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I wonder why most Duke BB players aren't great pros

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 8:35 AM
 

They've gotten some of the best basketball players in the nation out of high school for literally the last 30 years. Out of all of those players only 2 guys have been really good players in the NBA:

- Grant Hill (and that was 25 years ago)
- Kyrie Irving (who maybe played 10 gms in his college career for Duke due to injury)

That's it! I get wanting to play for a legendary college coach, but if succeeding in the NBA is one of your goals I'd question if Duke is really the move to make.


They don't get to take their refs with them?***

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 8:47 AM
 




BengalBilly with what I consider the post of the week!!

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 8:57 AM
 

Good one and so true

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Too many all stars make them nothing but college's

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 8:54 AM
 

version of the Harlem Globetrotters. Their weaknesses get compensated for by other players on their team and strengths accentuated. When they get to the pros reality hits them that they have been ill prepared.

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Re: I wonder why most Duke BB players aren't great pros

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 9:10 AM
 

So which school more regularly does produce superstar NBA players??


Hate to say it but...UNC and Kentucky***

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 9:12 AM
 

Nm


When was UNC’s last superstar?***


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 9:14 AM
 




Vince Carter?


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 3:50 PM
 

They've had a few other decent players, but he's the last real star I remember. I'm probably forgetting somebody though.

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Most Duke players are soft and that translates to the NBA***

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 9:16 AM
 




Actually they do. According to this.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 9:17 AM
 

http://www.businessinsider.com/nba-players-colleges-kentucky-2017-11

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Re: Actually they do. According to this.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 9:24 AM
 

> http://www.businessinsider.com/nba-players-colleges-ke
> ntucky-2017-11

http://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/3cvmww/bryan_cranston_mic_drop/

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I can’t remember UNC’s last superstar COLLEGIATE player


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 9:28 AM
 

Maybe Tyler Hansbrough


Re: I can’t remember UNC’s last superstar COLLEGIATE player


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 10:04 AM
 

But yet another middling pro.

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Re: I can’t remember UNC’s last superstar COLLEGIATE player


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 12:39 PM
 

Danny Green is really solid as a pro.


Redick is better though IMO.***


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 3:53 PM
 



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I think you forgot to mention ...


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 10:07 AM
 

Cherokee Parks... ;)


Very few of [insert any top team]'s BB players are great pros


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 10:10 AM
 

Talent pool so spread out. One and done just a holding tank.

If I were his parents I would have recommended Duke as well unless his heart was totally committed to Clemson. Either way, kid with 90% of being a lottery pick so a moot point.

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Re: I wonder why most Duke BB players aren't great pros

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 10:11 AM
 

JJ hasn’t been bad. Has been in the NBA a whole lot longer than what was expected.

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Great Point !!! I was wondering myself what are ...


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 10:28 AM
 

the great players from Duke in the NBA

They are far and few between ...

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Battier was good, Brand was good, Dunleavy is good,


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 11:49 AM
 

Singler has played well, Winslow has played well, McRoberts had moments...Do you even watch the pros?


Re: Battier was good, Brand was good, Dunleavy is good,

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 12:38 PM
 

I would vote for Kyrie Irving as MVP this year.


Re: Battier was good, Brand was good, Dunleavy is good,


Posted: Jan 22, 2018 8:10 PM
 

Let's see


Elton Brand played 16 years and scored almost 17,00 points averaging 16 night with 9 rebounds
Carlos Boozer has scored 14K points in 12 years
Deng and Maggette were 1 and done at Duke, have 25K points between them
Mike Dunleavy has scored 11K points averaging 13 night
Irving was mentioned
JJ Reddick has hit more 3pt than anyone recently and has played 11 years.

Recently
Ingram looks solid in LA, Parker is playing great for the Bucks and Tatum isstrong also.

Duke has more players in the NBA than any other college today


OP said "great pros"


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 1:37 PM
 

You may want to rethink the definition of great if want to include the guys you listed. I'd consider great as being an all star at least 3 or 4 years.


You also said successful in the pros and I named several


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 1:54 PM
 

who were VERY successful.


Don’t confuse great players with great teams


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 11:57 AM
 

Read the article and not just the names and you may think differently.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2342643-ranking-the-best-nba-players-to-come-from-coach-ks-duke-program.amp.html

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Re: I wonder why most Duke BB players aren't great pros


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 12:41 PM
 

I believe you left Elton Brand off your list. His NBA career numbers are sneaky good.

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Re: I wonder why most Duke BB players aren't great pros


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 12:50 PM
 

Shav Randolph is having a pretty good year laying for the Beijing Fly Dragons.


Tatum will probably be rookie of the year in the NBA.

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 12:46 PM
 

Kyrie Irving is great. Anyway, I get your point. A big reason was that in the past Duke wanted to only go for top recruits who had a goal of getting their degree and graduating before they went pro, or at the least staying a few years. Coach K gave up on that and is now cool with the one and done studs to mix in. It all completely ended with Elton Brand.

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I forgot to add, Jabari Parker without that injury was a....


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 12:49 PM
 

stud and still may be one day. Duke's philiosopshy has changed and the NBA will be stacked with their quality players over the next 10 years.

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I forgot to add Brandon Ingram. He is a stud....


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 12:55 PM
 

and just maturing. He is the only Laker that Magic Johnson said he would refuse to trade and won't listen to trade offers. He will be a perennial All-Star.

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Rodney Hood is pretty good too

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Posted: Jan 21, 2018 3:58 PM
 

You mentioned the big thing though.. K experimented with recruiting four year players instead of 1 and dones for awhile and it was largely unsuccessful. He did ultimately win a title like that in 2010, but the next year he signed Kyrie and started going after the top flight recruits again.

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Are you insinuating that K is a bad coach?***


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 2:25 PM
 




sort of...


Posted: Jan 21, 2018 3:42 PM
 

I'm not a Duker and I'm even less of a K'er, but there've been a few others: JJ Redick did pretty well. Elton Brand and then another forward similar to him (forgot name - has been fairly recent, and played for years), Laettner was just OK, not great, two great guards went down to injury early in careers (Hurley, Williams), but I know what you mean. The skinny white forwards have done nothing (surprise, surprise). Then you've got Tatum for the Celtics, who is good already and will be great (played one year, left Duke).


Re: sort of...


Posted: Jan 22, 2018 11:45 PM
 

Shane Battier had a pretty good career. 2 time NBA all defensive team 2008-2009


Wake definitely represents


Posted: Jan 22, 2018 11:59 PM
 

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