College Sports The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the best basketball players in the history of Duke Men's Basketball

Many colleges have long traditions of NCAA basketball that breed great talent for the NBA. When thinking of some of the best college basketball players of all time, the Duke Blue Devils are one of the best. Here is a list of the best Duke Blue Devils of all time! Take a look at our list of Duke Blue Devils basketball players and vote for your favorites!

From famous all time Duke greats like Christian Laettner and Grant Hill, to other lesser known players, this a great list of the top Duke Blue Devils basketball players. So, take a look at these great Duke Blue Devils and vote up the ones you like the best!

Who are the greatest Duke Blue Devils of all time? The best basketball players in Duke history? Be sure to vote up your favorites!

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724 303
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

1990 - 1994

NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

Grant Henry Hill is a retired American basketball player. Hill played for four teams in his professional career in the National Basketball Association; the Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, ...more

2
711 301
Christian Laettner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1988 - 1992

NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1991)

Christian Donald Laettner is an American former basketball player, entrepreneur, and basketball coach. He had a distinguished college and Olympic team career. After college, he played for 6 ...more

3
963 414
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

2010 - 2011

Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Irving was born in Melbourne, Australia but grew up in West ...more

4
649 266
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

2002 - 2006

Jonathan Clay "J. J." Redick is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 11th overall by the ...more

5
527 207
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
AndrewNewman added Small forward

2016 - 2017

Jayson Christopher Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tatum attended hometown ...more

6
430 173
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

1997 - 2001

NCAA Champion (2001)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2001)

Shane Courtney Battier is a retired American professional basketball player who played for various teams of the National Basketball Association. He has also been a member of the U.S. national ...more

7
200 41
Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Charles Rothman added Small forward, Power forward

2018 - present

Zion Williamson (born July 7, 2000) is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and 285 pounds (129 ...more

8
398 167
Jay Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

1999 - 2002

NCAA Champion (2001)

Jason David 'Jay' Williams is an American former basketball player. He played college basketball for the Duke University Blue Devils and professionally for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. He last ...more

9
392 183
Bobby Hurley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1989 - 1993

NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1992)

Robert Matthew "Bobby" Hurley is a former college and professional basketball player in the USA, and currently the head coach of the Arizona State basketball team. He was previously ...more

10
326 152
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Mets added Power forward

2017 - 2018

Marvin Bagley III is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils and ...more

11
294 139
Elton Brand is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

1997 - 1999

Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979) is an American retired professional basketball player and the current general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association ...more

12
125 37
R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
rjpal added Shooting guard

2018 - present

Rowan Alexander "R. J." Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). A native of Mississauga, he ...more

13
248 133
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1999 - 2002

NCAA Champion (2001)

Carlos Austin Boozer Jr. (born November 20, 1981) is an American retired professional basketball player. The two-time NBA All-Star played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, Chicago Bulls ...more

14
309 175
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
mets10 added Small forward

2015 - 2016

Brandon Xavier Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the ...more

15
234 126
Johnny Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Point guard

1982 - 1986

Johnny Earl Dawkins, Jr. is an American basketball coach and former player who is the current head coach of the Stanford Cardinal men's basketball team, a position he assumed in 2008. He was a ...more

16
269 151
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Power forward, Small forward

2013 - 2014

Jabari Ali Parker is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He was taken with the second overall pick in ...more

17
190 103
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

2003 - 2004

Luol Ajou Deng (born 16 April 1985) is a British professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a two-time NBA All-Star and was ...more

18
149 74
Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Shooting guard

2014 - 2018

NCAA Champion (2015)

Grayson James Allen is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Duke University. During Allen's ...more

19
144 64
Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Justise Jon Winslow is an American professional basketball player.

20
180 103
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

1999 - 2002

NCAA Champion (2001)

Michael Joseph Dunleavy Jr. (born September 15, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently a pro scout for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball ...more

21
242 154
Jahlil Okafor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Center

2014 - 2015

NCAA Champion (2015)

Jahlil Okafor (born December 15, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played his freshman season of ...more

22
172 101
Kyle Singler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Forward, Power forward

2007 - 2011

NCAA Champion (2010)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2010)

Kyle Edward Singler (born May 4, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Monbus Obradoiro of the Liga ACB. Singler was a four-year starter for the Duke men's basketball team and ...more

23
160 96
Mason Plumlee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward, Center

2009 - 2013

NCAA Champion (2010)

Mason Alexander Plumlee is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. As a freshman in 2009–10, he was a back-up forward for the Duke Blue ...more

24
141 82
Jon Scheyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Point guard

2006 - 2010

NCAA Champion (2010)

Jonathan James "Jon" Scheyer is an American former basketball player, currently an assistant coach of the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team. Scheyer led his high school team to an ...more

25
170 107
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

1985 - 1989

Daniel John Willard "Danny" Ferry is the General Manager of the Atlanta Hawks and a retired American professional basketball player. He is also the former Vice President of Basketball ...more