Deviled Eggs: July 26th, 2010

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.

Duke & USA Basketball

Duke players and coaches have amassed 36 gold medals in Olympic play, with that number continuing to grow as Blue Devils continue to make their presence felt in international play.  The school’s strong representation can be traced to the fact that at least one Blue Devil has been on every USA Basketball team since 1988.

What Do the Coaches Think of the State of College Basketball?

ESPN.com interviewed 20 (anonymous) top head coaches to find out their thoughts on the recruiting process and violations.  Be sure to check out this interesting piece to find out which league coaches think is the dirtiest and much more.

USA Basketball the New AAU?

Several current and future Blue Devils have impacted the U-18 USA Basketball team.  The team, which features incoming freshmen Josh Hairston and Kyrie Irving, recently won the Gold medal at the FIBA Championships in San Antonio. That team’s leading scorer- none other than Duke target Austin Rivers.  With such a star-studded cast of high school players opting to play for the national team instead of their respective AAU squads, it’s no wonder that Coach K remarked “We’re moving in that direction,” in reference toward more high school participation in U-18 basketball.

Former Duke Trainer Chases Coaching Dreams

Trinity School’s (Durham, NC) men’s basketball coach, Mike Huff, is a man who knows what he wants.  After all, how else could you explain his decision to leave behind a job where he got to work with the likes of Grant Hill, Jay Williams, and J.J. Redick?  Though Mike enjoyed his previous job as coordinator of sport’s performance at the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Center, he wanted to coach.  When that option wasn’t available at Duke, he followed his dreams by taking the Trinity job.

Player Survey: Kyrie Irving

When Kyrie was asked to describe himself in three words, he wrote “Hungry, Honest, Humble.”  I’ve got a different answer, “Nice. At. Ball.”  We can’t wait to see Kyrie light it up this season against the rest of the country.

Chris Duhon Giving Back to the Community

Last week, former Blue Devil Chris Duhon hosted his 6th annual basketball camp.  The camp hosted a total of 133 kids ranging from ages 7 to 15.  Read on to see what some of the participants themselves had to say about Duhon and the camp.

Also, a special congratulations goes out to Duhon, who is set to get married in a few weeks.  Best of luck in the future!

Deviled Eggs 8/31/09

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:

Demarcus

Photo courtesy of DukeBluePlanet.com

1. DeMarcus Nelson to Italy

DeMarcus Nelson, the former Duke guard who previously played with the Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls, will head to Europe to play for Air Avellino in the Italian Professional League. In bocca al lupo, DeMarcus!

2. Harrison Barnes Is Incredibly Motivated

Like we didn’t know that already…but it’s still good to know. Get ready, Crazies. The one and only HB will be on campus October 23rd for the season opener against Pfeiffer!

3.  Kyrie Irving: A Surprise Superstar?

Seriously, we can’t get enough of Kyrie. He’ll be on campus September 25th for Homecoming weekend. All in all, a great interview.

4. Jordan Davidson looks to provide a spark

The fifth-year senior and former walk-on redshirted last season, but could prove to be valuable veteran off the bench this year.

5. GP3 named as one of four Syracuse Co-Captains

Can this get any more outrageous? Paulus has now been a co-captain for two Division I teams – in different sports. Congrats, Greg.

6. Nolan, Kyle, and Casey decide to visit the freshmen on East Campus…

This is great. Awesome work, DBP.

Deviled Eggs 8/17/09

John Scheyer: tired of the hating.

Jon Scheyer: unfazed by haters. (Photo by C. Ko)

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:

1.  Jon Scheyer wants to be the next “Most Hated Dukie”

Scheyerface talks to SI’s Luke Winn about playing point guard, Maryland fans, and Luther Vandross. What a guy.

2.Kyrie Irving is a Man with a Plan

2010 target Kyrie Irving, one of the top point guard prospects in the nation, is seriously considering Duke; moreover, he plans to study journalism in college. We have a pretty solid track record with journalists (the President of CBS Newsthe Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and Senior Contributor on the Wall Street Journaland the late founding editor of New York Magazine, to name a few) as we do with professional basketball players (tops in the NCAA with 14-current alums playing in the NBA, not to mention 11 Top-10 NBA Draft picks). Here’s to hoping Kyrie gets to join both of those illustrious lists.

3. Former Duke great Jason Williams looks to revive career…

In the Chinese pro league. We all still love you down here, J-Will. Best of luck.

4. Coach K, USA Basketball moving to new levels

Coach K continues to showcase why he’s at the helm of USA Basketball. He also looks to be the first coach to win multiple gold medals since Hank Iba in 1968.

5. Paulus earning his keep at Syracuse

Somehow I still can’t believe this is actually happening…but it is. Preseason workouts are in full swing at Syracuse, and Greg Paulus is garnering plenty of media attention.

6. Harrison Barnes For President

Top 2010 prospect Harrison Barnes talks about his monster game  against Serbia (46 pts, 14 reb, 4 stl) at the Nike Global Challenge last weekend.

BONUS:

He also wants to tear the rim off.