Duke's dominant summer on the recruiting trail resulted in the top recruiting class in the SI All-American team rankings.A year ago, at his retirement press conference Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski made it clear that he wouldn’t be recruiting players that he wouldn’t be coaching, and as a result new Blue Devils head coach Jon Scheyer and his staff went to work all last summer.In the end, the Blue Devils reeled in three players ranked in the top five of the SI99, four in the top 15 and, arguably, the country’s top marksman.RELATED: Final SI99 Basketball Recruiting Rankings for 2022"It’s definitely important, and the way our recruiting has worked, we need big classes every year,” Scheyer told SI last June when he was announced as the Blue Devils’ coach in waiting.
Players were ranked based on production against elite competition, future projection, intangibles and more.Roughly five months after the initial unveiling of the SI99 basketball rankings for 2022, the very top has remained intact.Westtown School (West Chester, Penn.) center Dereck Lively turned in a dominant high school finale of a season, averaging 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4.5 blocks a game and claimed a state title in the process.
Three Duke signees are named to the First Team, including the SI All-American Player of the Year.Last year’s SI All-American Boys Basketball Team yielded everything from Final Four stars to dominant pro careers in their first post-high school year.This year’s group of All-Americans will hold that standard and could potentially raise the bar.
Whitehead was the best player on the best team in the country and led Montverde Academy to a national title.On April 2, Dariq Whitehead learned the true meaning of life’s peaks and valleys.Earlier in the day he collected his fourth GEICO Nationals title, leading Montverde (Fla.) Academy past Link Academy (Brandon, Mo.) 60-49.
Two juniors turned in dominant seasons to earn their way onto the second team.In just its third year the SI All-American Boys Basketball Team features 15 of the top high school basketball players in the country broken up into three teams who have displayed exceptional dominance during the high school season.Each player has exhibited a level of play this season that will make them a household name at the next level and beyond.Today we unveil the Second Team.We will reveal the First Team and Player of the Year on Thursday.RELATED: SI All-American Third Team.
Calvary Christian rises to No.
Mgbako said he ultimately picked the Blue Devils because of his connection with coach Jon Scheyer.Mackenzie Mgbako is a consensus top five player in the 2023 class, who dominated the Nike EYBL this past summer and this high school season with Gill St.
The Eagles beat three of the best teams in the country to capture a record sixth GEICO Nationals championship.The Power 25, presented by Discount Tire, is a collaboration between SBLive and Sports Illustrated.Power 25 rankings are compiled by SBLive reporter Andy Buhler and SI Director of Basketball Recruiting Jason Jordan based on observations and conversations with an extensive network of coaching and media sources across the country.
LSU lost all four players committed in the 2022 and 2023 classes after Will Wade's firing.Yohan Traore never knew the LSU fight song; he’s got no clue what LSU’s chancellor’s name is and, for the life of him, he can’t understand the famous spelling of “Geaux” among Tigers fans.He does, however, know Will Wade and his family and remembers the time when he was at his lowest point athletically and Wade called him out of the blue and encouraged him to the point of regaining his confidence.“I was close with Coach Wade,” Traore said.
Thirty-one years before facing off in the 2022 title game, Kansas and North Carolina clashed in the 1991 Final Four, featuring some familiar faces — current UNC head coach Hubert Davis playing for the Tar Heels, and the coach he succeeded, Roy Williams, leading the Jayhawks. Kansas won, 79-73, eventually losing to Coach K's Duke in the national championship. Watch the full replay here. Watch highlights, game recaps and much more from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.UNC 81, DUKE 77
An ecstatic North Carolina team mobbed star Armando Bacot after UNC's win over Duke to end Coach K's career and advance to the national championship. He spoke to Andy Katz on how this team fought through the doubts and confirmed that there's 'no chance' a rolled ankle will keep him from Monday's title game. Watch highlights, game recaps and much more from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.UNC 81, DUKE 77
Hubert Davis reflects on the process and mindset of the Tar Heels leading up to their championship matchup against Kansas.UNC 81, DUKE 77
Seth Greenberg hopes Coach K is able to get past his losses to UNC and realize how impactful his career was.UNC 81, DUKE 77
Andy Katz talks with Coach K following his final game as head coach of Duke – a loss to bitter rival North Carolina in the Final Four. Watch highlights, game recaps and much more from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.UNC 81, DUKE 77
LaPhonso Ellis and Seth Greenberg shed some light on UNC's thrilling win over Duke in the NCAA tournament.UNC 81, DUKE 77
Jeremy Roach fights through traffic for the tough and-1 shot late in the first half.UNC 81, DUKE 77
North Carolina opens up the second half of their game with Duke on a 13-0 run.UNC 81, DUKE 77
North Carolina beats Duke in a wild finish to advance to its 12th championship game and face Kansas.UNC 81, DUKE 77
Caleb Love helped North Carolina pull off the ultimate win of the storied Duke-UNC rivalry, scoring 28 in the first ever NCAA tournament matchup of the two programs. Watch Love's highlights from UNC's Final Four win here. Watch highlights, game recaps and much more from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.UNC 81, DUKE 77
North Carolina and Duke's first tournament matchup somehow lived up to the hype, with the Tar Heels taking down the Blue Devils in Coach K's final game thanks to Caleb Love's clutch three with 28 seconds left. Watch the full final 3:32 of the Final Four instant classic here. Watch highlights, game recaps and much more from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.UNC 81, DUKE 77
North Carolina defeated their bitter rival Duke to win the first-ever NCAA tournament matchup between the two storied programs. The game is expected to be the final in the illustrious career of Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. Watch the highlights from North Carolina's Final Four victory here. Watch highlights, game recaps and much more from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.UNC 81, DUKE 77
In one of the most anticipated games in college basketball history, storied rivals Duke and North Carolina will face off for the first time ever in the NCAA tournament Sunday. Grant Hill spoke with both coaches to discuss the matchup, as well as Coach K's upcoming retirement at season's end. Watch highlights, game recaps and much more from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.UNC 81, DUKE 77
North Carolina first-year head coach Hubert Davis has his alma mater two wins from another national title, as an 8-seed. All that stands between the Tar Heels and the championship game is one more matchup with a familiar foe, its ultimate rival in Duke. Watch highlights, game recaps and much more from the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments on the official NCAA March Madness YouTube channel.UNC 81, DUKE 77
Duke's Dereck Lively, Arkansas' Nick Smith Jr., others could lead teams to a deep run next March.CHICAGO – Last August, when Dariq Whitehead announced his commitment to Duke, he did so operating under the mindset that he’d play a key role in what he believes can be Jon Scheyer’s storybook run to the Final Four in his first year.
|Atlantic Coast Atlantic Coast||W||L||%||GB||STRK|
|North Carolina North Carolina||29||10||.744||3||L1|
|Wake Forest Wake Forest||25||10||.714||5||L1|
|Notre Dame Notre Dame||24||11||.686||6||L1|
|Virginia Tech Virginia Tech||23||13||.639||7.5||L1|
|Florida State Florida State||17||14||.548||11||L1|
|Boston College Boston College||13||20||.394||16||L1|
|Georgia Tech Georgia Tech||12||20||.375||16.5||L1|
|NC State NC State||11||21||.344||17.5||L5|
|vs||Cal State Fullerton(15)||78-61|