Duke Basketball: Pick Your $15 All-Time Duke Blue Devil Starting Five

Doug BrodessCorrespondent IJune 7, 2014

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 16:  J.J. Redick #4 of the Duke Blue Devils is guarded by Alvin Mott #30 of the Southern University Jaguars during the First Round of the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 16, 2006 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Duke Blue Devil basketball. College hoops fans either love them or hate them. There's not much in-between.

The school had periodic success on the hardwood before Mike Krzyzewski arrived in 1980. Duke has emerged, however, as one of the premier programs in the sport over Coach K's three-plus decades in Durham.

All told, Duke has won four NCAA championships, and made 15 Final Four trips and 38 NCAA tournament appearances.

Krzyzewski is college basketball's all-time winningest coach because he has been able to bring in elite-level talent year-after-year.

The Blue Devils have had multiple All-Americans at every position, so choosing who fits into a top-tier team is a challenging undertaking.

Now, you get your chance to select your own all-time Duke starting five. Here is the catch: Choose a player from each position without exceeding your $15 "salary cap."

Share your team in the comments section of this article. Give everyone reasons why you picked your squad. If you think someone is missing from the list, make your case why "your player" belongs.

Many exceptional Blue Devil players are not included on these lists. Some of them are absent because there are too many great players in front of them. 

Other former Duke stars would have most likely been included if they had played for additional years (Jabari Parker, Kyrie Irving, Austin Rivers, Corey Maggette, Rodney Hood and Luol Deng to name a few). For this list, career contribution matters.

Lets do this!


Point Guards

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$5 Bobby Hurley

$4 Johnny Dawkins

$3 Jason Williams

$2 Jon Scheyer

$1 Chris Duhon


Shooting Guards

GREENSBORO, NC - MARCH 18:  J.J. Redick #4 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on in the second half against the George Washington Colonials during the Second Round of the 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 18, 2006 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Gre
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$5 J.J. Redick

$4 Art Heyman

$3 Jim Spanarkel

$2 Trajan Langdon

$1 Gerald Henderson


Small Forwards

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$5 Grant Hill

$4 Shane Battier

$3 Kyle Singler

$2 Jeff Mullins

$1 Mike Dunleavy


Power Forwards

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$5 Gene Banks

$4 Shelden Williams

$3 Mark Alarie

$2 Elton Brand

$1 Carlos Boozer



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$5 Christian Laettner

$4 Mike Gminski

$3 Danny Ferry

$2 Randy Denton

$1 Mason Plumlee