The Best Duke Basketball Stars to Make the NBA

Duke University is known as one of the best schools in the country at churning out NBA players. Overall, they’ve sent 58 players to the league who have played in at least one game, and 25 since the year 2000. Coach Mike Krzyzewski is one of the most decorated coaches in NCAA history, having won five championships and leading his school to the Final Four 12 times. In short, the Blue Devils have experienced a ton of success. Here are the 25 best players who Duke has sent to the NBA.

25. Brandon Ingram

Duke's Brandon Ingram puts up a shot during the ACC Tournament.

Duke’s Brandon Ingram puts up a shot during the ACC Tournament. | Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Drafted No. 2 overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in June 2016, Brandon Ingram’s NBA story has yet to be written. At this point, the 19-year-old’s not finished with his rookie season and has averages of 8.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 36.7% shooting in 27.8 minutes per game. Ingram has a tremendous amount of potential; he finished his time at Duke after just one season and averaged 17.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game as a freshman.