Ranking all 36 Duke basketball jersey numbers ever worn

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28. 434. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. SIX PLAYERS. NOT RETIRED. Jersey No. 55. player

Judging jersey No. 55 by the Duke basketball players who wore it

In reverse chronological order (best in bold):

  • Brian Zoubek
  • Greg Newton
  • Billy King
  • Allen Williams
  • Ron Herbster
  • Chuck Holley

Retired or not (worth 100 points if so): Not

NCAA Tournament titles (worth 10 points each): Zoubek in 2010

Final Four appearances (five points each): Zoubek in 2010, Newton in 1994, King in 1988, King in 1986, Herbster in 1964, Herbster in 1963

ACC or Southern Tournament trophies (five points each): Zoubek in 2010, Zoubek in 2009, King in 1988, King in 1986, Williams in 1980, Herbster in 1964, Herbster in 1963, Holley in 1941

Naismith Player of the Year awards (50 points each): None

NABC Defensive Player of the Year winners (four points each): King in 1988

Consensus All-American selections (four points each): None

ACC or Southern Player of the Year crowns (four points each): None

All-ACC or All-Southern honors (two points each): None

First-round draft picks (two points each): None

Members of 1,000-point club (two points each): None

Players who averaged less than five points (subtract five points each): Zoubek, King, Williams, Herbster

Number of players (one point each): Six