Ranking all 36 Duke basketball jersey numbers ever worn

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NOT RETIRED. 434. 36. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 11 PLAYERS. Jersey No. 50

Judging jersey No. 50 by the Duke basketball players who wore it

In reverse chronological order (best in bold):

  • Justin Robinson
  • Tom Novick
  • Michael Thompson
  • Corey Maggette
  • Rey Essex
  • Alan Shaw
  • Glen Smiley
  • Wes Skibsted
  • Bob Gantt
  • Jim Bowman
  • Albert Herrick

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

NCAA Tournament titles (worth 10 points each): None

Final Four appearances (five points each): Maggette in 1999

ACC or Southern Tournament trophies (five points each): Robinson in 2019, Robinson in 2017, Novick in 2005, Thompson in 2003, Maggette in 1999, Gantt in 1944, Gantt in 1942, Bowman in 1938

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): Bob Gantt in 1943

First-round draft picks (two points each): Maggette in 1999

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

Players who averaged less than five points (subtract five points each): Robinson, Novick, Thompson, Essex, Smiley, Skibsted, Bowman

Number of players (one point each): 11