Ranking all 36 Duke basketball jersey numbers ever worn

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16 PLAYERS. Jersey No. 42. 12. player. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. NOT RETIRED. 434

Judging jersey No. 42 by the Duke basketball players who wore it

In reverse chronological order (best in bold):

  • Sean Kelly
  • Lance Thomas
  • Shavlik Randolph
  • Reggie Love
  • Elton Brand
  • Joey Beard
  • George Burgin
  • Ned Franke
  • Bob Fleischer
  • Don Blackman
  • Mike Lewis
  • Fred Cox
  • Hal Turner
  • Garland Loftis
  • Bill Flentye
  • Billy Huiskamp

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

NCAA Tournament titles (worth 10 points each): Kelly in 2015, Thomas in 2010, Love in 2001

Final Four appearances (five points each): Kelly in 2015, Thomas in 2010, Randolph in 2004, Love in 2001, Brand in 1999, Beard in 1994, Burgin in 1988, Burgin in 1989, Lewis in 1966, Cox in 1963

ACC or Southern Tournament trophies (five points each): Thomas in 2010, Thomas in 2009, Randolph in 2005, Randolph in 2003, Love in 2002, Love in 2001, Brand in 1999, Burgin in 1988, Lewis in 1966, Cox in 1963, Loftis in 1943, Flentye in 1938

Naismith Player of the Year awards (50 points each): Brand in 1999

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

Consensus All-American selections (four points each): Brand in 1999

ACC or Southern Player of the Year crowns (four points each): Brand in 1999

All-ACC or All-Southern honors (two points each): Brand in 1999, Fleischer in 1975, Lewis in 1968, Lewis in 1967

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

Members of 1,000-point club (two points each): Brand, Fleischer, Lewis

Players who averaged less than five points (subtract five points each): Kelly, Thomas, Love, Beard, Burgin, Franke, Cox, Turner, Flentye

Number of players (one point each): 16