Duke University is an American private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the town of Trinity in 1838. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, at time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father. Dukes campus spans over 8,600 acres on three campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. The main campus—designed largely by architect Julian Abele—incorporates Gothic architecture with the 210-foot Duke Chapel at the campus center, the first-year-populated East Campus contains Georgian-style architecture, while the main Gothic-style West Campus 1.5 miles away is adjacent to the Medical Center. Duke is the seventh-wealthiest private university in America with $11.4 billion in cash, Dukes research expenditures in the 2015 fiscal year were $1.037 billion, the seventh largest in the nation. In 2014, Thomson Reuters named 32 of Dukes professors to its list of Highly Cited Researchers, Duke also ranks fifth among national universities to have produced Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall Scholars. Ten Nobel laureates and three Turing Award winners are affiliated with the university, Dukes sports teams compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the basketball team is renowned for having won five NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Championships, most recently in 2015. Duke is consistently included among the best universities in the world by numerous university rankings, according to a Forbes study, Duke is ranked 11th among universities that have produced billionaires. Duke started in 1838 as Browns Schoolhouse, a subscription school founded in Randolph County in the present-day town of Trinity. Organized by the Union Institute Society, a group of Methodists and Quakers, the academy was renamed Normal College in 1851 and then Trinity College in 1859 because of support from the Methodist Church. Carr donated land in 1892 for the original Durham campus, which is now known as East Campus, in 1924 Washington Dukes son, James B. Duke, established The Duke Endowment with a $40 million trust fund, income from the fund was to be distributed to hospitals, orphanages, the Methodist Church, and four colleges. Duke thought the change would come off as self-serving. Money from the endowment allowed the University to grow quickly, Dukes original campus, East Campus, was rebuilt from 1925 to 1927 with Georgian-style buildings. By 1930, the majority of the Collegiate Gothic-style buildings on the one mile west were completed. In 1878, Trinity awarded A. B. degrees to three sisters—Mary, Persis, and Theresa Giles—who had studied both with private tutors and in classes with men. With the relocation of the college in 1892, the Board of Trustees voted to allow women to be formally admitted to classes as day students
Carlos Austin Boozer, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. As a member of Team USA, Boozer won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the two-time NBA All-Star has also played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. Although born at a base in Aschaffenburg, West Germany, Boozer grew up in Juneau. As a child, Boozer practiced basketball outside at his middle school with his father. Boozer was a member of the PARADE All-American high school basketball team. In April 2002, Boozer declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility, Boozer was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boozer averaged 10.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in his rookie campaign, and followed it up with 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds per game his second year. After the 2003–04 NBA season, the Cavaliers had the option of allowing him to become a free agent. Cleveland then proceeded to release him from his contract making him a free agent. During this period, the Utah Jazz offered Boozer a six-year, on July 30,2004, Boozer officially signed with the Jazz. Then Cavaliers owner Gordon Gund said, In the final analysis, I decided to trust Carlos and he did not show that trust and respect in return. However, Boozer denied that he made any commitment to the Cavaliers and its unfortunate how the turn of events went through the media, Boozer said shortly after signing the deal with Utah. Im not a guy that gives my word and takes it away, I think Ive made that clear. In his first season with the Jazz in 2004–05, Boozer averaged 17 points and 9 rebounds per game. As the 2005–06 NBA season began, Boozer was still recovering from injury and he returned to action in late February, easing into action by coming off the bench for the Jazz. In the middle of March, he was placed back into the starting lineup, from that point, he finished the season in impressive fashion, averaging over 20 points and almost 10 rebounds per game and firmly establishing himself as the Jazzs starting power forward once again. Boozer got off to a start in the 2006–07 season, winning the Western Conference Player of the Week Award. Boozer was named part of the NBA All-Star roster as a reserve, in an April 23,2007 game against the Houston Rockets, Boozer scored 41 points, tying the career high he had set a month earlier on March 26
Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, but grew up in West Orange and he played college basketball for Duke University before being selected with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Cavaliers. Irving has achieved a number of accolades, including the 2011–12 NBA Rookie of the Year,2014 NBA All-Star Game MVP, and an NBA championship in 2016. He has also played for the United States national team, with whom he has won gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Irving was born on March 23,1992 in Melbourne, Australia to American parents. He is the son of Drederick and Elizabeth Irving, and the stepson of Shetellia Irving and he has an older sister, Asia, and a younger sister, London. His father, Drederick, played basketball at Boston University alongside Shawn Teague. After completing his career, Irvings father moved to Australia to play professionally for the Bulleen Boomers. Irving lived in the Melbourne suburb of Kew before relocating to the United States when he was two years old and he has dual citizenship in the United States and Australia. Irvings mother, Elizabeth, died from an illness when he was four, Irving grew up in West Orange, New Jersey, where he often went to his fathers adult-league games. His inspiration to play in the NBA came after playing at Continental Airlines Arena during a trip in fourth grade where he stated I will play in the NBA. As a teenager, Irving played for the Road Runners of the Amateur Athletic Union, Irving played for Montclair Kimberley Academy his freshman and sophomore years in high school. He averaged 26.5 points,10.3 assists,4.8 rebounds and 3.6 steals, in his sophomore year, he led MKA to its first New Jersey Prep B state title. After that year, he transferred to St. Patrick High School because he felt he needed a bigger challenge and he had to sit out the first 30 days of St. Patricks season due to the transfer. While at St. Patrick, Irving played with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, in his first season at St. Patrick, Irving averaged 17.0 ppg.5.0 rpg.6.0 apg. and 2.0 spg. He also led his team to their third New Jersey Tournament of Champions title in four years, in August 2009, he played in the Nike Global Challenge in which he led the USA East to the tournament title. He was the MVP with 21.3 ppg. and 4.3 apg, the following year, St. Patrick was banned from the state tournament for holding practice prior to the permitted start of the winter sports season. Despite being banned from the tournament, St. Patrick went 24-3. Kyrie finished his year with 24.0 ppg,5.0 rpg. and 7.0 apg
Harold Tommy Amaker is an American NCAA Division I college basketball coach and the head coach of the Harvard University mens basketball team. He has also coached for the University of Michigan and Seton Hall University and he played point guard and later served as an assistant coach at Duke University under Mike Krzyzewski. An All-American player, Amaker set numerous records and earned many honors, Amaker was a high school basketball McDonalds All-American and a Parade All-American. As a college player, he set most of the assists records. He also set the Atlantic Coast Conference single-season games played and games started records, among his numerous accolades, he was the first winner of the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, and he was a third team All-American. Amaker was an assistant coach for the Duke Blue Devils mens basketball under Krzyzewski for nine seasons and his first four seasons were part of a five-year streak of Final Four appearances by Duke. As a head coach, Amaker took the Seton Hall Pirates to postseason tournaments in each of his four seasons as their coach. In his tenure as Harvard mens basketball coach, Amaker was the first coach to lead the Crimson to victory over an opponent with the 2008–09 team. He also coached the 2009–10 Harvard Crimson mens basketball team into the postseason in his year there. The 2010–11 team became the first Harvard mens basketball team to clinch a share of the Ivy League championship and surpassed the prior season win total. The 2011–12 team became the first in history to appear in the Associated Press and Coaches Polls and, for the third year in a row. Amakers 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14 and 2014–15 teams repeated as Ivy League champions, the 2012–13 team gave Harvard its first NCAA tournament victory. The 2013–14 team posted a record 27 wins, Amaker was born in Falls Church, Virginia, in 1965. He was raised by a mother, Alma Amaker, a high school English teacher. Although not a part of Amakers young life, his father attended some of Amakers high school basketball games, Amaker resided in Falls Church, but he attended W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia, because his mother was a teacher in Fairfax County. He began playing varsity for Woodson by December, making him the first freshman to varsity in the schools history. His mother, whom Jenkins called his first coach and his best coach, attended his practices, Krzyzewski met Amakers mother and said, Mrs. Amaker, your son is going to look great in Duke blue. At the time, Amaker had wanted to play for the Maryland Terrapins because his sister Tami went to the University of Maryland, College Park and Amaker idolized Maryland star guard John Lucas
Shane Courtney Battier is an American retired professional basketball player who played for various teams of the National Basketball Association. He has also been a member of the U. S. national basketball team, Battier was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and attended Detroit Country Day School in nearby Beverly Hills, where he won many awards including the 1997 Mr. Basketball award. He went on to four years of college basketball at Duke. Battier was selected with the sixth pick of the 2001 NBA draft by the Vancouver Grizzlies. He was traded five years later to the Houston Rockets, and was traded back to the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2010–2011 NBA season. He signed with the Miami Heat in 2011 and his number has been retired by both Detroit Country Day School and Duke University. He has been recognized for his defense and has routinely guarded the leagues most dangerous offensive players. He is the basketball player to have ever won both the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award and the Naismith College Player of the Year. Battier won two NBA championships with the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013, Battier was an outlier from his childhood, by the time he entered Country Day as a seventh-grader, he was already 6 ft 4 in, and was 6 ft 7 in a year later. He was also the child in the school with a black father. As Michael Lewis put it in a 2009 article, the young Battier was shuttling between a world that treated him as white and a white world that treated him as black. Battier graduated from Detroit Country Day School with a 3.96 grade point average and was named the outstanding student in his senior year. He went on to attend Duke, where he played four years under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, while at Duke, Battier was often the best defender on the court. He frequently took charges which prompted the Cameron Crazies to chant, in 2001, Battier swept the major National Player of the Year awards, and subsequently had his jersey number 31 retired by the Blue Devils. Additionally, Battier was an awardee of the NABC Defensive Player of the Year. Battier graduated from Duke with a major in religion, after the conclusion of his college career, Battier was named to the ACC 50th Anniversary mens basketball team. Battier was a two-time Academic All-American and Academic All-American of the year in 2001, Battier also held the unofficial record among NCAA Division I mens players for most games won in a career with 131, a record that would fall in 2017 to Gonzagas Przemek Karnowski. Battier was selected by the Grizzlies with the pick of the first round of the 2001 NBA draft
Mike Dunleavy Jr.
Michael Joseph Dunleavy Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He has previously played for the Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and he is the son of long-time NBA player and former NBA head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. As a 1999 graduate of Jesuit High School in Beaverton, Oregon, Dunleavy led them to the 1999 4A State Boys Basketball Championship over North Salem High School, 65–38. Dunleavy attended the University School of Milwaukee for his freshman year, Dunleavy played at Duke University from 1999–2002. As a sophomore, he played on Dukes national championship team and scored a team-high 21 points in the title game, including 3 three-pointers during a decisive 11–2 second-half Duke run. As a junior, Dunleavy was a first-team NABC All-American, averaging 17.3 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per game for the 31–4 Blue Devils. In 2001–02, Dunleavy, Jay Williams, and Carlos Boozer each scored at least 600 points for the season, a feat only matched at Duke by Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler, Dunleavy was selected by the Golden State Warriors third overall in the 2002 NBA draft. In November 2005, the Warriors signed Dunleavy to a 5-year, the Warriors general manager Chris Mullin said, The way Mike performed, the way he conducted himself and the way we run our organization, we both felt it was something that we wanted. The deal has drawn criticism from fans, though, in light of the other contracts that the Warriors franchise has signed, including Adonal Foyle. During the 2005–06 season, Dunleavy lost his role as small forward for a number of games. He won back the job later in the season and was expected to start at his new position of power forward for the 2006–07 season. Some early struggles, however, prompted Warriors head coach Don Nelson to send Dunleavy back to the bench, juggling his lineup in search of better team chemistry and winning results. On January 17,2007, Dunleavy was dealt to the Indiana Pacers along with teammates Troy Murphy, Ike Diogu, and Keith McLeod for Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, and Josh Powell. In his first full season with the Pacers, Dunleavy started all 82 games, Dunleavy scored 14 points in the 136–112 victory. Dunleavy also ended his career playoff drought of 9 years and 624 games and he was the second active leader in this category behind former Warriors and Pacers teammate Troy Murphy, who also ended his drought as a part of the Boston Celtics. Chris Wilcox of the Boston Celtics now holds the record, following the 2011 NBA lockout, Dunleavy signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks on December 10. His best game as a Buck came on November 3,2012 when he recorded 29 points and 12 rebounds against the Cleveland Cavaliers, on July 10,2013, Dunleavy signed with the Chicago Bulls, on a reported two-year deal worth about $6 million. Dunleavy injured his ankle against the Denver Nuggets on January 1,2015 and was sidelined for over a month