Duke Prospects at the Nike Peach Jam (July 18-21)

While Coach K, Wojo, and Collins are working with Team USA in England, Nate James and Jeff Capel are in North Augusta, SC for the annual Nike Peach Jam – the final event of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (also known as EYBL). This year’s event features a bevy of Duke prospects for the Classes of 2013 and 2014, including Duke’s lone 2013 commit, Matt Jones.

All of these games will be broadcast online, and we’ve highlighted a schedule for each of the prospects that Coaches Capel and James will be scouting over the next few days. The players who have listed Duke or have been offered by Duke are as follows:

Class of 2013: Class of 2014:
SG Matt Jones (Texas Titans) SF Andrew Wiggins (CIA Bounce)
PF Julius Randle (Texas Titans) SF Theo Pinson (CP3 All-Stars)
SF Semi Ojeleye (MoKan Elite) C Jahlil Okafor (Mac Irvin Fire)
PF Marcus Lee (California Supreme) PG Tyus Jones (Howard Pulley)
SF Ishmail Wainwright (Team Takeover) SF Justise Winslow (Houston Hoops)
SG Allerik Freeman (Boo Williams)

Of course, this is not a complete list of all of the prospects considering Duke in the next few classes. In 2013, Duke is also looking at Jabari Parker, who will not suit up due to injury, in addition to Tennessee natives Austin Nichols and Robert Hubbs.

Below is the upcoming schedule, starting with this evening, with links to the live broadcasts.Links for games on late Friday night, Saturday, and the elimination rounds on Sunday will be updated when available.

Thursday, July 19:

6:00 PM   California Supreme (Marcus Lee) vs. Arkansas Wings –  WATCH LIVE

6:00 PM   CIA Bounce (Andrew Wiggins) vs. Howard Pulley  (Tyus Jones)  – WATCH LIVE

7:30 PM   Houston Hoops (Justise Winslow) vs. MoKan (Semi Ojeleye) – WATCH LIVE

7:30 PM   Team United vs. Boo Williams  (Allerik Freeman) – WATCH LIVE

7:30 PM   Texas Titans  (Julius Randle, Matt Jones) vs. BABC – WATCH LIVE

9:00 PM   CP3 All-Stars  (Theo Pinson) vs. Bluff City  – WATCH LIVE

9:00 PM  Mac Irvin Fire (Jahlil Okafor) vs. Playground Elite  – WATCH LIVE

9:00 PM   CP3 All-Stars  (Theo Pinson) vs. Bluff City  – WATCH LIVE

9:00 PM   Team Takeover (Ishmail Wainwright) vs. The Family  – WATCH LIVE

Friday, July 20:

9:00 AM  Houston Hoops (Justise Winslow)  vs. Arkansas Wings  – WATCH LIVE

9:00 AM   Texas Titans (Julius Randle, Matt Jones) vs. Howard Pulley (Tyus Jones) – WATCH LIVE

10:30 AM   MoKan (Semi Ojeleye) vs. Bluff City- WATCH LIVE

10:30 AM   Boo Williams (Allerik Freeman) vs. Team Final – WATCH LIVE

12:00 PM   California Supreme (Marcus Lee) vs. CP3 All-Stars (Theo Pinson) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 PM   CIA Bounce (Andrew Wiggins) vs. Mac Irvin Fire (Jahlil Okafor) – WATCH LIVE

12:00 PM    Meanstreets vs. Team Takeover (Ishmail Wainwright) – WATCH LIVE

6:00 PM  Playground Elite vs. Howard Pulley (Tyus Jones) – WATCH LIVE

7:30 PM   California Supreme (Marcus Lee)  vs. Houston Hoops (Justise Winslow) – WATCH LIVE

7:30 PM   CIA Bounce (Andrew Wiggins) vs. Texas Titans (Julius Randle, Matt Jones) – WATCH LIVE

9:00 PM   CP3 All-Stars (Theo Pinson) vs. MoKan (Semi Ojeleye)

9:00 PM   Oakland Soldiers vs. Boo Williams (Allerik Freeman)

9:00 PM   Mac Irvin Fire (Jahlil Okafor) vs. BABC

9:00 PM   Team Takeover (Ishmail Wainwright) vs. Baltimore Elite

Saturday, July 21:

9:00 AM   California Supreme (Marcus Lee) vs. Bluff City

9:00 AM   CIA Bounce (Andrew Wiggins) vs. Playground Elite –

10:30 AM   Houston Hoops (Justise Winslow) vs. CP3 All-Stars (Theo Pinson)

10:30 AM   Texas Titans (Julius Randle, Matt Jones) vs. Mac Irvin Fire (Jahlil Okafor)

10:30 AM   All Ohio Red vs. Team Takeover (Ishmail Wainwright)

12:00 PM   MoKan (Semi Ojeleye) vs. Arkansas Wings

12:00 PM   Boo Williams (Allerik Freeman) vs. Playaz

12:00 PM   BABC vs. Howard Pulley (Tyus Jones)

2013 SG Matt Jones to Duke

Duke secured its first commitment in the class of 2013 on Monday night, as 2013 SG Matt Jones, out of DeSoto, TX, tweeted that he intends on playing his college hoops as a Blue Devil.

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Jones’ commitment is the latest in a string of elite guards to call it for Duke. Known for his ridiculous shooting range and athleticism, it’s likely that Matt will make his mark as a Blue Devil–perhaps like other elite guards from Texas.

Check out a few of Matt’s highlight tapes, courtesy of BallIsLife and CityLeagueHoops. You should also check out this interview with Jason Jordan of ESPN Rise from earlier this month.

Welcome to the family, Matt!


Deviled Eggs: 8/23/11


The team got the opportunity to check out the Bird's Nest, where much of the 2008 Beijing Olympics took place. (Photo: DukeBluePlanet.com)

1.  Duke takes Game 3 vs. China

You all probably know by now about Duke’s summer excursion.  The Blue Devils defeated the Chinese Junior National Team 93-78 yesterday, sweeping the 3-game series.  Ryan Kelly led the way with 20 points, and Miles Plumlee had a nice double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.  All in all, the team had 6 players in double-digit scoring.  Be sure to take a look at some of the postgame interviews on GoDuke.com.  Now, Duke is off to Dubai and will face the UAE National Team this Thursday, August 25th.

2.  Follow the remainder of the team’s journey with DukeBluePlanet

Outside of the games themselves, the team has been quite busy, from visiting the Forbidden City to climbing the Great Wall of China.  Catch up on all their experiences by checking out our good friend Dave Bradley’s blog of their time there.

3.  Coach K, the Leader

Two Duke faculty members explain what makes Coach K such an effective coach and leader.  They discuss how he creates a strong sense of community and spirit and suggest a few of his strategies for business leaders to follow.  Definitely check out this excellent article.

4. Ryan Kelly, the Beast

As alluded to earlier, RKelly has been on an absolute tear in China.  Even the Twitterverse is taking notice.  Could this be his break out year?  Only time will tell, but we certainly hope so!

5.  Meet Some of Duke’s Top 2013 Recruits

Three of Duke’s top 2013 targets are Jabari Parker, Julius Randle, and Nerlens Noel.  All three are right at the top of the Class of 2013 rankings.  Read a little about each of them and find out why many think this class has a chance to be one of the best in recent memory.  Afterwards, take a look at who else Duke is targeting in the Classes of 2012 and 2013.

6.  Elton Brand Gives His Thoughts on the Lockout’s Progress

And finally, some news from the NBA.  Elton Brand, former Blue Devil, is itching to play basketball again with his team, the Philadelphia 76ers.  So much that he helped set up a team workout for the coming week.  He’s been following the lockout’s progress closely for his teammates and hopes a resolution will come soon, though he admits that might be a bit of wishful thinking.  See what Brand has to say about what he’s been up to and what his near future looks like.

That’s all for this week’s Deviled Eggs.  Hope you enjoyed them!  Best of luck to the team on Thursday, and be on the lookout for more from us at Crazie-Talk as the team finishes up its worldwide tour!