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Zion Williamson entering NBA draft after 1 year at Duke

Apr. 15, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft. Widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft, the AP national player of the year announced his decision Monday. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson captivated all of college basketball with...

Williamson, Ionescu win honors at College Basketball Awards

Apr. 12, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zion Williamson of Duke insisted he doesn't know if he's going to declare for the NBA draft and leave Duke early. Then his words seemingly betrayed him. After winning the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's outstanding men's player at the College Basketball Awards Friday night, he...

Duke's Cam Reddish turns pro, hires agent

Apr. 11, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Cam Reddish is the latest Duke freshman to leave school for the NBA draft. Reddish announced his decision on his verified Instagram page Thursday, one day after teammate RJ Barrett said he was entering the draft. School spokesman Mike DeGeorge says Reddish has hired an agent. Reddish...

RJ Barrett to enter NBA draft after 1 season at Duke

Apr. 10, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett is leaving Duke after one season to enter the NBA draft. Barrett announced his decision Wednesday in a video posted on social media . He said playing at Duke is a dream but added that "it's also a dream of mine to play in the NBA and have great success there." School...

PG Tre Jones to return to Duke for sophomore season

Apr. 8, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Tre Jones is returning to Duke for his sophomore season. The point guard announced his decision Monday via the school's social media accounts after hinting at the decision with social media posts of his own over the weekend. Jones averaged 9.4 points and 5.3 assists per game while...

Duke's Williamson wins AP men's college player of the year

Apr. 5, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season. The soaring dunks. The open-court moves more nimble than his 6-foot-7, 285-pound frame should allow. Even the freak occurrence of one of his feet tearing through its shoe in a...

AP Analysis: Success in March tied to NBA-caliber talent

Apr. 3, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

In the 30 seasons since the NCAA Tournament started morphing into "March Madness," 120 teams have traveled the road to the Final Four. That's 120 unique formulas that have worked to make it onto college basketball's biggest stage. For all the debate about what counts more toward building a championship program...

Duke freshmen Williamson, Barrett top AP All-America team

Apr. 2, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

The season did not end as Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett intended. The fabulous freshmen came to Duke to win a national championship and their bid came up short with a loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight. Williamson and Barrett still managed to make a bit of history. The Duke duo was named to The Associated...

Final Four features 3 first-time coaches and Izzo in his 8th

Apr. 1, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final Four. The trip is always emotional, but Izzo has done it before. This will be his eighth Final Four and a chance for a second national championship. The other three Final Four coaches all will...

Zion, No. 1 Duke miss out on Final Four in loss to Spartans

Apr. 1, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty minutes after his first and, in all likelihood, last season at Duke ended with an Elite Eight exit, Zion Williamson trudged through an arena hallway, his head down. Following closely behind was teammate RJ Barrett, another fabulous freshman for the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall...