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Duke Basketball Team and Recruiting Update

We just posted a 2000 plus word Duke Basketball team and recruiting update on the BDN Premium Message Board.

  • We cover the many Holiday  tournaments that are currently happening and where the Duke staff will be going and who they're scouting. And take a look at the tournaments coming uop after Christmas.
  • Team update talks about the improvement on defense, the one and done guys and who how we think it will play out at this time.
  • We discuss how Duke may finish out this class and who they are looking at in the future and who wants them to give them a call.
  • Some players or prospects are back on the radar that previously were thought to be off..
  • We touch on a few sensitive issues and give our take.
  • Prospects and Dukies to be  discussed in the update  include  -  Bryan Antoine, Isaiah Stewart, Armando Bacot, Joey Baker, Vernon Carey, Cole Anthony, James Wiseman, Isiah Todd, Isaiah Stewart, Brian Antoine, Isaiah Todd,  Jeremy Roach, Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish, Scottie Barnes, Josh Green, Moses Brown, Tre Jones and more.

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Tre Jones Tallies 39 Points in Close Loss

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The last time ESPN visited Apple Valley High School, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was in the stands watching Tyus Jones go up against Jahlil Okafor.  The two would go on to become teammates in Durham where they led the Blue Devils to a national championship in their freshman season.

Last evening, ESPN returned to Minnesota where another soon to be Blue Devil took to the court.  And that just happens to be Tyus younger brother Tre.

Tre Jones will follow in his brothers footsteps and attend Duke University next season where he will take over the point guard spot.  It is widely thought that, Trevon Duval will announce his intent on going to the NBA after the season.

"He's a Jones," that is all you need to know said a long time follower of high school basketball.  Tre Jones hopes he can incite more magic in Durham where he will join future teammates in highly ranked R.J. Barrett and Cameron Reddish.

Jones would tally 39 points last evening while dishing out a bushel of assists.  He was the best player on the court, but on this evening Apple Valley fell just short of a win in a hard-fought 82-79 loss.  Jones tried to lead a furious comeback but in the end his team could not overcome Minnehaha Academy led by Jalen Suggs.

I witnessed Jones AAU team, Howard Pulley, lose their opening game during the Nike EYBL season,  Jones took that loss hard before his team went on a major roll to become one of the circuits powers.

There is little doubt Jones took last evening loss hard as well with his brother in attendance.  But one of the reasons Tre is rated so highly is his ability to bounce back and improve.

Tre Jones’ final line for the evening was  39 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 blocked shot,   You can't get much better than that.

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No. 1 Prospect RJ Barrett is a Duke Blue Devil

Canadian superstar, R.J. Barrett is a Duke Blue Devil.

Duke landed another stellar prospect and the best player on Canada when Rowan (RJ) Barrett committed to the Blue Devils on Friday evening.

Barrett possesses tremendous scoring instincts and led Team Canada to a historic win over Team USA this past summer.  The sleek, multi faceted wing scored 38 points in that game on a team that feature future teammates Cameron Reddish and Tre Jones.

The young star to be excels in the transition game, easily creating his own shot or dishing an assist.  He has good range and plays with a lot of energy quickly surveying the floor and calculating his move.

Barrett plays his high school basketball for Montverde Academy in Florida.  He has played with some different Nike teams but mostly for Nike Uplay in Canada.  He hails from Mississauga, Ontario.  He made his announcement on the TSN (The Sports Network) which is in his home country of Canada.

Barrett is another can't miss prospect who will make Cameron Crazies blush with his play.  Many feel he will be the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft which shows the respect he has earned with his play.