The Duke basketball program has been built with many blue-chip recruits.
Mike Krzyzewski and his assistants recruit many of the best high school basketball players in the country every year and they have had tremendous success bringing many of those players to Duke.
The list of McDonald’s All-Americans that have gone on to successful careers as Duke Blue Devils is quite long.
But there have also been some unlikely success stories in Duke’s history. Many individuals have exceeded expectations and accomplished a tremendous amount during their time at Duke.
The following list looks at the five most unlikely success stories in Blue Devils history.