1. Grant Hill
Still, even Kyrie Irving can’t quite touch the greatest Duke NBA player of all time, Grant Hill. Hill is finally a Hall of Famer, and his induction was long overdue. Hill was the 1995 Rookie of the Year and broke the mold of what a small forward could do in the modern NBA, averaging 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists as a point forward for the Detroit Pistons. He was LeBron before LeBron existed.
Hill finished top 10 in MVP voting five straight years including one third place finish when he led the league in VORP (Value Over Replacement Player). He made All NBA all five of those seasons and was selected as an All Star seven times, and he would’ve been one of the greatest small forwards in NBA history if a myriad of injuries hadn’t derailed his career at age 28 and forward. Hill was a great defender and contributed in every way on the court. He is the greatest Duke NBA of all time.