Athletes 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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1,036 455
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
1,340 593
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 2 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
3
624 230
Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 3 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
4
907 391
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
1,027 458
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
762 316
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 6 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
7
577 241
Jay Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
604 267
Shane Battier is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
560 260
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
338 131
R.J. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 10 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
11
479 236
Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
412 209
Elton Brand is listed (or ranked) 12 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
13
356 172
Johnny Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 13 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
14
365 183
Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
437 252
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 15 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
16
381 218
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
224 111
Justise Winslow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added
Justise Jon Winslow is an American professional basketball player.
18
279 160
Luol Deng is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
263 151
Mike Dunleavy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
341 214
Jahlil Okafor is listed (or ranked) 20 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
21
252 158
Grayson Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 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
22
181 98
Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 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
23
142 68
Tyus Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 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)

Tyus Robert Jones (born May 10, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more
24
241 153
Danny Ferry is listed (or ranked) 24 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
25
179 99
Seth Curry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time
TRENT13 added Guard
Seth Adham Curry is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for one year with the Liberty ...more