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  • BlueDeviIs00 Dec 12, 2013
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    Whitney Young (IL) and Jahlil Okafor will face off against Apple Valley (MN) and Tyus Jones tonight at 7pm on ESPN2.

    Okafor is the #1 Center and #1 overall player in 2014, while Tyus Jones is the #1 PG and #4 overall player in the class. Both are considered 5-star, elite, top of the class prospects.

    http://dukereport.com/duke-recruiting/jahlil-okafor-tyus-jones-square-espn2-thursday/bhorace/The present is BRIGHT, the future might even be BRIGHTER!

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 27, 2013
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    http://zagsblog.com/duke/duke-emerges-as-big-winner-in-early-signing-period-whos-left-on-the-board/Duke was the biggest winner on the 2014 recruiting trail.

    Hi Haters!

    :)

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 26, 2013
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    http://insider.espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/classrankings/_/class/2014/date/20131121Makes me grin real big

    :)

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 21, 2013
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    If we get Winslow, we should all give a big thanks to Mr. Okafor (sr)!

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 21, 2013
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    http://www.usatodayhss.com/amfam/article/2013-preseason-all-usa-boys-basketball-teamOkafor and Jones named 1st-Team Preseason High School All-Americans by USA Today

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 20, 2013
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    Yup. He and Tyus both are reportedly "mature beyond their years" just like Jabari. Looking forward to watching this group of players

  • jabparker4 Nov 20, 2013
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    I have read comparisons to Tim Duncan and Bill Russel. That is some lofty praise for sure. It is not only his size and talent, but his mental approach to the game that endears everyone to him. He is a team first guy.

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 20, 2013
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    Has been described by some pundits as having amongst the best set of post skills ever seen on the high school level ... Dominant high school player who will be a dominant college player likely for a year

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 20, 2013
    Sports Legend

    http://nbadraft.net/players/jahlil-okaforGood lord... 6'11" 275 with a 7'6" wingspan!

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 20, 2013
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    5 Lottery picks (if Sulaimon continues to improve)

  • Brackettville2.0 Nov 20, 2013
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    Jones/Sulaimon/Winslow/Parker/Okafor

    Dream Team

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 19, 2013
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    Yeah I'd also take Jones/Sulaimon/Hood/Parker/Okafor

  • jabparker4 Nov 19, 2013
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    ^that lineup has a natty guaranteed all over it, but that is a big longshot of a lineup.

  • jabparker4 Nov 19, 2013
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    My dream lineup would be Jones/Sulaimon/Parker/Turner/Okafor

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 19, 2013
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    I really, really think there's a great shot at that! Jabari is such an intelligent guy. He values the Duke degree and the college experience. A lot of top players say they want to stay 2 or 3 years, but I think Jabari means it.

    Unless we win the national title this year, I think there's a really good chance of him coming back. I'm pretty sure Hood will leave though, especially if he continues to play at such a high level.

    Cook/TJones/Sulaimon/Parker/Okafor, with Jefferson/MJones/Ojeleye/Murphy/MP3/Allen and Justise? Wow.

  • Brackettville2.0 Nov 19, 2013
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    Agreed and AGREED!

    Can you imagine what this team would look like if Jabari stayed another year?

  • Tizu Nov 19, 2013
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    I think most of us are. Now if only they can land "Chief Justise"

    :)

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 19, 2013
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    Still on cloud 9 from this announcement!

    :)

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 18, 2013
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    This one wont show his face for months...

    Make me grin real big

    :)

  • abcersimback Nov 18, 2013
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    even corch is more successful than christy latener. i would like to see corch and wojo walk into a dermatologist's office together and say i have this mole. can you imagine the look on the doc's face.

  • Rollin Like PDoobie Nov 18, 2013
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    How well did that work out for ya lil fella?

    Ca Caw???? Mommy and Daddy really should consider limiting your internet access.

  • Rollin Like PDoobie Nov 18, 2013
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    Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are!

  • jabparker4 Nov 18, 2013
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    ^nerds generally end up making pretty good money, I envision Brice not in the NBA and selling home owners insurance for Corchiani in a few years.

  • abcersimback Nov 18, 2013
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    it's better than being a nerd.

  • heelgrad1978 Nov 18, 2013
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    Brice is a punk. I do not like him at all.

  • Brackettville2.0 Nov 18, 2013
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    LOL
    Did you all see Brice Johnson celebrating after his dunk last night? Only to lose.
    All the redheaded chest bumpers on the end of the UNCheat bench went home with frowny faces.
    :(

  • abcersimback Nov 18, 2013
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    he does know that dook is in durham nc and not durham maine?

  • Brackettville2.0 Nov 18, 2013
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    I'll give lil fella credit for showing up. But it is like killing a gnat with a sledgehammer.

  • Brackettville2.0 Nov 18, 2013
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    Dude. JR Reid

    GAME
    SET
    MATCH

  • abcersimback Nov 18, 2013
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    after hearing okafor's pc,how in the world is he ever going to get admitted into dook?

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 18, 2013
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    Belmont + Jones/Okafor = lots of UNC fans hiding for a while

    makes me grin real big

    :)

  • Brackettville2.0 Nov 18, 2013
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    MIA like Jacob summers

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 18, 2013
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    WHERE ARE YOU TODAY, BIG SHOT??????????

  • BlueDeviIs00 Nov 18, 2013
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    What a great, amazing feeling it is to know we have these STARS coming to Durham next year!!

    Coach K is ROLLING baby!!!

  • BlueDevils00 Nov 15, 2013
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    http://zagsblog.com/articles/parents-claims-they-dont-know-where-jones-okafor-are-going/This may be reaching, but I know for a fact that Debbie Jones (Tyus' mom) is an avid Duke fan. Reading between the lines, it seems like she has a much better feel for where the kids are going that Jahlils dad. Again, it may be a reach but if Debbie is getting her way and is happy (it seems that she is) I feel good about Duke's chances. Given, she would be happy for her son even if he chose Lipschomb State, but the rumblings have always said she wants Tyus at Duke.

  • BlueDevils00 Nov 15, 2013
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    Cook leaving? There is 0% chance of that happening. Sulaimon much more likely.

  • 903 Hook em banned Nov 15, 2013
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    ...that was nov. 9, 2009. that was the last thing unc fans celebrated that season. the brand went bust after that...

    http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7737280/harrison-barnes-two-years-north-carolina-tar-heels

  • stomponurlogo Nov 15, 2013
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    I'm envisioning another "Skype Incident" like the one pulled off by one Mr. Harrison Barnes. I heard chairs went-a-flyin' arond the office of Kiwi after that infamous smackdown of dook in public. LOL!

    ca CAW!! ca ca CAW CAW!!!!

  • NCheatStateU Nov 14, 2013
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    Money talks and BS walks.

  • MoDukev3 Nov 14, 2013
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    You mean ike all the NBA first rounders on that "2010 NCAA Championship" team. Yeah I think I got it.

  • larrys080return of the Tarheel Nov 14, 2013
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    K has to have talent to win! If he doesn't land these two then his retirement will be soon after! The bad news is that he will land both.

  • stomponurlogo Nov 14, 2013
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    Yep.

    #CURBSTOMPED!!!LOL made us grin real big.

  • NCheatStateU Nov 14, 2013
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    Good luck, for what I saw of Duke against Kansas, they'll need them.

  • 903 Hook em banned Nov 14, 2013
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    who was injured for kentucky?

  • larrys080return of the Tarheel Nov 14, 2013
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    +1

    K has a way of keeping top players for several years. He goes into every year having a veteran team while other coaches have to deal with freshmen. They just might keep their entire roster for next year plus this elite recruiting class. That will be tough for anyone to beat!

  • larrys080return of the Tarheel Nov 14, 2013
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    That was before anyone knew about every top team had season ending injuries to all of their top players! Thats just a fact! 2010*

  • seedofdoubt Nov 14, 2013
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    No one has indicated any of the 3 players you mentioned will be leaving. Parker has said on many occasions he will play for three or more years. Hood will graduate with a Duke degree (he is academically a junior this year) and to walk away from that makes no sense...same applies for the junior Cook.

  • heelgrad1978 Nov 14, 2013
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    Ole Harrison....what an epic fail for us. And thats when all the **** started hitting the fan too. Its been a long time since 2009.

  • 903 Hook em banned Nov 14, 2013
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    ^I remember those types of predictions when Gerald Henderson left early and then Harrison Barnes verballed with UNC...

  • heelgrad1978 Nov 14, 2013
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    as a UNC fan i pray to God you dont get these 2 guys.....my team is so far behind yall right now, its a joke. If you land these 2, then its just gonna get worse before it gets better.

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