Duke basketball: Jon Scheyer adds to schedule with multi-team event

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer and point guard Tyrese Proctor (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer and point guard Tyrese Proctor (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball head coach Jon Scheyer is adding to the non-conference schedule. 

Cameron Indoor Stadium will see more hoops this fall as head coach Jon Scheyer is already adding to the Duke basketball non-conference schedule.

According to college basketball bracketologist and analyst Rocco Miller, the Blue Devils will host a multi-team event that includes La Salle, Bucknell, and Southern Indiana.

Miller stated that La Salle will also host games in the event but Scheyer’s team will get three home games in the showcase but dates have not yet been finalized.

All three opponents posted losing records last season and only Southern Indiana reached a postseason tournament outside of its respective conference tournaments but fell in its first game of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).

Duke already has games on its non-conference schedule that include a home matchup with the Arizona Wildcats on November 10 and a meeting with the Michigan State Spartans on November 14 in Chicago for the Champions Classic.

The Queens Royals will also make the trip to Durham on December 29 for a local showdown.

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This is the only known multi-team event that the Blue Devils will participate in this season and it’s unclear whether the games will lead to a larger event that played against better competition in a major arena.

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Duke will also compete in the first ever ACC vs. SEC Challenge this season, replacing the previous ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge.

It’s rumored that the Blue Devils could play Kentucky since the two programs do not meet in this year’s Champions Classic but it’s unclear which team would host the game should that matchup come to fruition.

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The Blue Devils return freshmen Tyrese Proctor, Mark Mitchell, and Kyle Filipowski from last season’s team which won the ACC Tournament and also bring in a talented recruiting class of Sean Stewart, Jared McCain, Caleb Foster, and TJ Power.

Only Kentucky has a higher ranked recruiting class entering its program this season than Duke.

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