This used to be North Carolina’s claim the fame. The wildcard Tar Heel fans would pull anytime there was a discussion about which college basketball program was better…”Well, Duke players suck in the NBA.” Argument ended. Now that’s a thing of the past. In recent years, Duke’s success on the NBA stage has far surpassed that of UNC and it shows in the fact that the Blue Devils have more former players in the NBA than any other college.
20 former Duke players played in the NBA in 2014-15. Most of any school. #DukeInTheNBA
— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) May 12, 2015
Everything is cyclical, so I’m sure North Carolina will be back, but for now Duke fans can revel in the joy of being the best in both college and the pros.