9. Gene Banks
Gene Banks is one of only a few players to make three McDonald’s All American teams and was the first McDonalds game MVP in 1977 and the number one high school player when he came to Duke. He wasn’t technically a Coach K recruit but played his senior year under Mike Krzyzewski, notably hitting a tying shot at the buzzer against North Carolina before a Duke win in overtime, the earliest spark of the Coach K era as we know it.
Banks never quite lived up to the Duke hype in the NBA but scored 11 points a game across six seasons with the Spurs and Bulls before spending part of his prime playing overseas in Italy and Israel.