Duke basketball: Six best sixth men under Coach K

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player. 4. 434. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Sixth Man. 1999-00. Mike Dunleavy

Although Mike Dunleavy was drafted No. 3 overall in the 2002 NBA draft, he was just a sixth man as a freshman on the 1999-00 Duke basketball squad. He started two of the 30 games he played in for a Blue Devils team that won both the ACC regular season and conference tournament.

The 6-foot-9, 220-pound shooting forward averaged 12 points and more than four rebounds per game in the 2000 ACC Tournament and was selected to the All-Tournament Second Team. On the season, Dunleavy averaged 9.1 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game in just over 24 minutes of action per game as a reserve.

Corey Maggette. 3. 434. Scouting Report. 1998-99. player. Pick Analysis. Sixth Man

In his only season as a Blue Devil, Corey Maggette started only three of 39 contests, averaging just under 18 minutes per game. However, the 6-foot-6, 220-pound freshman notched three double-doubles on the year, including a tremendous 14-point, 11-rebound performance against in-state rival North Carolina.

On the year, Maggette averaged 10.8 points per game (fourth on the team), 3.8 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game for a group that finished with a 37-2 overall record and came up only a few points short of a national title.