Duke basketball: Ranking the Top-10 players from the 1990’s

The 1992 Duke basketball National Champions (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Duke basketball Top-10 players of the 1990s No. 2: Bobby Hurley

  • Four seasons at Duke (1989-93)
  • Two-time National Champion (1991, 1992)
  • No. 11 retired by Blue Devils

The straw that stirred the drink for the Blue Devils during its championship years was an easy choice to put at No. 2 on the list of the Top-10 Duke players of the 1990s.

While Bobby Hurley might not have been the easiest player to root for from the outside, he was an integral piece to the success of the program following his freshman season.

Hurley averaged 11.3 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Blue Devils in its 1991 title campaign as he started all 39 games he played in. The season saw him named to the Third Team All-ACC.

The Jersey City, New Jersey native really grew into his own as a junior with 13.2 points and 7.6 assists per contest as Duke successfully defended its title as Hurley was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

He also received honors as a Second Team All-ACC selection and Third Team All-American.

Much like Grant Hill, when Christian Laettner graduated from Duke the role of Bobby Hurley increased.

He averaged a career-high 17.0 points and 8.2 assists per game during his senior season and proved to the country that he was not just a sidekick for one of the all-time greats, he was his own outstanding player.

Hurley made First Team All-ACC in his senior year and was also a consensus First Team All-American as he finished his college career as the NCAA all-time leader in assists (1,076) and is still Duke’s single-game assist leader with 16.

The iconic No. 11 jersey hangs in the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium as he remains the head coach of the Arizona State Sun Devils.