign of things to come. Read More »

College / Jul 28, 2011 / 12:30 pm

What School Is The New Point Guard U?

Damon Stoudamire

Elite college basketball programs all have unique identities carved by their head coaches’ visions of what championship basketball leans upon. Defense wins championships, but offense has a more delicate balance of what’s right and what’s wrong. Does the system have restrictive bounds? Or is freedom important to a certain extent?

The answer lies within a thin grey-area of allowing players to utilize their own strengths and talents within an organized playbook. Balancing those two schemes defines winners. Who’s job description fits that? The point guard. Read More »

Video / Jul 22, 2011 / 2:30 pm

Duke’s Austin Rivers, Seth Curry & Andre Dawkins Doin’ Work

Maybe it’s just me, but I could watch Austin Rivers play basketball all day. So now that he’s in Durham for the summer, he’s been joining his new Duke teammates at the Greater NC Pro-Am… and putting on a show. Check out some highlights of Rivers, Seth Curry and Andre Dawkins from last night that include cameos from former Blue Devils Kyrie Irving and Jay Williams at the end.

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Jun 9, 2011 / 12:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Kyle Singler Talks NBA Draft, Duke & Trick Shots

Kyle Singler

After winning the national championship at Duke last season, many people expected Kyle Singler to take off for the NBA with his draft stock soaring. But the allure of the League couldn’t overcome the allure of returning to Duke for his senior season, which is exactly what Kyle did. Now, a year later, the tough, hard-nosed player from Medford, Ore. is ready to fulfill his NBA dreams. I caught up with Kyle at the Nets’ draft workouts this week and he talked about his draft prospects, Coach K and trick shots. Read More »

College, Video / May 23, 2011 / 1:30 pm

Clip of the Day: Kyle Singler’s Ultimate Trick Shot Tape

Since graduating from Duke University earlier this month, Kyle Singler has been shuffling around with workouts, camps and excessive traveling from North Carolina to L.A. The kid’s been busy – as have every NBA Draft hopeful as we inch closer to June’s selections. Which is what makes this video even that more awesome. With the help of Duke Blue Planet, Singler has managed to one-up the collegiate trick shot game. No easy task, considering the amount of trick shot videos that seem to surface every other day, but in the video, he busts out some ridiculous shots from all over the Blue Devil campus.

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NBA, NBA Draft, Video / May 19, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Preparing For The NBA Draft With Duke’s Kyrie Irving

With the NBA Pre-Draft Camp going on in Chicago, potential No. 1 pick Kyrie Irving is in the house, but not taking part in the drills. So while you can’t see him on the court on ESPNU, check out the future NBA point guard going through a workout in New Jersey with veteran NBA strength and conditioning coach Robin Pound.

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High School / May 12, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Born This Way: Austin Rivers Is The Dime/2K Sports National High School Player Of The Year

Austin Rivers

You think you know, but you have no idea. Find out how Austin Rivers, the Dime/2K Sports National High School Player Of The Year, transformed from a regular, lovable kid to a cold-blooded basketball assassin, hated on for his dominance and swagger on the court. Read More »

Video, We Reminisce / Apr 4, 2011 / 5:00 pm

We Reminisce: UNLV Destroys Duke In The 1990 NCAA Championship

How good of a game will tonight’s NCAA Championship be between UConn and Butler? Lets hope it’s better than the title game 21 years ago when the Runnin’ Rebels slaughtered Duke by 30 points.

This weekend, I watched HBO’s documentary on UNLV and was reminded of how ill they were. Their style, their talent, their attitude – it didn’t matter if the NCAA hated them and everything they stood for. The Rebels repped for Las Vegas and were one of the best college teams ever (their 1991 team was even better and yet somehow didn’t win it all). Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon, Greg Anthony and Anderson Hunt embarrassed Duke. Watch and be amazed, but pray tonight’s game is closer than this one was.

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