Carter Boyle Duke Uni Student Breaks Down The Greatest Ballers
Much like many of you probably have we have had an eagle eye on the incredible freshman Zion Williamson this year who has just be picked as first draft by the New Orleans Pelicans. Zion has been an absolute inspiration for Duke university this year and he has had a season which has seen him smash all kinds of records. According to our good friend Carter Boyle Duke university has had a long line of excellent students who have gone on to make it to the NBA so we asked him to breakdown the top students who made the grade.
Christian Laettner (88-92)
The legend of Christina Laettner can be felt throughout the Duke campus as pictures and awards adorn the halls in his honor. Laettner has often been cited as one of the greatest college players of all time and he played in no less than 4 Final Fours and won 2 NCAA Championships with the college. The highlight of his college career was his insane buzzer beater against Kentucky in 92 and his scoring stats are the highest in Duke history. Laettner was drafted by the Hawks where he played for 13 seasons at power forward, including a call up to the All Star team.
J.J. Redick (02-06)
People talk about Reddick at Duke as though he was just there yesterday and you can clearly see just how exciting a player he was during his time at Duke. Reddick holds the NCAA record with 457 three pointers made in his career and he saved Duke on a number of occasions thanks to his incredible shooting stats. Reddick got his move to the NBA and ended up at Orlando Magic where he began as a bench player. Things looked like they wouldn’t go well for Reddick but he is really finding form now as a starter.
Shane Battier (97-01)
If Duke is known for one thing then it is the hustle that they put into the game, the rough and tumble hustle which gets turnovers and wins games. Few players sum up that high energy hustle like Shane Battier, a defensive beast for this university. Battier has more career steals that anyone who has attended Duke, he is 3rd for blocks and he amassed 1984 points and 887 rebounds in his college career. Battier has proven over the years that he is more than worthy of his place in the NBA and he will be remembered as one of the greats. Battier was a great defensive player who could shoot 3s better than any other defensive player I’ve ever seen, above all of this it was the hustle of Batter which won him so many supporters.
Honorable mentions go to Grant Hill, Carlos Boozer and Sheldon Williams, who all have a place in the Duke hall of fame.
Who was your favorite Duke player that made it into the league?