Duke basketball has a long and glorious history. Older fans idolize Dick Groat. Art Heyman was the life of the party and a bull in a china shop. Jack Marin was elegant perfection.
In the ‘70s, Tate Armstrong was great on terrible teams. Then came Jim Spanarkel, Mike Gminski, Kenny Dennard and Gene Banks, two of Duke’s greatest bon vivants.
The Krzyzewski era is full of great players. Where do you even start? Johnny Dawkins, Danny Ferry, Shane Battier - it would take a while just to get through the retired jerseys.
No one is more respected though than Grant Hill.