Tag Archives: Duke Blue Devils basketball

DraftNasty spotlights Duke PG Tre Jones

Duke’s Tre Jones stood out in all of his big tests in 2020, so it is no surprise that he earned 2020 ACC Player of the Year honors. The sophomore guard has a multi-faceted game that features variety on the offensive end and scrappiness as a defender. His NBA lineage is represented by his older brother, Tyus (Memphis Grizzlies). Will the former Apple Valley (Minn.) star be a first-rounder in the 2020 NBA Draft? We go inside his game during his two-year run (2016-2017) with his AAU squad, Howard Pulley, in the Nike EBYL.

Duke point guard Tre Jones earned 2020 ACC Player of the Year honors.

DraftNasty spotlights Duke SG Cassius Stanley

Duke guard Cassius Stanley has been a standout dating back to his days as a 16-year old. The 2020 NBA Draft first-round prospect starred for his AAU squad, California Supreme Elite, with current Phoenix Suns center DeAndre Ayton. We take a look back at Stanley’s game during the summer of 2016.

Stanley averaged 12.6 points per game (47.4% FG, 36% 3-PT) and 4.9 rebounds for Duke as an All-ACC Freshman in 2019-20.

DraftNasty spotlights Vernon Carey, Jr. PF/C-Duke

Duke PF/C Vernon Carey, Jr. was the ACC’s Rookie of the Year in 2020 after averaging nearly 18 points and nine rebounds per game. In the process, he earned NABC National Freshman of the Year honors and consensus second-team All-American honors. Carey, Jr. is following in the footsteps of his father, Vernon, Sr., an eight-year NFL veteran and former first-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Carey, Jr. was named the 2020 ACC Rookie of the Year.

DraftNasty Throwback: Memphis Grizzlies SF Justise Winslow-‘Equal Justise’

Throughout his one year on Duke’s campus, Justise Winslow showcased extreme positional versatility. In fact, he scored double figures in 19 of his final 20 games as a Duke Blue Devil. We went inside the Grizzlies small forward’s game five years ago in our video spotlight leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft .

Duke’s Justise Winslow was one of the more versatile players in NCAA basketball in 2014-15. Winslow averaged 29.1 MPG, 12.6 PPG, 48.6% FG, 41.8% 3-PT, 64.1% FT, 6.5 RPG, 2.1 APG, 0.9 BPG, and 1.3 SPG as a freshman.