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

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Bobby Hurley. 4. player. Pick Analysis. Guard. Freshman, 1989-90. 434. Scouting Report

Bobby Hurley started all 38 games during his freshman campaign. His Duke team finished 29-9 (9-5, second in the ACC) and lost in the National Championship Game to the Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV.

The 6-foot point guard finished first on the team in assists per game (7.6) while shooting 34.7 percent from two and a point higher at 35.7 from three. Hurley also finished first in the conference in assists (288), third in steals and assists per game, and 10th in field goals made and 3-point field goals attempted.

Pick Analysis. player. Scouting Report. Forward. Freshman, 1990-91. Grant Hill. 3. 434

Grant Hill was a very good freshman on an outstanding Duke team. The Blue Devils finished 32-7 overall (11-3, first in the ACC) and won Mike Krzyzewski’s first national title.

Hill started 31 of 36 games during his rookie year and concluded his season second in rebounds per game (5.1) and steals per game (1.4), third on the team in field goal percentage (51.6), and fifth in points per game (11.2). The freshman finished eighth in the conference in total blocks and ninth in total steals in addition to earning All-ACC Tournament Second Team accolades.