2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team

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2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
Duke Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
2018–19 record22–2 (10–1 ACC)
Head coachMike Krzyzewski (39th season)
Assistant coachNate James
Assistant coachJon Scheyer
Assistant coachChris Carrawell
Home arenaCameron Indoor Stadium
Seasons
2018–19 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Duke 10 1   .909     22 2   .917
No. 8 North Carolina 10 2   .833     20 5   .800
No. 4 Virginia 9 2   .818     21 2   .913
No. 22 Virginia Tech 8 4   .667     19 5   .792
No. 16 Louisville 8 4   .667     17 8   .680
Syracuse 8 4   .667     17 8   .680
No. 17 Florida State 7 4   .636     19 5   .792
NC State 6 6   .500     18 7   .720
Clemson 5 6   .455     15 9   .625
Notre Dame 3 8   .273     13 11   .542
Boston College 3 8   .273     12 11   .522
Miami (FL) 3 9   .250     11 13   .458
Georgia Tech 3 9   .250     11 14   .440
Wake Forest 2 10   .167     9 15   .375
Pittsburgh 2 10   .167     12 13   .480
2019 ACC Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represents Duke University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They are coached by 39th-year head coach, Mike Krzyzewski. The Blue Devils play their home games at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Blue Devils finished the season 29–8, 13–5 in ACC play to finish in second place. They defeated Notre Dame in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament before losing to North Carolina in the semifinals. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 2 seed in the Midwest region. There they defeated Iona, Rhode Island, and Syracuse to advance to the Elite Eight. In the Elite Eight, they lost to No. 1 seed Kansas in overtime.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Grayson Allen SG 6'5" 205 Senior Jacksonville, Florida Graduated/2018 NBA draft. Selected 21st overall by the Utah Jazz[1]
Marvin Bagley III PF 6'11" 234 Freshman Phoenix, Arizona Declared for 2018 NBA draft. Selected 2nd overall by the Sacramento Kings[2]
Wendell Carter Jr. C/PF 6'10" 259 Freshman Atlanta, Georgia Declared for 2018 NBA draft. Selected 7th overall by the Chicago Bulls[3]
Trevon Duval PG 6'3" 186 Freshman Wilmington, Delaware Declared for 2018 NBA draft. Went undrafted. Signed with Wisconsin Herd of NBA G League
Gary Trent Jr. SG 6'6" 209 Freshman Columbus, Ohio Declared for 2018 NBA draft. Selected 37th overall by the Sacramento Kings, was later traded to Portland Trail Blazers.[4]

2018 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Joey Baker
SF
Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville Christian 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 29, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
R. J. Barrett
SF/SG
Mississauga, ON Montverde Academy (FL) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Nov 10, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 96
Tre Jones
PG
Saint Paul, MN Apple Valley HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Aug 13, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 92
Cam Reddish
SF
Norristown, PA Westtown School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Sep 1, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 95
Zion Williamson
PF
Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg Day School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 272 lb (123 kg) Jan 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 96
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 13, 2017.

Future recruits[edit]

2019–20 team recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Wendell Moore
SF
Concord, NC Cox Mill High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 8, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 92
Boogie Ellis
CG
San Diego, CA Mission Bay High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Nov 9, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Vernon Carey Jr.
C
Southwest Ranches, FL NSU University School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Dec 6, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 97
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Zion Williamson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 285 lb (129 kg) Fr Spartanburg Day School Spartanburg, South Carolina
F 2 Cam Reddish 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Fr Westtown School Norristown, Pennsylvania
G 3 Tre Jones 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Fr Apple Valley St. Paul, Minnesota
F 5 R. J. Barrett 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Fr Montverde Academy (FL) Mississauga, Ontario
F 12 Javin DeLaurier (C) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 234 lb (106 kg) Jr St. Anne's-Belfield School Charlottesville, Virginia
F 13 Joey Baker 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Trinity Christian Fayetteville, North Carolina
G 14 Jordan Goldwire 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 181 lb (82 kg) So Norcross HS Norcross, Georgia
G 15 Alex O'Connell 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 183 lb (83 kg) So Milton HS Milton, Georgia
C 20 Marques Bolden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Jr DeSoto HS DeSoto, Texas
C 30 Antonio Vrankovic 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 269 lb (122 kg) Sr Pine Crest School Delray Beach, Florida
F 41 Jack White (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Jr Australian Institute of Sport Canberra, Australia
G 50 Justin Robinson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 202 lb (92 kg) RS Jr San Antonio Christian San Antonio, Texas
G 51 Mike Buckmire (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 172 lb (78 kg) So Germantown Friends School Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
G 53 Brennan Besser (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Latin School Chicago, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Source:[5]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Duke Canada Tour
August 15, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. Ryerson W 86–67 
 34  Barrett   13  Williamson   4  Williamson  Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5,490)
Toronto, ON
August 17, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. Toronto W 96–60 
 35  Barrett   9  Barrett   5  White  Paramount Fine Foods Centre (5,490)
Toronto, ON
August 19, 2018*
3:00 pm, ESPN+
vs. McGill W 103–58 
 36  Williamson   13  Williamson   10  Barrett  Place Bell (10,098)
Laval, QC
Exhibition
October 23, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 4 Virginia Union W 106–64 
 29  Williamson   6  Tied   9  Tied  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
October 27, 2018*
4:00 pm, ACCN Extra
No. 4 Ferris State W 132–48 
 32  Barrett   10  Williamson   10  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
Non-conference regular season
November 6, 2018*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 4 vs. No. 2 Kentucky
Champions Classic
W 118–84  1–0
 33  Barrett   11  White   7  Jones  Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,907)
Indianapolis, IN
November 11, 2018*
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 Army W 94–72  2–0
 27  Williamson   15  Williamson   7  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
November 14, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCRSN
No. 1 Eastern Michigan W 84–46  3–0
 21  Williamson   9  Williamson   8  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
November 19, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 1 vs. San Diego State
Maui Invitational Tournament quarterfinals
W 90–64  4–0
 20  Barrett   8  White   5  Barrett  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 20, 2018*
8:30 pm, ESPN
No. 1 vs. No. 8 Auburn
Maui Invitational Tournament semifinals
W 78–72  5–0
 18  Tied   9  Tied   6  Jones  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 21, 2018*
5:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 vs. No. 3 Gonzaga
Maui Invitational Tournament championship
L 87–89  5–1
 23  Barrett   10  Williamson   3  Tied  Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Lahaina, HI
November 27, 2018*
9:30 pm, ESPN
No. 3 Indiana
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 90–69  6–1
 25  Williamson   9  Barrett   8  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 1, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 3 Stetson W 113–49  7–1
 26  Barrett   9  White   7  Tied  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 5, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 3 Hartford W 84–54  8–1
 27  Barrett   15  Barrett   6  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 8, 2018*
5:30 pm, ESPN
No. 3 Yale W 91–58  9–1
 30  Barrett   12  White   6  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 18, 2018*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 2 Princeton W 101–50  10–1
 27  Barrett   10  Williamson   6  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 20, 2018*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 2 vs. No. 12 Texas Tech
New York Showcase
W 69–58  11–1
 17  Williamson   13  Williamson   5  Jones  Madison Square Garden (19,812)
New York, NY
ACC regular season
January 5, 2019
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 Clemson W 87–68  12–1
(1–0)
 25  Williamson   10  Williamson   9  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
January 8, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 at Wake Forest W 87–65  13–1
(2–0)
 30  Williamson   10  Williamson   7  Tied  LJVM Coliseum (14,268)
Winston-Salem, NC
January 12, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 at No. 13 Florida State W 80–78  14–1
(3–0)
 32  Barrett   8  Williamson   6  Jones  Donald L. Tucker Center (11,675)
Tallahassee, FL
January 14, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 Syracuse L 91–95 OT 14–2
(3–1)
 35  Williamson   16  Barrett   9  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
January 19, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 No. 4 Virginia W 72–70  15–2
(4–1)
 30  Barrett   9  Williamson   3  Barrett  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
January 22, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at Pittsburgh W 79–64  16–2
(5–1)
 26  Barrett   9  Bolden   7  Williamson  Petersen Events Center (12,881)
Pittsburgh, PA
January 26, 2019
12:00 pm, Raycom
No. 2 Georgia Tech W 66–53  17–2
(6–1)
 24  Barrett   11  Barrett   6  Reddish  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
January 28, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at Notre Dame W 83–61  18–2
(7–1)
 26  Williamson   9  Tied   5  Jones  Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, IN
February 2, 2019*
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 St. John's W 91–61  19–2
 29  Williamson   14  Barrett   7  Jones  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 5, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 Boston College W 80–55  20–2
(8–1)
 24  Reddish   17  Williamson   3  Tied  Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
February 9, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at No. 3 Virginia W 81–71  21–2
(9–1)
 26  Barrett   7  Barrett   7  Jones  John Paul Jones Arena (14,629)
Charlottesville, VA
February 12, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 at No. 16 Louisville W 71–69  22–2
(10–1)
 27  Williamson   12  Williamson   4  Barrett  KFC Yum! Center (22,046)
Louisville, KY
February 16, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 2 NC State   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 20, 2019
9:00 pm, ESPN/Raycom
North Carolina
Rivalry
  
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
February 23, 2019
6:00 pm, ESPN
at Syracuse   
                  Carrier Dome 
Syracuse, NY
February 26, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN
at Virginia Tech   
                  Cassell Coliseum 
Blacksburg, VA
March 2, 2019
4:00 pm, CBS
Miami (FL)   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
March 5, 2019
7:00 pm, TBD
Wake Forest   
                  Cameron Indoor Stadium 
Durham, NC
March 9, 2019
TBD, ESPN
at North Carolina
Rivalry
  
                  Dean Smith Center 
Chapel Hill, NC
ACC Tournament
March 2019
vs.    
                  Spectrum Center 
Charlotte, NC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Ranking movement[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP 4 (4) 1 (48) 1 (53) 3 (1) 3 (1) 2 (4) 2 (5) 1 (35) 1 (35) 1 (37) 1 (36) 2 (11) 2 (12) 2 (12) 2 (24) Not released 
Coaches 3 (4) 3^ (4) 1 (32) 3 3 2 (1) 2 (1) 2 (9) 1 (10) 2 (8) 2 (6) 2 (2) 2 (1) 2 2 (2)

^Coaches did not release a Week 2 poll.
*AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Hagen, Kevin. "Kings select Duke's Marvin Bagley III with 2nd overall pick". Morganton.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ Friedell, Nick. "Duke's Wendell Carter Jr. goes to Bulls with No. 7 draft pick". ESPN.com. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
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  5. ^ "Men's Basketball 2018-19 Schedule/Results". goduke.com. Duke University Athletics. Retrieved January 24, 2019.