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The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 4, 2020 43.1k votes 4.7k voters 60.2k 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 Laettner1
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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 Hill2
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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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    #43 of 71 Mormon Politicians#14 of 31 The Best NBA Commentators Ever

  • J. J. Redick3
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    J. J. Redick

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2002 - 2006

    Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick (born June 24, 1984) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #14 of 52 The Best NBA Free-Throw Shooters Ever#2 of 51 The Best Current NBA Free-Throw Shooters

  • Zion Williamson4
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    Zion Williamson

    Small forward, Power forward

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2018 - 2019

    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #21 of 55 The Best No. 1 Overall NBA Draft Picks of All Time, Ranked#1 of 43 The Best Players In March Madness 2019, Ranked

  • Jay Williams5
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    Jay Williams

    Point guard

    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1999 - 2002

    NCAA Champion (2001)

  • Shane Battier6
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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)

  • Jayson Tatum7
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    Jayson Tatum

    Small forward

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    NationalityUSA

    TeamBoston Celtics

    2016 - 2017

    Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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    #40 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time#5 of 49 The Best Athletes Signed To Jordan Brand

  • Bobby Hurley8
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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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    #23 of 68 The Best Current College Basketball Coaches#70 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • Johnny Dawkins9
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    Johnny Dawkins

    Point guard

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1982 - 1986

    Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr. (born September 28, 1963) is an American basketball coach and former...  more
  • Elton Brand10
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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...  more

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    #70 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time#213 of 227 The Greatest Offensive Players in NBA History

  • Kyrie Irving11
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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...  more

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  • Carlos Boozer12
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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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    #39 of 73 The Greatest Chicago Bulls of All Time#70 of 168 The Greatest Power Forwards in NBA History

  • RJ Barret13
    718
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    RJ Barret

    Shooting guard

    TeamNew York Knicks

    2018 - 2019

    Rowan Alexander "RJ" Barrett Jr. (born June 14, 2000) is a Canadian professional basketball...  more

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    #42 of 96 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today#30 of 55 Who Is The Fastest Player In The NBA Right Now?

  • Brandon Ingram14
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    Brandon Ingram

    Small forward

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2015 - 2016

    Brandon Xavier Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • Marvin Bagley III15
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    Marvin Bagley III

    Power forward

    TeamSacramento Kings

    2017 - 2018

    Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more
  • Mike Dunleavy, Jr.16
    452
    246

    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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    #513 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#132 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • Danny Ferry17
    433
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    Danny Ferry

    Small forward, Power forward

    BirthplaceHyattsville, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1985 - 1989

    Daniel John Willard Ferry (born October 17, 1966) is an American retired professional...  more
  • Justise Winslow18
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    Justise Winslow

    Small forward / Point guard

    TeamMiami Heat

    Justise Jon Winslow (born March 26, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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    #122 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today#19 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

  • Jahlil Okafor19
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    BirthplaceFort Smith, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2014 - 2015

    NCAA Champion (2015)

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    #71 of 78 The Best Philadelphia 76ers of All Time#40 of 50 The Best NBA Centers Right Now

  • Luol Deng20
    456
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    Luol Deng

    Small forward

    BirthplaceWau, South Sudan

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    TeamMinnesota Timberwolves

    2003 - 2004

    Luol Ajou Deng (born 16 April 1985) is a British professional basketball player who last...  more

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    #109 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#88 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

  • Grayson Allen21
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    Grayson Allen

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, USA

    NationalityUSA

    TeamMemphis Grizzlies

    2014 - 2018

    NCAA Champion (2015)

  • Jabari Parker22
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    Jabari Parker

    Power forward, Small forward

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityAmerican

    TeamAtlanta Hawks

    2013 - 2014

    Jabari Ali Parker (born March 15, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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    #97 of 120 The Fastest NBA Players of All Time#30 of 108 The Best NBA Players from Illinois

  • Tyus Jones23
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    Tyus Jones

    Point guard

    BirthplaceBurnsville, Minnesota, USA

    NationalityUSA

    TeamMinnesota Timberwolves

    2014 - 2015

    NCAA Champion (2015)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2015)

  • Kyle Singler24
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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)

  • Quinn Cook25
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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...  more