The former Duke star and 10th overall pick for the Hawks becomes the first of the Blue Devil rookies to get his shoe in a major brand's door.
After a freshman season that netted him All-American honors, R.J. Barrett is now headed to the Knicks to begin his NBA career.
With just a few days before Thursday's NBA Draft, five members of The Chronicle's staff share where they think the four former Blue Devils in the draft will end up, in addition to analysis for the potential fits for Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish and Marques Bolden.
After several recent public miscues, Larry Moneta, vice president for student affairs, is slated to retire at the end of June. Mary Pat McMahon, the incoming vice provost/vice president for campus life, will succeed Moneta in the role.
After the departures of Rene Haynes and Hernando Plannells, Duke announced Jim Corrigan and Wanisha Smith as new assistant coaches.
Duke broke out the big bats to topple No. 16 Texas Tech, which eliminated the Blue Devils in last year’s NCAA super regional final.
Already the Gatorade National Player of the Year and high school Naismith Player of the Year, Barrett scored at will at the college level.