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NEW YORK -- Entering the Jordan Brand Classic last week, Jayson Tatum, Harry Giles and Frank Jackson had never been in Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The game gave the Duke-bound trio a glimpse at the arena where the ACC Tournament will be played for the next two years.

Tatum went for 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting with 8 rebounds in the East's 131-117 victory over the West. Jackson played only 5 minutes in the became before he hit his head on the floor and was taken off with concussion-like symptoms. Giles watched from the bench for the East as he recovers from ACL surgery.

Tags: Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Duke University, Adam Zagoria
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Apr 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American East forward Ben Simmons (25) points to a teammate during the McDonalds High School All American Game at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Apr 1, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American East forward Ben Simmons (25) points to a teammate during the McDonalds High School All American Game at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

The 2016 McDonald's All-American Game nominations are out and many of the biggest names in high school basketball are predictably on the list.

The selection show is set for Jan. 17 from the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Mass., and will be shown at 10:30 p.m. on ESPNU. The McDonald's All-American Game will take place March 30 at Chicago's United Center.

All four Duke signees (Javin DeLaurier, Harry Giles, Frank Jackson and Jayson Tatum), all four Michigan State signees (Miles Bridges, Josh Langford, Nick Ward and Cassius Winston), all four UConn signees (Mamadou Diarra, Juwan Durham, Alterique Gilbert, and Vance Jackson and four of the five Kentucky signees (Bam Adebayo, De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Sacha Killeya-Jones) are on the list.

Tags: Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Josh Jackson, McDonald's All-American Game, Rawle Alkins
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Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski during ACC media day at The Ritz-Carlton. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)
Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski during ACC media day at The Ritz-Carlton. (Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski commented on his No. 1 - ranked recruiting class,which includes the top two projected picks in the 2017 NBA Draft in Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles.

Duke's class is currently ranked No. 1 by Scout.com, ahead of No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 UConn.

Coach K had some very high praise for Tatum out of St. Louis (MO) Chaminade, who he called "the best scorer" of all the kids he's seen in high school.

Tags: Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Matt Citak, Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University, Adam Zagoria
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Following the news that Harry Giles tore his right ACL earlier this week, his close friend Jayson Tatum has replaced Giles as the projected No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, according to DraftExpress.com.

The 6-foot-10 Giles is now projected at No. 2.

Giles will announce his college choice on Friday at noon on ESPN. If he selects Duke, he and Tatum will be teammates next season, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski and the Blue Devils the projects top two picks in 2017.

Tags: Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum, Adam Zagoria
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DURHAM, N.C.- The Cameron Crazies did their best on Friday night to convince Harry Giles to be the next great Blue Devil.

With Emmitt Smith, Quinn Cook, Nolan Smith, and many others in the crowd to watch the Blue Devils in their exhibition opener against Florida Southern, the Crazies Chanted "Harry Giles, come to Duke," as well as "Harry Giles, sit with us," to which, he eventually did. 

Ranked No. 1 in the nation by 247 Sports, Giles is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft in 2017 by DraftExpress.com.

Tags: Frank Jackson, Harry Giles, Javin DeLaurie, Jayson Tatum, Recruiting, Adam Zagoria
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