Duke basketball freshman lists his Mount Rushmore of Blue Devils

J.J. Redick, Duke basketball (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)
J.J. Redick, Duke basketball (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images) /

Duke basketball freshman Jalen Johnson listed his Mount Rushmore of Blue Devils on his Instagram story on Thursday.

The debate always rages on as to who are the best Duke basketball players to come through the program as virtually no one can agree on the same four or five players, but it always leaves for an interesting debate.

Incoming freshman forward Jalen Johnson entered that debate on his Instagram story on Thursday afternoon, taking questions from fans in a question-and-answer session.

Johnson was posed with the question of what his Duke basketball Mount Rushmore would be, and his response was JJ ‘Reddick’, Grant Hill, Zion Williamson, and Christian Laettner.

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The only problem with the answer of the star freshman was that he mistakenly spelled the name wrong of the Duke legend JJ Redick.

As for the players he listed, no real complaints as there truly is no wrong answer to that very difficult question.

However, could Jalen Johnson be in consideration in the Mount Rushmore of Duke players in 12 months as he will almost certainly be preparing for his rookie season in the NBA?

The 6-foot-8 forward headlines the Blue Devils’ recruiting class as the No. 12 player in the country, No. 2 small forward, and No. 1 player in the state of Wisconsin, according to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

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Johnson will be joined in Durham by freshmen Jeremy Roach, DJ Steward, Mark Williams, Henry Coleman, and the first-ever graduate transfer in program history, Patrick Tape.

The crop of Blue Devils combines to create the No. 3 recruiting class in the country, and the No. 2 in the ACC, behind Kentucky and North Carolina, respectively.

Jalen Johnson certainly does not lack confidence and has publicly made it known that his goal for the 2020-21 season is to bring back the sixth National Championship in program history for the Duke Blue Devils.