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 famos 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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Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 1 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

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562 237
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
505 211
J. J. Redick is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
392 149
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 4 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

5
543 235
Christian Laettner is listed (or ranked) 5 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

6
316 139
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
249 97
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 7 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

8
305 141
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
300 150
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
242 122
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
215 103
Jabari Parker is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
218 111
Elton Brand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1997 - 1999

Elton Tyron Brand is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He was selected with first overall pick in the ...more

13
184 101
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. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. As a member of Team USA, Boozer won ...more

14
76 20
Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 14 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

15
142 80
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward

2003 - 2004

Luol Ajou Deng is a British professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has also played for the Great Britain national ...more

16
175 106
Johnny Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
134 79
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 17 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

18
130 79
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

1999 - 2002

NCAA Champion (2001)

Michael Joseph Dunleavy, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. Before signing with the Bulls, ...more

19
187 127
Jahlil Okafor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Center

2014 - 2015

NCAA Champion (2015)

Jahlil Okafor is an American college basketball player for the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team who played his freshman season for the 2014–15 national championship team. He entered Duke ...more

20
120 77
Mason Plumlee is listed (or ranked) 20 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 Brooklyn Nets of the NBA. As a freshman in 2009–10, he was a back-up forward for the Duke Blue ...more

21
126 83
Kyle Singler is listed (or ranked) 21 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 is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Singler was a four-year starter for ...more

22
102 63
Rodney Hood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Guard

2013 - 2014

Rodney Michael Hood (born October 20, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

23
101 66
Jon Scheyer is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
102 66
Corey Maggette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

1998 - 1999

Corey Antoine Maggette is an American former professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He currently works as an analyst for Fox Sports.

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72 38
Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Mets added Power forward, Center

2017 - 2018

Wendell Andre Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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9 0
Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Charles Rothman added Zion Williamson Small forward, Power forward

2018 - present

27
89 64
Trajan Langdon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Shooting guard

1994 - 1999

Trajan Shaka Langdon is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 3 ³⁄₄ in 210 lb. shooting guard, he first gained fame in the U.S. while playing college basketball at Duke

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29 7
RJ Barret is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
rjpal added RJ Barret Shooting guard

2018 - present

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53 38
Nolan Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Point guard

2007 - 2011

Nolan Derek Smith is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Duke University before ...more

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34 16
Tyus Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Mets added Tyus Jones Point guard

2014 - 2015

NCAA Champion (2015)

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2015)

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69 61
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Center

1982 - 1986

Jay Scot Bilas is an American college basketball analyst for ESPN, a former NCAA Tournament Announcer with CBS Sports, as well as former college basketball player. He is also a practicing

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15 13
Steve Wojciechowski is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

1994 - 1998

Steve "Wojo" Wojciechowski is an American basketball coach and former player of Polish origin. He is currently the head coach at Marquette University, having previously served as ...more

33
48 49
Art Heyman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Small forward, Guard

1960 - 1963

NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1963)

Arthur Bruce "Art" Heyman was an American professional basketball player.

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52 55
Harry Giles is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Rusty Shackelford added Power forward, Center

2016 - 2017

Harry Lee Giles III (born April 22, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

35
13 13
Jeff Capel III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Jeff Capel III Guard

1993 - 1997

Felton Jeffrey "Jeff" Capel III is an American former college basketball player at Duke University and was a head coach at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Oklahoma. ...more

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45 55
Cherokee Parks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
Power forward

1991 - 1995

NCAA Champion (1992)

Cherokee Bryan Parks is an American professional basketball player. A 6' 11", 240 lbs center, Parks played his college basketball at Duke University under coach Mike Krzyzewski and won the ...more

37
17 23
Antonio Lang is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Forward

1990 - 1994

NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

Antonio Maurice Lang is an American former professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. He played his college ...more

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16 23
Brian Davis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Small forward

1988 - 1992

NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

Brian Keith Davis is an American former college and professional basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round of the 1992 NBA Draft. A 6'7" guard-forward, Davis ...more

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13 24
William Avery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
bigulcards added Point guard

1997 - 1999

William Franklin "Will" Avery Jr. is an American former professional basketball player.