Deviled Eggs 8/10/09

Every Monday morning, Crazie Talk culls Duke basketball news, articles, and videos into a half dozen of the best “Deviled Eggs” on the interwebs.

Here are this week’s best:

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1. Pointless Preseason Polls: Duke #5 in Dickie V’s rankings, #10 according to Andy Katz.

One’s too high, the other too low. Can we get some middle ground here please?

2. Harrison Barnes’ eyewitness account of LeBron and ‘Dunkgate’

Here’s what Barnes had to say: “I would just say LeBron should have been a better sport and just let it get out.” Maybe Harrison should advise King James, instead of World Wide Wes.

3. Boost Mobile Elite 24 2009 Roster Announced

Three of Duke’s top targets for the class of 2010—Harrison Barnes, Kyrie Irving, and Roscoe Smith—will headline the prestigious event at the one and only Rucker Park in New York, New York (the city so nice they named it after a walled wool trading metropolis in England).

4. Boozer Does It For The (Alaskan) Kids

Duke alum and gold-medalist Carlos Boozer leaves male pattern baldness and the fleeting hope of playing with D-Wade behind for a few days by running a basketball camp in his hometown of Juneau, Alaska (not exactly South Beach).

5. Barnes, Irving explode at Nike Global Challenge

His team down 8 at half to Serbia, Harrison Barnes scored 36 points in the second period to lead the USA Midwest team to an overtime victory. (Final line: 46 points on 14-29 shooting, 14 rebounds, 4 steals).

Kyrie Irving also performed well for USA East against Brazil in the semifinals, coming off the bench to score 17 points, dish out 5 assists, and take 3 cookies (steals).

6. Duke Athletics leads ACC in Academics

The Duke athletic program had 418 ACC academic honor roll selections, 26 more than second place Boston College. Men’s basketball had 7, the tops in the conference as well. This is a point of pride for Duke fans everywhere.