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  1. Curtis Malone has bond denied, referred to as ‘large-scale supplier’ of narcotics

    Oct 9, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Curtis Malone, the co-founder of the powerhouse DC Assault AAU program that produced such talents as Nolan Smith and Michael Beasley, had an appeal for bond denied by the U.S. District Court on Wednesday. In the judge’s ruling, Malone was referred to as the “the principle character” and a “large-scale supplier” in a drug ring…

  2. Top 25 Countdown: No. 16 Duke Blue Devils

    Oct 12, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    Throughout the month of October, CollegeBasketballTalk will be rolling out our previews for the 2012-2013 season. Check back at 9 a.m. and just after lunch every day, Monday-Friday, for a new preview item. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To look at the rest of the Top 25, click here.…

  3. UNC commit Nate Britt announces transfer to Oak Hill (Va.) for senior season

    Jul 8, 2012, 12:37 PM EDT

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    North Carolina commit Nate Britt, a 6-1 guard from Washington, D.C., will transfer to Oak Hill Academy for his final prep season, he announced Sunday on News of his transfer had been rumored throughout the spring, but today was the first time he publicly confirmed them. Recent weeks had brought conflicting reports from multiple…

  4. Former NBA coach Eddie Jordan returns to roots with D.C. Assault program

    Apr 27, 2012, 8:59 AM EDT


    PITTSBURGH–We’ve seen that look from Eddie Jordan before. On an in-bound play, his team turns the ball over, which leads to two easy points in transition for the opposition. Jordan runs his fingers through his hair and looks away in displeasure, signaling to the referee for a timeout. The game may appear to be the…

  5. America, meet Lehigh’s CJ McCollum

    Mar 16, 2012, 10:30 PM EDT

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - Lehigh v Duke

    In recent years, Duke has been known for their back court players, be it Austin Rivers, Kyrie Irving, Nolan Smith, JJ Redick, Jay Williams … I could go on. So that’s why the most shocking part of No. 15 Lehigh’s upset win over No. 2 Duke on Friday wasn’t necessarily the fact that the Mountain…

  6. Duke’s defense could be in for a long night vs. North Carolina

    Feb 8, 2012, 1:25 PM EDT


    Duke’s defense has seen better days. That makes the timing of tonight’s showdown against No. 5 North Carolina … unfortunate. The Heels (20-3, 7-1 in ACC) responded to losing starter Dexter Strickland – their best on-ball defender – by inserting sharpshooter Reggie Bullock into the lineup. The results are familiar to anyone who’s seen a…

  7. Blogger Spotlight: Duke’s defense, potential and the Devil nobody hates

    Jan 29, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT


    Once again, Duke’s doing its thing in college hoops. The Devils are a Top 10 mainstay, feature an offense that can stroke the 3 and a post players who focus on rebounding and ensuring those perimeter shooters get their shots. And in case you missed it, they’re also atop the ACC standings, tied with Florida…

  8. Seven stereotypes that explain why Syracuse is so elite

    Jan 10, 2012, 11:45 AM EDT


    Last week I had the pleasure of seeing the No. 1 team in the country up close and personal. It may have only been two games, but to watch this team from the baseline, to listen to coach Jim Boeheim speak after the game, and to see what fuels this team left no doubt in…

  9. Don’t jump to conclusions after Ohio State’s beatdown of Duke

    Nov 30, 2011, 2:09 AM EDT


    Aaron Craft hit a three. Then William Buford and Craft made layups on back-to-back possessions. Buford followed that up with another layup of his own, and after Duke used their second timeout of the half less than three minutes into the game, Jared Sullinger hit a short jumper. It was only 3:38 into the much-hyped…

  10. It’s far too early to rule on Duke’s Austin Rivers

    Nov 23, 2011, 10:45 AM EDT


    There’s one thing that needs to be made clear: Duke’s Austin Rivers is a very skilled basketball player. You don’t become the number one-ranked player in the nation, get named a McDonald’s All-American, and become the ACC’s Freshman of the Week in your first seven days on the job if you’re not skilled. And following…

  11. Cross off chemistry issues as a Duke pitfall

    Oct 28, 2010, 7:50 AM EDT

    If you’re still not sold on Duke this season, here’s another reason to slot the Devils as the team to beat in 2011: Chemistry won’t be an issue between backcourt mates Nolan Smith and Kyrie Irving. That’s not a small thing, either. Smith’s a junior senior who was instrumental in Duke’s title run, yet the…

  12. Irving passes first (easy) test for Duke

    Oct 24, 2010, 10:04 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving’s skills are no secret. Scouts rave about the freshman point guard’s skills. Coach K’s already handed him the reins to the offense. His new teammates at Duke feel the same way. Jim R. Bounds/AP “[Coach] isn’t saying anything about Kyrie that we don’t know,” senior Kyle Singler told the Raleigh News & Observer.…

  13. Seniors rule our preseason All-America team

    Oct 21, 2010, 7:31 AM EDT

    Who says everyone jumps early to the NBA? Our 2010-11 college basketball preseason All-America team is filled with upperclassmen. Among the five teams (25 spots), there are 10 seniors – four of whom are on the first team – and eight juniors. What can I say? I’m a believer in experienced players. Who on it?…

  14. U.S. Select team gets defensive

    Aug 2, 2010, 4:29 PM EDT

    The U.S. Select Team just got a little more select. Kind of. Twenty college players were in Las Vegas last month to train against the 2010 U.S. men’s team. Ten of those players will return for a repeat session Aug. 9-13 in New York to play against the finalists for the U.S. squad. Anything to…