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Duke Basketball Team & Recruiting Update

Who is in group is making the cut for being a serious target?

The Duke Men's Basketball staff has been working with the star-studded incoming freshman class and their returning players while preparing for their trip to Canada.

Before that trip takes place and the ten allotted practices begin the staff will be out to several recruiting events starting Thursday, including the Nike Peach Jam.

In our latest update for Blue Devil Nation members, we take a look at who they will look at and how the recruiting class is shaping up as well as updates on next seasons team.

New names could be in play and there may be interest in players some think they've move on from.  Check out the latest by taking advantage of our membership special where we are offering two years for the price of one for interested subscribers.  Go to membership options on the front page for the special.

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Bryan Antoine Will Visit Duke on Sept. 29th

Duke will get a visit from big time shooting guard Bryan Antoine on September the 29th.  He will also be officially visiting Florida, Villanova and Kentucky.

Antoine is a 6-4 shooting guard out of Eatontown, N.J. where he plays for Ranney School.  He plays for Team Rio on the shoe camp circuit.

The Blue Devils have long been actively involved with Antoine and still seek their first commitment for the class of 2019.

Duke Target Isaiah Stewart Shares the Latest

Isaiah Stewart is one of the main Duke targets in his class.

We have posted the interview with big time Duke target Isaiah Stewart on the premium message board for Blue Devil Nation members.

He has some nice things to say about Coach K and Duke and is a very impressive young man on and off the court.  We will also have a long scouting report on his game to follow.

Also on tap are chats with Cole Anthony, Kofi Cockburn, Wendell Moore and Vernon Carey as well and an overall EYBL recap and info from what is coming the rest of the recruiting season.

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Duke Offers Italian-American Star Guard Nico Mannion

Mannion has made the transition from Italy to USA Basketball.

The Duke Blue Devils have offered Italian-American guard Nico Mannion.  The 2020 Class member is an aggressive guard who now calls the USA home where he participates in the USA Basketball program.

Originally from Siena, Italy, Mannion now plays his high school basketball Pinnacle High in Phoenix, AZ.  He plays his AAU ball for West Coast Elite on the Under Armor circuit.

Mannion has both the grades and talent to possibly reclassify to the 2019 class and the Blue Devils are seeking multiple guards for their motion based system.

The top rated PG prospect is considered a hard worker which has attributed to his consistent rise in the player rankings.

USA U18 Invites Feature a Duke Flavor

Incoming freshman Zion Williamson and Joey Baker will join a bevy of Duke prospects in  the tryout for the 2018 FIBA Americas U18 event.  On May 28th a five-day camp will begin in Colorado Springs and on the last day a group of finalists will be named to continue training for another five days.

Also included on the initial list of hopefuls are some key Duke prospects.  Among those are Cole Anthony, Bryan Antoine, Will Baker, Matthew Hurt, Josiah James and Joseph Girard.

The Championship game will take place in St. Catharines, Canada from June 10th through the 16th.

Joey Baker Will Join Duke a Season Early

Jon Scheyer and Joey Baker

Joey Baker announced today that he is reclassifying and or skipping his senior season to be a part of the 2018 recruiting class.  Baker  6-foot-7, 195 pound wing from Fayetteville (N.C.) who played for Trinity Christian.

Baker will join the loaded class which consists of R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones.  He was close to Jon Scheyer and the Duke staff and his family came to the conclusion that he would be better served in his future endeavors by joining the Duke team this season.

Baker was a mainstay in Cameron Indoor Stadium this past season and he also helped to recruit other players to Duke.  Baker was a consensus top 25 prospect who will give Duke immediate depth on the wing .

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