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The Greatest Duke Basketball Players of All Time

Updated March 4, 2020 44.0k votes 4.6k voters 58.5k 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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  • 1
    Grant Hill
    1,707
    763

    Grant Hill

    Small forward

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamPhoenix Suns

    1990 - 1994

    NCAA Champion (1991, 1992)

  • 2
    J. J. Redick
    1,549
    675

    J. J. Redick

    Point guard, Shooting guard

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2002 - 2006

  • 3
    Christian Laettner
    1,754
    790

    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)

  • 4
    Zion Williamson
    1,504
    581

    Zion Williamson

    Small forward, Power forward

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2018 - 2019

  • 5
    Jay Williams
    1,019
    441

    Jay Williams

    Point guard

    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1999 - 2002

    NCAA Champion (2001)

  • 6
    Shane Battier
    1,027
    454

    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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  • 7
    Jayson Tatum
    1,301
    581

    Jayson Tatum

    Small forward

    TeamBoston Celtics

    2016 - 2017

  • 8
    Bobby Hurley
    958
    450

    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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    #105 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History#74 of 143 Athletes Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • 9
    Johnny Dawkins
    654
    278

    Johnny Dawkins

    Point guard

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1982 - 1986

  • 10
    Elton Brand
    714
    329

    Elton Brand

    Power forward, Center

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

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamPhiladelphia 76ers

    1997 - 1999

  • 11
    Kyrie Irving
    2,075
    1,052

    Kyrie Irving

    Point guard

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    TeamBrooklyn Nets

    2010 - 2011

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  • 12
    Carlos Boozer
    614
    299

    Carlos Boozer

    Power forward

    BirthplaceAschaffenburg, Germany

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamChicago Bulls

    1999 - 2002

    NCAA Champion (2001)

  • 13
    RJ Barret
    731
    342

    RJ Barret

    Shooting guard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    TeamNew York Knicks

    2018 - 2019

  • 14
    Brandon Ingram
    763
    392

    Brandon Ingram

    Small forward

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2015 - 2016

  • 15
    Marvin Bagley III
    796
    432

    Marvin Bagley III

    Power forward

    TeamSacramento Kings

    2017 - 2018

  • 16
    Mike Dunleavy, Jr.
    457
    252

    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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    #497 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#139 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • 17
    Justise Winslow
    438
    216

    Justise Winslow

    Small forward / Point guard

    TeamMiami Heat

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    #20 of 76 Every Athlete Signed To Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, Ranked#18 of 86 The Best Second-Generation NBA Players Of All Time

  • 18
    Danny Ferry
    434
    248

    Danny Ferry

    Small forward, Power forward

    BirthplaceHyattsville, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    1985 - 1989

  • 19
    Jahlil Okafor
    594
    342

    BirthplaceFort Smith, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamNew Orleans Pelicans

    2014 - 2015

    NCAA Champion (2015)

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  • 20
    Luol Deng
    465
    273

    Luol Deng

    Small forward

    BirthplaceWau, South Sudan

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    TeamMinnesota Timberwolves

    2003 - 2004

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    #52 of 107 The Best Foreign NBA Players of All Time#115 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • 21
    Grayson Allen
    549
    320

    Grayson Allen

    Shooting guard

    TeamMemphis Grizzlies

    2014 - 2018

    NCAA Champion (2015)

  • 22
    Kyle Singler
    416
    245

    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)

  • 23
    Jabari Parker
    599
    375

    Jabari Parker

    Power forward, Small forward

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    TeamAtlanta Hawks

    2013 - 2014

  • 24
    Tyus Jones
    351
    178

    Tyus Jones

    Point guard

    BirthplaceBurnsville, Minnesota, USA

    NationalityUSA

    TeamMinnesota Timberwolves

    2014 - 2015

    NCAA Champion (2015)

    NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2015)

  • 25
    Quinn Cook
    314
    170

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    TeamLos Angeles Lakers

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    #93 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#79 of 107 The Greatest Lakers of All Time