Top 10 potential Duke basketball one-and-dones before one-and-done era

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434. Scouting Report. Forward. Mark Alarie. Freshman, 1982-83. 10. player. Pick Analysis

The 1982-83 season was just Mike Krzyzewski’s third at the helm of the Blue Devils.

Mark Alarie played on that mediocre-at-best Duke basketball team that finished 11-17 (3-11, seventh in the ACC). He started all 28 contests and finished first on the team in rebounds per game (6.5) and second in points per game (13.0).

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player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Guard. 9. Freshman, 1983-84. Tommy Amaker. 434

Tommy Amaker’s 24-10 freshman Duke team (7-7, fourth in the ACC) lost as the No. 3 seed in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to the No. 6 seed Washington Huskies. Those Blue Devils had a statement win, though, beating No. 1 North Carolina in the semifinals of the 1984 ACC Tournament:

That season, Amaker finished first on the team in assists per game (4.8) and steals per game (1.9) and second on the team in minutes per game (36.3) and field goal percentage (50.7).