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The Best Duke Players In The NBA, Ranked

Updated February 21, 2020 280 votes 23 voters27 items

List RulesVote up the best Duke alumni to join the NBA ranks.

The best Duke players in the NBA are all part of a long history of talented professional players coming out of one of the most storied universities in basketball history.

Famous players like Kyrie Irving, J.J. Redick, and Jayson Tatum were stars at the college level and have gone on to even greater success in their professional careers as high NBA draft picks, making multiple NBA All-Star teams and winning championships. Some of these players were champions before they even got to the NBA, including Grayson Allen, Quinn Cook, and Jahlil Okafor, who were all part of recent March Madness triumphs with the Duke Blue Devils.

So vote up the best current NBA players who got their start playing for Duke University. Help decide which players have been able to make the jump from college into the professional ranks the best and who are still making an impact on the game today.

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  • Kyrie Irving1
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    Kyrie Irving

    Brooklyn Nets

    PositionPoint guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Number2

    Duke career: 2010-2011

    College stats
    11 games, 17.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.3 apg

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  • Jayson Tatum2
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    Jayson Tatum

    Boston Celtics

    PositionSmall forward

    Number0

    Duke career: 2016-2017

    College stats
    29 games, 16.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.1 apg

  • Brandon Ingram3
    12
    4

    Brandon Ingram

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina

    Number14

    Duke career: 2015-2016

    College stats
    36 games, 17.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.0 apg

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  • R.J. Barrett4
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    R.J. Barrett

    New York Knicks

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number9

    Duke career: 2018-2019

    College stats
    38 games, 22.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 4.3 apg
     

  • Rodney Hood5
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    Rodney Hood

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting Guard, Small Forward

    Age27

    BirthplaceMeridian, Mississippi, United States of America

    Number5

    Duke career: 2013-2014

    College stats
    67 games, 13.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.1 apg

  • Luke Kennard6
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    Luke Kennard

    Los Angeles Clippers

    PositionShooting guard

    BirthplaceMiddletown, Ohio, USA

    Number5

    Duke career: 2015-2017

    College stats
    73 games, 15.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.0 apg
     

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  • J. J. Redick7
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    J. J. Redick

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age36

    BirthplaceCookeville, Tennessee

    Number4

    Duke career: 2002-2006

    College stats
    139 games, 19.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.2 apg

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  • Marvin Bagley III8
    7
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    Marvin Bagley III

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPower forward

    Number35

    Duke career: 2017-2018

    College stats
    33 games, 21.0 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 1.5 apg

  • Justise Winslow9
    8
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    Justise Winslow

    Miami Heat

    PositionSmall forward / Point guard

    Number20

    Duke career: 2014-2015

    College stats
    39 games, 12.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.1 apg

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  • Jahlil Okafor10
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    2

    Jahlil Okafor

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionCenter

    Age24

    BirthplaceFort Smith, Arkansas

    Number8

    Duke career: 2014-2015

    College stats
    38 games, 17.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.3 apg

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  • Jabari Parker11
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    Jabari Parker

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionPower forward, Small forward

    Age24

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Number5

    Duke career: 2013-2014

    College stats
    35 games, 19.1 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.2 apg

  • Austin Rivers12
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    Austin Rivers

    New York Knicks

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    Age28

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA

    Number25

    Duke career: 2011-2012

    College stats
    34 games, 15.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.1 apg

  • Wendell Carter Jr.13
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    Wendell Carter Jr.

    Chicago Bulls

    PositionCenter / Power forward

    Number34

    Duke career: 2017-2018

    College stats
    37 games, 13.5 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.0 apg

  • Grayson Allen14
    4
    2

    Grayson Allen

    Memphis Grizzlies

    PositionShooting guard

    Number3

    Duke career: 2014-2018

    College stats
    142 games, 14.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.0 apg

  • Seth Curry15
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    7

    Seth Curry

    Dallas Mavericks

    PositionGuard

    Age29

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Number30

    Duke career: 2010-2013

    College stats
    141 games, 14.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg

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  • Cameron Reddish16
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    Cameron Reddish

    Atlanta Hawks

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, USA

    Number22

    Duke career: 2018-2019

    College stats
    36 games, 13.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.9 apg

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  • Gary Trent Jr.17
    4
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    Gary Trent Jr.

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionShooting guard

    Number2

    Duke career: 2017-2018

    College stats
    37 games, 14.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.4 apg

  • Harry Giles18
    1
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    Harry Giles

    Sacramento Kings

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

    Duke career: 2016-2017

    College stats
    26 games, 3.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 0.3 apg

  • Frank Jackson19
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    Frank Jackson

    New Orleans Pelicans

    PositionPoint guard

    Number15

    Duke career: 2016-2017

    College stats
    36 games, 10.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.7 apg

  • Mason Plumlee20
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    Mason Plumlee

    Denver Nuggets

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age30

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana

    Number5

    Duke career: 2009-2013

    College stats
    141 games, 9.8 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.5 apg

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  • Trevon Duval21
    1
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    Trevon Duval

    Minnesota Timberwolves

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceNew Castle, Delaware, USA

    Number0

    Duke career: 2017-2018

    College stats
    37 games, 10.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 5.6 apg

  • Semi Ojeleye22
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    Semi Ojeleye

    Boston Celtics

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceOverland Park, Kansas, USA

    Number37

    Duke career: 2013-2015

    College stats
    58 games, 12.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.0 apg

  • Quinn Cook23
    4
    4

    Quinn Cook

    Los Angeles Lakers

    PositionPoint guard

    Age26

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Number2

    Duke career: 2011-2015

    College stats
    143 games, 11.0 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.6 apg

  • Amile Jefferson24
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    Amile Jefferson

    Orlando Magic

    PositionPower forward

    Age26

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Number11

    Duke career: 2012-2017

    College stats
    150 games, 7.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 0.9 apg

  • Josh McRoberts25
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    Josh McRoberts

    Portland Trail Blazers

    PositionPower forward, Center

    Age32

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Number11

    Duke career: 2005-2007

    College stats
    69 games, 10.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.4 apg

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