Tre Jones, #1 PG of 2018, to Duke

Tre Jones, a Point Guard from Apple Valley, Minnesota, has committed to Duke. He chose Duke over Minnesota, Ohio State, USC, UCLA, and Arizona. Minnesota was seen as the primary contender. Jones, who is currently ranked #9 on 247Sports, and the #1 PG, has risen significantly in the recruiting rankings over

Things College Basketball Fans Say

We’re at that point in the offseason. The NBA draft is over, 2018 recruiting is still slumbering, and the international trips won’t be for another month. All I want to do is look back on highlights from last season, but as a Duke fan, the only way I can do

Bubble Watch: March 6

Ugh… now that I have recovered from Duke losing to UNC, let’s talk about the bubble. This weekend offered plenty of excellent matchups, and did not disappoint. Plenty of locks, plenty of big wins, crushing losses, serving as an excellent warmup to conference tournament season. At this point it’s final

Bubble Watch: March 3

In the grand scheme of things, the late games shouldn’t mean more than the early games. Each game has an equal percentage of weight on a Win-Loss record, and the quality of teams does not always uptick with conference play. Of course, that’s why we look at more than numbers,

CPP Bubble Watch: March 1

Now that was more like it. Duke won, UNC lost, and Purdue won the Big 10. But it was a fun couple of days for the bubble as well, as we have quite a few locks to give out this week. This is always one of my favorite parts of

CPP Bubble Watch: February 27

Well this weekend was fun. Not for me personally, Duke lost, UNC won, and Purdue lost. But this weekend was a crazy fun weekend on the bubble. Where some teams locked up their spots and others saw their positions border on dangerous. Every bubble team played like their lives depended

CPP Bubble Watch: February 24

Welcome to the first edition of College Pride Press Bubble Watch! With 16 days until Selection Sunday, the bubble is starting to become more clear, as more teams have enhanced their chances or seen their bubble burst. At least, that’s in theory. The reality is that lots of mediocre teams still

Duke takes down rival UNC 86-78

Duke needed a signature conference win. They got it at the expense of their top rival. Grayson Allen scored 25 points to lead Duke to an 86-78 home win over North Carolina. Allen was on fire early and finished 7-12 from three point range before fouling out with 1:15 left. Allen has

Wolfpack Rally, Take Down Duke 84-82

This one hurts. A lot. And it will for a while. Dennis Smith scored 32 points, and NC State rallied from a late deficit to stun the Blue Devils 84-82 in Cameron. NC State (14-7, 3-5) trailed most of the game, but at the end used their defensive length to pressure the

CPP’s College Basketball Week 2 Awards

Well, well, well, not a bad first full week of college basketball. In the first week we saw many games worthy of a February/March feel, with late game dramatics, team reaching deep into their depth, and great individual performances And this is all before Thanksgiving, with preseason tournaments like Maui and Battle