Ranking all 36 Duke basketball jersey numbers ever worn

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Pick Analysis. 12 PLAYERS. Jersey No. 25. 14. Scouting Report. RETIRED. player. 434

Judging jersey No. 25 by the Duke basketball players who wore it

In reverse chronological order (best in bold):

  • Thomas Hill
  • Greg Wendt
  • Mark Crow
  • Gary Melchionni
  • Art Heyman
  • Bob Wayand
  • Joe Marcovechio
  • Don Sims
  • Jake Tarr
  • Charlie Driesell
  • CB Johnson
  • Bob Strauss

Retired or not (worth 100 points if so): Retired for Heyman

NCAA Tournament titles (worth 10 points each): None, not counting Hill’s because he wore No. 21 in 1991 and 1992

Final Four appearances (five points each): Hill wearing No. 25 as a freshman in 1990, Heyman in 1963

ACC or Southern Tournament trophies (five points each): Heyman in 1963, Johnson in 1960

Naismith Player of the Year awards (50 points each): Heyman in 1963 (won the AP, UPI, etc. that year before the Naismith award existed)

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

Consensus All-American selections (four points each): Heyman in 1963, Heyman in 1962

ACC or Southern Player of the Year crowns (four points each): Heyman in 1963

All-ACC or All-Southern honors (two points each): Hill in 1993 (as noted in the intro, individual honors count for both numbers), Heyman in 1963, Heyman in 1962, Heyman in 1961

First-round draft picks (two points each): Heyman in 1963

Members of 1,000-point club (two points each): Hill, Heyman

Players who averaged less than five points (subtract five points each): Wendt, Wayand, Marcovechio, Sims, Tarr, Driesell, Johnson, Strauss

Number of players (one point each): 12