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Duke has won five national championships — all under legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski  — and reached the title game another six times. Among the elite programs in all of college sports, the Blue Devils continue to produce some of the best talent in the game on an annual basis. Here’s our list of the top 20 players to don a Duke uniform — listed in chronological order.

The school’s first consensus All-American basketball player and first member of Duke’s program to have his jersey retired (No. 10). In 1950-51, the two-time All-American averaged 25.2 points, and one season later, he put up 26 points per game as a junior. He was honored as national player of the year in 1952. While Groat spent one season in the NBA, he was an eight-time Major League Baseball All-Star, two-time World Series champion with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the 1960 NL MVP.

In the storied annals of Duke basketball, Heyman’s 25.1 career scoring average still ranks No. 1. The aforementioned Dıck Groat sits second at 23.0 per game. His 10.9 career rebounding average sits fourth all time in school history. The most notable of Heyman’s three seasons came in 1962-63, when he averaged 24.9 points and 10.8 rebounds to lead the Blue Devils to their first Final Four appearance and earn national player of the year honors from The Associated Press.

Part of the first two Duke teams to reach the Final Four (1963, ’64), Mullins averaged 21.9 points (fourth in school history) and 9.0 rebounds (11th) during his three seasons with the Blue Devils. Mullins was both the ACC Player and Athlete of the Year in 1964, and he was a three-time first-team all-league selection. Mullins, who won Olympic gold with the United States men’s basketball team in 1964 and posted 182 collegiate coaching victories over 11 seasons at Charlotte, had his No. 44 Duke jersey retired in 1994.Zion Williamson Will Be Fine, but His Teammates Might Not Be - The New York  Times

Gminski was a force from the moment he stepped on the Duke campus. He averaged 15.3 points and 10.7 rebounds to earn co-ACC Rookie of the Year for the 1976-77 campaign. When Gminski’s four seasons at Duke ended, he totaled 2,323 points (fifth-most in school history) and 1,242 rebounds (second all time). He also ranks second in school history with 345 blocks, and he’s the Blue Devils’ all-time leader with 63 double-doubles. Gminski was a first-team consensus All-American in 1979, when he was also the ACC Player of the Year.

The Duke basketball record book is littered with Dawkins’ name. He was a two-time first-team All-American (1985, ’86) and the Naismith Player of the Year as a senior in 1985-86 when he averaged 20.2 points and shot 54.9 percent for the national runner-up Blue Devils. He ranks second in school history with 2,556 career points, and he’s the program’s all-time leader in made field goals (1,026). Dawkins’ No. 24 was retired by the school, and he was part of the ACC’s 50th Anniversary men’s basketball team.

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