Duke Blue Devils news: Recruiting updates, Coach K wins award, more

Former Duke Blue Devils basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Former Duke Blue Devils basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images for SiriusXM) /

Things might be quiet surrounding the Duke Blue Devils on the court but there is still plenty of news involving the athletic program.

The men’s basketball team is off for the week due to final exams but the coaching staff is hard at work on the recruiting trail after recently visiting with Isaiah Evans.

Evans, a five-star small forward, was in Durham for an unofficial visit during Duke’s victory over Ohio State where he sat behind the Blue Devil bench and eventually made his way across the court to watch the rest of the game with the Cameron Crazies.

Listed at 6-foot-6, Isaiah Evans is a star at North Mecklenburg (N.C.) and the No. 16 overall player in the Class of 2024 according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

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Evans does not officially hold a Duke offer but seems close to landing the coveted scholarship from head coach Jon Scheyer.

Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Memphis, North Carolina State, and Tennessee are some of the programs to offer Isaiah Evans.

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Former men’s head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski accepted the 2022 Heisman Humanitarian Award this weekend in New York City.

The Heisman Trophy Trust announced Krzyzewski would be 16th the recipient of the award in October and he is the first basketball coach, collegiate or professional, to be presented with the honor.

University of Southern California quarterback Caleb Williams won the Heisman Memorial Trophy as the nation’s best college football player this year.

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The Duke men’s basketball team jumped three spots to No. 12 in the most recent Associated Press Top-25 Poll after its victories over Iowa and Maryland Eastern Shore this week.

Duke is currently listed at No. 13 in both NET Rankings and KenPom.

The Duke Blue Devils will be idle until Tuesday, December 20 when it returns to conference play and its first true road game of the season against Wake Forest.

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