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The Greatest Duke Basketball Players Of All Time

Updated July 6, 2021 41.2k votes 4.9k voters 64.3k views76 items

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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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    Christian Laettner

    Power forward, Center

    BirthplaceAngola, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1988 - 1992

    NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1991)

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    Grant Hill

    Small forward

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamPhoenix Suns

    1990 - 1994

    NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

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    Zion Williamson

    Small forward, Power forward

    BirthplaceSalisbury, North Carolina

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2018 - 2019

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) and...  more

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    Jay Williams

    Point guard

    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1999 - 2002

    NCAA Champion (2001)

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    J. J. Redick

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamDallas Mavericks

    2002 - 2006

    Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected 11th overall by the...  more

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    Shane Battier

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamMiami Heat

    1997 - 2001

    NCAA Champion (2001)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2001)

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    Jayson Tatum

    Small forward

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    NationalityAmerican

    TeamBoston Celtics

    2016 - 2017

    Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tatum...  more

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    Bobby Hurley

    Point guard

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1989 - 1993

    NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1992)

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    Johnny Dawkins

    Point guard

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1982 - 1986

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    Elton Brand

    Power forward, Center

    BirthplaceCortlandt, Cortlandt Manor, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamPhiladelphia 76ers

    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 (NBA)....  more

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    #75 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time#197 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

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    Kyrie Irving

    Point guard

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    TeamBrooklyn Nets

    2010 - 2011

    Kyrie Andrew Irving (; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named NBA Rookie of the Year after...  more

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    Carlos Boozer

    Power forward

    BirthplaceAschaffenburg, Germany

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamChicago Bulls

    1999 - 2002

    NCAA Champion (2001)

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    Brandon Ingram

    Small forward

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2015 - 2016

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    RJ Barret

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    TeamNew York Knicks

    2018 - 2019

    Rowan Alexander "RJ" Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A shooting guard and small...  more

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    Danny Ferry

    Small forward, Power forward

    BirthplaceHyattsville, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1985 - 1989

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    Marvin Bagley III

    Power forward

    BirthplaceTempe, Arizona

    NationalityAmerican

    TeamSacramento Kings

    2017 - 2018

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    Mike Dunleavy, Jr.

    Shooting guard, Small forward

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamMilwaukee Bucks

    1999 - 2002

    NCAA Champion (2001)

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    Grayson Allen

    Shooting guard

    TeamMilwaukee Bucks

    2014 - 2018

    NCAA Champion (2015)

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    BirthplaceFort Smith, Arkansas

    NationalityAmerican

    TeamBrooklyn Nets

    2014 - 2015

    NCAA Champion (2015)

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    Kyle Singler

    Small forward, Forward

    BirthplaceMedford, Oregon, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    2007 - 2011

    NCAA Champion (2010)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2010)

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    Luol Deng

    Small forward

    BirthplaceWau, South Sudan

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    TeamMinnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers

    2003 - 2004

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

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    Tyus Jones

    Point guard

    TeamMemphis Grizzlies

    2014 - 2015

    NCAA Champion (2015)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2015)

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    Justise Winslow

    Small forward

    TeamLos Angeles Clippers

    Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more

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    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamLos Angeles Lakers

    Quinn Alexander Cook (born March 23, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the...  more
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    2018 - 2020

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