16. Johnny Dawkins
You know the name Johnny Dawkins now as a longtime head coach in the Coach K tree. He spent almost a year at Stanford and is now at Central Florida, and he was one of Coach K’s first big stars at Duke, a two time All American and national player of the year as a senior.
He was mostly just fine in his nine years in the NBA. Dawkins ran point for the Spurs and 76ers and was putting up a consistent 15 points and 7 assists a game early in his career before an injury stole most of his 1991 season. Dawkins was never the same player and retired early to head to his coaching career, but he’ll always be one of the first Duke legends under Coach K.