2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke Athletics logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2018–19 record 0–0 (0–0 ACC)
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski (39th season)
Assistant coach Nate James
Assistant coach Jon Scheyer
Assistant coach Chris Carrawell
Home arena Cameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
2018–19 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Boston College 0 0       0 0  
Clemson 0 0       0 0  
Duke 0 0       0 0  
Florida State 0 0       0 0  
Georgia Tech 0 0       0 0  
Louisville 0 0       0 0  
Miami (FL) 0 0       0 0  
North Carolina 0 0       0 0  
NC State 0 0       0 0  
Notre Dame 0 0       0 0  
Pittsburgh 0 0       0 0  
Syracuse 0 0       0 0  
Virginia 0 0       0 0  
Virginia Tech 0 0       0 0  
Wake Forest 0 0       0 0  
2019 ACC Tournament winner
As of April 9, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represents Duke University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They are coached by 39th-year head coach, Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils play their home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Blue Devils finished the season 29–8, 13–5 in ACC play to finish in second place. They defeated Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament before losing to North Carolina in the semifinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the Midwest region. There they defeated Iona, Rhode Island, and Syracuse to advance to the Elite Eight. In the Elite Eight, they lost to No. 1 seed Kansas in overtime.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Grayson Allen SG 6'5" 205 Senior Jacksonville, FL Graduated/2018 NBA draft. Selected 21st overall to the Utah Jazz[1]
Marvin Bagley III PF 6'11" 234 Freshman Phoenix, AZ Declared for 2018 NBA draft. Selected 2nd overall to the Sacramento Kings[2]
Wendell Carter C/PF 6'10" 259 Freshman Atlanta, GA Declared for 2018 NBA draft. Selected 7th overall to the Chicago Bulls[3]
Trevon Duval PG 6'3" 186 Freshman Wilmington, DE Declared for 2018 NBA draft. Went undrafted.
Gary Trent Jr. SG 6'6" 209 Freshman Columbus, OH Declared for 2018 NBA draft. Selected 37th overall to the Sacramento Kings, was later traded to Portland Trail Blazers.[4]

2018 Recruiting Class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Joey Baker
SF
Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Christian 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 29, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
R. J. Barrett
SF/SG
Mississauga, ON Montverde Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 10, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 96
Tre Jones
PG
Saint Paul, MN Apple Valley HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 13, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 92
Cameron Reddish
SF
Norristown, PA Westtown School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Sep 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 95
Zion Williamson
PF
Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg Day School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 272 lb (123 kg) Jan 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Zion Williamson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Fr Spartanburg Day School Spartanburg, South Carolina
F 2 Cameron Reddish 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Westtown School Norristown, Pennsylvania
G 3 Tre Jones 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Fr Apple Valley St. Paul, Minnesota
F 5 R. J. Barrett 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Fr Montverde Academy Mississauga, Ontario
F 12 Javin DeLaurier 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Jr St. Anne's-Belfield School Charlottesville, Virginia
F 13 Joey Baker 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Trinity Christian Fayetteville, North Carolina
G 14 Jordan Goldwire 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 181 lb (82 kg) So Norcross HS Norcross, Georgia
G 15 Alex O'Connell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 183 lb (83 kg) So Milton HS Milton, Georgia
C 20 Marques Bolden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr DeSoto HS DeSoto, Texas
C 30 Antonio Vrankovic 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 269 lb (122 kg) Sr Pine Crest School Delray Beach, Florida
F 41 Jack White 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Australian Institute of Sport Canberra, Australia
G 50 Justin Robinson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 202 lb (92 kg) RS Jr San Antonio Christian San Antonio, Texas
G 51 Mike Buckmire (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 172 lb (78 kg) So Germantown Friends School Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
G 53 Brennan Besser (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Latin School Chicago, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Duke Canada Tour
August 15, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. Ryerson Rams W 86–67 
 34  Barrett   13  Williamson   4  Williamson  Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5,490)
Toronto, ON
August 17, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. Toronto Varsity Blues W 96–60 
 35  Barrett   9  Barrett   5  White  Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5,490)
Toronto, ON
August 19, 2018*
3:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. McGill Redmen W 103–58 
 36  Williamson   13  Williamson   10  Barrett  Place Bell (10,098)
Laval, QC
Exhibition
October 23, 2018*
7:00 pm
Virginia Union   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
October 27, 2018*
4:00 pm
Ferris State   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
Regular season
November 6, 2018*
9:30 pm, ESPN
vs. Kentucky
Champions Classic
  
                  Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
November 11, 2018*
1:00 pm, ESPN
Army   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
November 14, 2018*
7:00 pm
Eastern Michigan   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
November 19, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. San Diego State
Maui Invitational Tournament quarterfinals
  
                  Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
November 20, 2018*
vs. Auburn/Xavier
Maui Invitational Tournament
  
                  Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
November 21, 2018*
vs. TBD
Maui Invitational Tournament
  
                  Lahaina Civic Center 
Lahaina, HI
November 27, 2018*
9:30 pm, ESPN
Indiana
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
  
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 1, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
Stetson   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 5, 2018*
7:00 pm
Hartford   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 8, 2018*
5:30 pm, ESPN
Yale   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 18, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
Princeton   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
December 20, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Texas Tech
New York Showcase
  
                  Madison Square Garden 
New York, NY
January 5, 2019
TBA, ESPN
Clemson   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
January 8, 2019
7:00 pm, TBD
at Wake Forest   
                  LJVM Coliseum 
Winston-Salem, NC
January 12, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN
at Florida State   
                  Donald L. Tucker Center 
Tallahassee, FL
January 14, 2019
7:00 pm, TBD
Syracuse   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
January 19, 2019
7:00 pm, TBD
Virginia   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
January 22, 2019
9:00 pm, TBD
at Pittsburgh   
                  Petersen Events Center 
Pittsburgh, PA
January 26, 2019
12:00 pm, Raycom
Georgia Tech   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
January 28, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
at Notre Dame   
                  Edmund P. Joyce Center 
South Bend, IN
February 2, 2019*
12:00 pm, ESPN
St. John's   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 5, 2019
7:00 pm, TBD
Boston College   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 9, 2019
6:00 pm, TBD
at Virginia   
                  John Paul Jones Arena 
Charlottesville, VA
February 12, 2019
9:00 pm, TBD
at Louisville   
                  KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, KY
February 16, 2019
TBA, TBD
NC State   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 20, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
North Carolina
Rivalry
  
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 23, 2019
TBA, TBD
at Syracuse   
                  Carrier Dome 
Syracuse, NY
February 26, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
at Virginia Tech   
                  Cassell Coliseum 
Blacksburg, VA
March 2, 2019
4:00 pm, CBS
Miami (FL)   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
March 5, 2019
7:00 pm, TBD
Wake Forest   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
March 9, 2019
TBD, ESPN
at North Carolina
Rivalry
  
                  Dean Smith Center 
Chapel Hill, NC
ACC Tournament
March, 2019
vs.    
                  Spectrum Center 
Charlotte, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larsen, Andy. "Jazz draft Duke's Grayson Allen at No. 21 in the 2018 NBA Draft". KSL.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018. 
  2. ^ Hagen, Kevin. "Kings select Duke's Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick". Morganton.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018. 
  3. ^ Friedell, Nick. "Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. goes to Bulls with No. 7 draft pick". ESPN.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018. 
  4. ^ Freeman, Joe. "NBA draft 2018: Portland Trail Blazers acquire Gary Trent Jr. in draft-night trade". OregonLive.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.