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The greatest players in Duke men's basketball history

Yardbarker Logo By Jeff Mezydlo of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 21: The school's first consensus All-American basketball player and first member of Duke's program to have his jersey retired (No. 10). In 1950-51, the two-time All-American averaged 25.2 points, and one season later, he put up 26 points per game as a junior. He was honored as national player of the year in 1952. While Groat spent one season in the NBA, he was an eight-time Major League Baseball All-Star, two-time World Series champion with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the 1960 NL MVP.

Dıck Groat, Guard (1950-52)

The school's first consensus All-American basketball player and first member of Duke's program to have his jersey retired (No. 10). In 1950-51, the two-time All-American averaged 25.2 points, and one season later, he put up 26 points per game as a junior. He was honored as national player of the year in 1952. While Groat spent one season in the NBA, he was an eight-time Major League Baseball All-Star, two-time World Series champion with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the 1960 NL MVP.

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