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Duke Basketball Maui Schedule Set

DURHAM, N.C. – When Duke University begins its quest for a record sixth Maui Jim Maui Invitational title, the Blue Devils will face San Diego State University in the quarterfinals on Monday, November 19 at the Lahaina Civic Center.

The full bracket for the 35th annual event was announced Tuesday, and the stacked Maui field also includes Arizona, Gonzaga, Xavier, Auburn, Illinois, Iowa State. Duke (No. 9), Xavier (No. 3), Gonzaga (No. 8), Arizona (No. 12) and Auburn (No. 19) were each ranked in the final Associated Press poll from last season.

Duke’s quarterfinal matchup versus the Aztecs is slated for 5 p.m. ET (12 p.m. HT) and will air on ESPN2. The winner of the Duke/SDSU game faces the Xavier/Auburn winner in the semifinals on November 20 at 8 p.m. ET (3 p.m. HT) on ESPN. Wednesday’s championship game tips at 5 p.m. ET (12 p.m. HT) on ESPN.

“Maui is always a sensational tournament and it’s an honor for our program to be selected again,” said head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “This year, the field is as good as it’s ever been, and we’ll learn a lot about our young team in that environment against great competition.”

The Blue Devils are 16-0 all-time in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, and their record five titles (1992, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2011) are one more than North Carolina and two more than Syracuse. Arizona, Connecticut, Kansas and Michigan have each won it twice.

All three Duke assistant coaches were players on Duke programs that claimed Maui titles under Coach K –Chris Carrawell and Nate James with the 1997 team and Jon Scheyer with the 2007 squad.

Duke is 2-0 all-time versus SDSU, including a 68-49 victory in the 2015 NCAA Tournament Second Round.


More on Duke Basketball Canadian Trip

DURHAM – Duke University has announced that ESPN+ will air all three games during the Duke Canada Tour, and also be the home of an all-access series, Earn Everything, which will document the Blue Devils’ preparation for the 2018-19 season.

Duke is set to face three Canadian universities – Ryerson University and University of Toronto at Paramount Fine Foods Centre in Toronto, and McGill University at Place Bell in Montreal. Games will be available to stream via ESPN+, and televised on TSN and RDS in Canada. ESPN play-by-play commentator Dan Shulman and lead college basketball analyst Jay Bilas will call all the action from Canada.

On the radio, each game will air live on the Blue Devil IMG Sports Network with David Shumate and John Roth on the call. Duke’s radio broadcasts can be heard on a network of stations across the state of North Carolina, including locally on 620AM. Broadcasts can also be heard live via the TuneIn app and on Sirius/XM Radio channel 371.

In addition to game coverage, ESPN+ will feature an eight-episode, all-access series, Earn Everything, documenting the Blue Devils’ preparation for the 2018-19 season to be released this fall. The series, produced by Intersport, will follow the team from its first time together on campus, through the Canada trip and into the final preparations for the season-opener versus Kentucky in the Champions Classic. Along the way, college basketball fans will get an inside peek at how Coach K and his staff mold a group of talented basketball players into a group of “Duke Basketball Players.”

More information on Earn Everything will be announced later this summer.

Duke boasts the No. 1 incoming class according to ESPN Recruiting Nation, with the top three recruits on the ESPN 100 – Canadian native No. 1 R.J. Barrett, No. 2 Zion Williamson and No. 3 Cam Reddish, as well as No. 10 Tre Jones.

For additional details on Duke’s Canada Tour, visit

Duke Canada Tour Schedule (with TV network designations)

Wed, Aug 15 -- 7 p.m. ET -- vs. Ryerson (Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Toronto) -- ESPN+/TSN4

Fri, Aug 17 -- 6 p.m. ET -- vs. Toronto (Paramount Fine Foods Centre, Toronto) -- ESPN+/TSN2

Sun, Aug 19 -- 3 p.m. -- vs. McGill (Place Bell, Montreal) -- ESPN+/TSN1/TSN4/TSN5/RDS2

All games are available via the ESPN app and TSN Go

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Duke Hoops Summer Workouts

DURHAM – The summer workouts for the Duke men’s basketball team are more than just fundamentals. The entire first week of July was focused on education and analysis as the Blue Devils learned about their bodies, how to train, how to eat right and how to recover.

In conjunction with the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab ("K Lab") on campus, Duke's performance team worked with each player to establish baseline testing, identify any areas of concern, and develop comprehensive nutrition and training regimes to help maintain an elite level of fitness throughout the season.

"This was a big part of the recruiting process," said freshman forward Zion Williamson. "Because if you want a long career in the NBA, you have to take care of your body."

The Blue Devils underwent rigorous cardiovascular, biomechanical, visual and strength & conditioning testing, administered by the Duke Basketball performance staff of William Stephens (sports performance), Nick Potter (rehabilitation) and Jose Fonseca (sports medicine), in conjunction with the state-of-the-art K Lab. The players will be re-tested before and after the season to track improvement.

"We're very lucky to be at one of the great universities in the world, and within that university we have as good a medical center as there is," said head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "We've developed a great partnership with the K Lab, and it's gotten us better with injury prevention and performance enhancement."

In addition to the testing, Duke capped the first week with an NBA-style combine, similar to what players will face at the NBA Combine.

"We just want to make it more realistic for what the guys will be going through once they leave here as they get ready for NBA draft preparation," said Stephens.

The combine testing included the standing vertical leap, the max vertical leap, the shuttle run, three-quarter sprint and weight room testing.

“When a player comes here, we want them to be educated and be a professional on and off the court,” said Coach K. “A big part of that is knowing who you are, so we dedicate the entire first week to our performance team, which we feel is the best in the country.”

The Blue Devils are scheduled for three exhibition games as part of the Duke Canada Tour in August before officially opening the 2018-19 season on Tuesday, November 6 versus Kentucky in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis.

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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League Record 493 Honor Roll Athletes

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University landed a league-record 493 student-athletes on the 62nd annual ACC Honor Roll released Friday by Commissioner John Swofford.  Duke has now paced the conference in ACC Honor Roll selections in 30 of the past 31 years.

The ACC Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year.  The conference recognized a record 4,651 student-athletes for their work in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.

Duke led all schools with 493 student-athletes recognized, followed by Notre Dame (434), Boston College (409), Virginia (404), North Carolina (391), Louisville (364), Virginia Tech (320), Florida State (268), Syracuse (256), N.C. State (254), Pittsburgh (245), Clemson (218), Georgia Tech (202), Miami (200) and Wake Forest (193).

Headlining the list of recognized Blue Devils are Duke’s five ACC Scholar-Athlete recipients Lexie Brown (women’s basketball), Imani Dorsey (women’s soccer), Justin Guterding (men’s lacrosse), Samantha Harris (women’s tennis) and Leona Maguire (women’s golf).  In addition, Duke boasted five five-time ACC Honor Roll selections including Malinda Allen (women’s soccer), Gabe Brandner (football), Danny Fowler (men’s lacrosse), Becca Greenwell (women’s basketball) and Alec Kunzweiler (men’s cross country/track & field).