The Top Ten Players that Coach K has had at Duke

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Jay Williams. #1.

He's listed in this article as number 1 but that is questionable to people. Some say due to his motorcycle accident he would have been by far the #1 with no question about anyone else.

Christian Laettner is #2. Laettner finished his college career with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, was a two-time All-American, the 1992 National Player of the Year and the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft in 1992. He is also the only player in college basketball history to start in four straight Final Fours. Questionably the #1 best player through Duke.

Johnny Dawkins #3. ​ Known as a very important player to the growth of Duke basketball.

He was a two-time All-American point guard that led the school to the 1986 national title game. Known as a very important player to the growth of Duke basketball.

#4 Grant Hill.

He was on the team that won in 1991 and 1992. He was the first player in ACC history to collect 1,900 points, 700 rebounds, 400 assists, 200 steals and 100 blocked shots

Shane Battier #5

He was a 3 time Defensive Player of the Year that led Duke to two Final Fours. One of them being  the 2001 National Title, and was also named the 2001 National Player of the Year.

JJ Redick #6.

Redick surpassed Dawkins as Duke’s all-time leading scorer in 2006. One of the best 3 point shooters that has went through Duke.

Bobby Hurley #7

He played in three Final Fours, was the starting point guard for the 1991 and 1992 national titles and is still the NCAA’s all-time assists leader.

Elton Brand #8.

National Player of the Year in 1999

Danny Ferry #9.

Playing for Duke and helping led them to the Final Fours in 1986, 1988 and 1989. He was a two-time all-american and eventually taken as the No. 2 pick in the 1989 draft.

Jahil Okafor #10.

He's still apart of the team but some say he has the potential to become the best that has ever came out of Duke. He’s the centerpiece on a top 10 team this season and the favorite to win the National Player of the Year award and go No. 1 overall in the 2015 draft.

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