1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

[For Giggles] History of Duke big men (Centers/Forwards) and how they did in the NBA

Discussion in '2022 NBA Draft' started by steddinotayto, May 18, 2022.

  1. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

    Aug 10, 2001
    Likes Received:
    Since Banchero is pretty much locked into the 3rd pick (whether that's a pick Houston will make or another team via trade), I thought it'd be fun to look back at the big men that have left Duke for the NBA since the Kryzewski, specifically the ones that got picked in the lottery:

    1989: Danny Ferry, 2nd pick. Played 13 seasons. Peak season (Win Shares based): 1996-1997 when he averaged 10.6 points, 4. rebounds and 1.8 assists

    1992: Christian Laettner, 3rd pick. Played 13 seasons. Peak season: 1996-1997 when he was named to the All-Star team, averaging 18.1/6.6/2.6

    1994: Grant Hill, 3rd pick. Played 18 seasons. Peak season: 1999-2000, his last fateful year as a Piston, where he put up 25.8/6.6/5.2, All-Star and All-NBA

    1995: Cherokee Parks, 12th. Played 9 seasons. Peak season: 1997-1998, 7.1/5.5/.7

    1999: Elton Brand, 1st. Played 17 seasons. Peak season: 05/06, his 2nd and last All-Star selection, 24.7/10/2.6

    2001: Shane Battier, 6th. Played 13 seasons. Peak season: 05/06, last year with Memphis, 10.1/5.3/1.7 but will always be a member of the No Stats All Stars team

    2002: Mike Dunleavy, 3rd. Played 15 seasons. Peak season: 07/08 for..Indiana??? (don't remember that), putting up 19.1/5.2/3.5 and actually playing all 82 games

    2004: Luol Deng, 7th pick. Played 15 seasons. Peak season: 06/07, 18.8/5.3/7.1 before getting ran to the ground by Thibs

    2006: Sheldon Williams, 5th pick. Played 6 seasons. Peak season: rookie year, 5.5/5.4/.5 and didn't get better after that.

    2014: Jabari Parker, 2nd. Played 7 seasons and counting? Peak season: 16/17, 20.1/6.2/2.8

    2015: Jahlil Okafor, 3rd. Played 6 seasons. Peak season: rookie season, 17.5/7/1.2 and, IIRC, one of @Codman 's favorite

    2016: Brandon Ingram, 2nd. Played 5 years and counting. Peak season: 19/20, 23.8/6.1/4.2

    2017: Jayson Tatum, 3rd. Played 4 years and counting. Peak season: this season has been pretty good; 26.9/8/4.4

    2018: Marvin Bagley III, 2nd. Played 3 years and counting. Peak season: probably rookie season, 14.9/7.6/1.0

    2018: Wendell Carter Jr, 7th. Played 3 years and counting. Peak season: probably this past season; 15/10.5/2.8

    2019: Zion Williamson, 1st. Played "2 years". Peak season: last year when he destroyed the league at 27/7.2/3.7 before he got hurt.

    2019: RJ Barrett, 3rd. Played 2 years and counting. Peak season: 20/21 17.6/5.8/3.0
  2. jiggyfly

    jiggyfly Member

    Jul 2, 2015
    Likes Received:
    Why is he locked in to #3.

    He is being mocked at 1 and 2 in various mocks.
  3. Pistol Pete

    Pistol Pete Contributing Member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Likes Received:
    He heard it on the grapevine
    jiggyfly likes this.
  4. Jturbofuel

    Jturbofuel Member

    May 20, 2002
    Likes Received:
    Sheldon Williams claim to fame is turning Candace Parker gay
  5. sirjesse

    sirjesse I wanted to go to Philly all along.
    Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2002
    Likes Received:

    might be a few misses in there, but they some stunners too
    xtruroyaltyx likes this.
  6. xtruroyaltyx

    xtruroyaltyx Member

    Jul 1, 2011
    Likes Received:
    No way she would have been with him if she wasn't already gay.
    Jontro likes this.
  7. Jontro

    Jontro Member

    Feb 3, 2010
    Likes Received:
    oh shiii i just googoled it. thas cray

    still would
    ElPigto, Fulgore and jiggyfly like this.
  8. giddyup

    giddyup Contributing Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Likes Received:
    No love for Mike Gminski?
    jiggyfly and basso like this.

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!

    Upgrade Now