NCAA Men's Basketball

Duke freshman Tatum injures lower leg

Duke freshman Jayson Tatum acknowledges the crowd during the school's annual college basketball Countdown to Craziness event Saturday Oct. 22 2016, in Durham, N.C. (Bernard Thomas/The Herald-Sun via AP)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke freshman Jayson Tatum is being evaluated by the team's medical staff after injuring his lower leg during practice.

Team spokesman Cory Walton confirmed Tatum was hurt Tuesday, during the second of the program's two pro days, but did not have any further details, including which leg was injured.

The Blue Devils were voted No. 1 in the coaches' preseason Top 25 - The Associated Press' poll will be released Oct. 31 - on the strength of a strong core of returning players and a six-man freshman class of which Tatum is a key member.


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