Duke Basketball: Comparing Each Current Blue Devil to a Former Duke Player

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Duke Basketball: Comparing Each Current Blue Devil to a Former Duke Player
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1999 Team

After watching any college team play enough times it is easy to notice that certain players adopt a similar playing style to past players of the same program.

Duke has always had that 6'1" to 6'3" guard who can shoot but whose NBA prospects always hang in the balance.

Recently we learned about Tom Emma, one of Mike Krzyzewski's first starting guards at Duke, who died under unfortunate circumstances. May he rest in peace.

Although not recruited by Coach K, the 49-year-old Emma seems to be the original shooter, and was the first person to connect on a three-point shot in the ACC.

Then there was Johnny Dawkins who was Duke's all-time leading scorer until JJ Redick came to Durham.

Nolan Smith just graduated but there was Daniel Ewing, William Avery, DeMarcus Nelson and Trajan Langdon before him.

This comparison is not strictly for the guards, as I will be comparing the current scholarship players to a past player.

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