Duke Basketball: Ranking the Blue Devils' NBA Draft Picks Since 2000

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Duke Basketball: Ranking the Blue Devils' NBA Draft Picks Since 2000
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Prospective college basketball players want to know one major question when choosing a program: Can this school help get me to the NBA?

Duke has had more success than most in that area, especially in the last 15 years. Since 2000, 20 former Blue Devils have been selected in the NBA draft, second only to Kentucky's 22.

Any program as elite as Duke's will certainly turn out stars, like Kyrie Irving (pictured above). The sheer unpredictability of sport will produce a fair number of busts, as well. But how do the ex-Dukies stack up against each other? Who is the best of the bunchand conversely, the worst?

We put together one of these for Kentucky earlier in the week. Now, it's Duke's turn. Supporters of the two schools can debate until the end of time which blue-blooded, blue-shirted program turned out the better pros. But first, let's look at the NBA talents who first got on scouts' radar in Durham.

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