When you think of the quintessential Duke point guard, the image of Bobby Hurley comes to mind.
Hurley combines all the positives of the other players on this list. He played the point guard position for Coach K for four full years. Over that time, his scoring ability increased, but his assist totals never suffered to accommodate his scoring role. Hurley’s senior year he had highs in both assists per game and points per game (via GoDuke).
Even though he’s not generally regarded as one of the Blue Devils’ best scorers, only as a freshman did Hurley average single-digit points per game. Over his career, he actually had a high three-point shooting percentage than Jason Williams.
Hurley is also ninth on Duke’s career steals list, so his defense was also of a high quality.
Of course, it wasn’t Hurley’s scoring prowess or defense that was the defining feature of his Duke career.
As great as a Jason Williams was, his best season in assists was 237. Hurley’s lowest season assist total was 237. So Williams’ best was Hurley’s worst. Famously Hurley is Duke’s all time leader in career assists. His 1,076 assists are over 200 more than second place (via DukeReport).
Beyond all the stats, Bobby Hurley is the only Duke point guard to have lead his team to two national championships. At the end of the day, Hurley could facilitate for other and score when he needed to. He was the picture of offensive efficiency and his winning legacy and talent make him the greatest Duke point guard of all time.