Sean Obi Transferring to Duke



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Sean Obi announced Monday evening via Twitter and Instagram that he will be transferring to Duke from Rice.

A rising sophomore, Obi will be eligible for the 2015-2016 season after sitting out next season. He is the second newcomer for the Blue Devils for 2015, joining recruit Luke Kennard.

“Happy to officially announce that I will be attending Duke university for the rest of my college…” Obi tweeted.

Standing at 6-foot-9, weighing 260 pounds, Obi averaged 11.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game as a freshman for the Owls, and should be an impact player for the Blue Devils.

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Report: Duke-St. John’s to Resume Rivalry

Duke will visit St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 31, 2015, according to Sammy Albano.

The two teams last met Jan. 28, 2012 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, with Duke holding off the Johnnies, 83-76, despite 30 points from Maurice Harkless, now with the Orlando Magic.

“Discussions are taking place with several high-profile non-conference opponents for 2014-15,” St. John’s spokesman Mark Fratto told, “but nothing has been finalized at this time.”

St. John’s also has a two-year deal with former Big East powerhouse Syracuse that will take them this season to the Carrier Dome. To read more of this story, click here

Duke “Four Quarters” Recruiting Class Eyeing Championship With or Without Jabari


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NEW YORK —  The No. 1 recruiting class in the nation officially has a nickname.

The Duke Blue Devils much-heralded quartet of center Jahlil Okafor (No. 1 on ESPN Top 100), point guard Tyus Jones (No. 4), small forward Justise Winslow (No. 15), and shooting guard Grayson Allen (No. 21) —all of whom are in New York for Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic — have taken to calling themselves the “Four Quarters.”  And they say they are ready to prove why there is all this hype mounting around them.

“I know right after the championship game ended all these polls came out with really early preseason ranking for next year and we were either 1 or 2 or 3,” Allen said after practice Wednesday afternoon at Basketball City in downtown Manhattan. “So I know the expectations are really high and I think that us as a class we can definitely live up to that.” To read more of this story, click here

No Announcement Expected from Jabari Parker Wednesday

parkerJabari Parker will not announce his future plans on Wednesday, Duke basketball associate director of sports information Matt Plizga confirmed to Tuesday night.

The Chicago Tribune reported the development earlier in the day.

Plizga said reporters in Oklahoma City “misconstrued [Parker's] comments” Monday when he said he would meet this week with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and then decide whether or not to enter the NBA Draft. To read more of this story, click here

Duke’s Jabari Parker to Make Decision Wednesday

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plans to “set up an appointment” with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA Draft or return to college for his sophomore year.

The Associated Press reported the news Monday. The 6-foot-8 Parker is currently in Oklahoma City to accept the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman. To read more of this story, click here

Jabari Parker to Decide Plans by Tuesday or Wednesday

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Jabari Parker will meet with Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski next week to make a decision about whether or not to enter the NBA Draft.

“I’m going to make it by either Tuesday or Wednesday of next week,” Parker said on ESPN SportsNation.

“It’s a very tough decision, especially potentially leaving behind my coach and the program that really helped me out this year, so I really have to keep them in consideration in this whole process,” Parker added to ESPNLA 710 Radio. To read more of this story, click here

For Now, Duke Fans Can Dream of a Jabari-Jahlil Combo

parker-okaforARLINGTON, Texas — For the next couple of weeks, or at least until Jabari Parker makes his future plans official, Duke fans can dream.

They can dream of a Jabari Parker-Jahlil Okafor combo leading the way to a Final Four in 2015.

“Oh, it would be great,” the 6-foot-8 Parker, a projected top-3 pick int he NBA Draft, told back in November.

“I would just work off him. A lot of attention would come up towards him and a lot of attention will come towards me, so we can work hand-in-hand with each other depending on where we are on different spots on the floor.”

At this point in time it remains theoretically possible that the two Chicago natives, the two Morgan Wootten National High School Players of the Year, could team up under Coach K next season. To read more of this story, click here

Sonny Parker Says Jabari is ‘Undecided’ on NBA Draft

JabariSonny Parker, the former NBA player and father of Duke freshman star Jabari Parker, says his son is “undecided” about entering the NBA Draft.

“He’s undecided and we know the [NBA’s Early Entry eligibility] deadline is the 27th [of April] so if he’s going to make a decision he has to make it by that date but right now he’s undecided,” Sonny told by phone Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-8 Parker is projected as the No. 3 pick in the draft behind the Kansas duo of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, according to

Wiggins on Monday officially declared for the draft, while the 7-foot Embiid has yet to publicly announce, although Yahoo! Sports reported he’s coming out. To read more of this story, click here

Marquette Hires Duke’s Wojo

Marquette has hired Duke associate head coach Steve Wojciechowski as its new basketball coach.

Coach Wojo has worked with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for 19 years, including 15 as an assistant.

He is the second high-profile Coach K assistant to leave in the last two years, following Chris Collins, who took the Northwestern job.

Wojo, 37, replaces Buzz Williams, who resigned March 21 for the Virginia Tech job.

Marquette also reportedly interviewed VCU’s Shaka Smart and Tennessee’s Cuonzo Martin. To read more of this story, click here

Duke Pledge Grayson Allen Wins McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest

Duke-bound Grayson Allen won the McDonald’s All-American Dunk Contest Monday night in Chicago when he jumped over 6-foot-10 Jahlil Okafor — his future Duke teammate -while wearing a retro No. 22 Jay Williams Duke jersey. Allen topped Karl-Anthony Towns, Theo Pinson, A’ja Wilson, Justise Winslow, Kelly Oubre and Stanley Johnson. 

The 6-foot-4 Allen will be joining Okafor, Winslow and Tyus Jones next year in Durham.

Allen, from Jacksonville, Fla., chose Duke over Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Purdue, South Florida, Texas and Virginia Tech.

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