Ranking all 36 Duke basketball jersey numbers ever worn

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27. player. 434. 10 PLAYERS. NOT RETIRED. Jersey No. 45. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Judging jersey No. 45 by the Duke basketball players who wore it

In reverse chronological order (best in bold):

  • Nick Pagliuca
  • Joe Pagliuca
  • Eric Boateng
  • Mark Causey
  • Clay Buckley
  • Dan Meagher
  • Ted Mann
  • Sammy Rothbaum
  • Eddie Shokes
  • Charles Kunkle

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

NCAA Tournament titles (worth 10 points each): N. Pagliuca in 2015, Buckley in 1991

Final Four appearances (five points each): N. Pagliuca in 2015, J. Pagliuca in 2004, Buckley in 1991, Buckley in 1990, Buckley in 1989, Buckley in 1988, Mann in 1964, Mann in 1963

ACC or Southern Tournament trophies (five points each): Boateng in 2006, J. Pagliuca in 2005, Causey in 2002, Buckley in 1988, Mann in 1964, Mann in 1963, Rothbaum in 1942, Rothbaum in 1941, Shokes in 1939

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

NABC Defensive Player of the Year winners (four points each): None

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): N. Pagliuca, J. Pagliuca, Boateng, Causey, Buckley, Mann, Rothbaum, Shokes, Kunkle

Number of players (one point each): 10