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Duke Men's Basketball BIO
45 Nick Pagliuca
  • A reliable practice player with a good perimeter shooting touch and understanding of the game
  • Has steadily improved his strength and mobility since arriving in Durham
  • An excellent student-athlete that works hard in the classroom and on the court

  • Played in three contests, averaging 0.3 points and 0.7 rebounds over five minutes of action
  • Grabbed an offensive rebound against Boston College (2/8)
  • Played one minute and had a rebound in a home win over NC State (1/18)
  • Split a pair of free throws for his first career point in a win over Elon (12/31)

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner for coach Lamar Reddicks at Milton Academy
  • Led Milton Academy to a 20-5 record at a trip to the NEPSAC semifinals as a senior ... team won its first Independent School League championship
  • Received All-ISL honors after averaging 20.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a senior
  • Earned honorable mention NEPSAC Class A all-conference honors in 2013 ... also named Boston Globe ISL All-Star
  • Averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a junior
  • Helped the team to a 16-9 record in 2012
  • Received the team’s sportsmanship award
  • Hit a jump shot with seconds remaining in a 65-64 double-overtime win over Tabor
  • Played varsity as a sophomore averaging 8.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game
  • Averaged 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a freshman at Milton Academy


  • Born Nick Edward Pagliuca on June 15, 1994, in Newton, Mass.
  • Son of Judy and Steve Pagliuca ... has an older brother, Joe, and an older sister, Stephanie
  • Father, Steve, is managing director of Bain Capital and co-owner of the Boston Celtics ... graduated from Duke in 1977
  • Brother, Joe, was a walk-on to the Duke basketball team from 2004-07 ... he was a three-time recipient of the Dr. Deryl Hart Award, given annually to the team’s top scholar-athlete
  • Brother, Jesse, is a sophomore on the basketball team at Amherst College
  • Sister, Stephanie, is a 2013 Duke graduate
  • Participated in student government and the engineering club at Milton Academy
  • National Merit Scholarship recipient
  • Hobbies include playing the piano and computer programming
  • Favorite athlete is Jared Sullinger
  • Led his AAU team, Middlesex Magic, to Hall of Fame Invitational title


Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
City/State: Weston, Mass.
High School: Milton Academy
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