Name a former Duke player

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  1. skysdad

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    that was not a 4 or 5 star or an All American that you would like to see play for Duke.

    I will start with Danny Meagher. Good rebounder, good defender and hustled. Always around the ball. Would be great coming off the bench and maybe a starter on some Duke teams. OFC
     
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    Justin Robinson!!! Wish we had one more year!!!
    OFC
     
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    Jim Suddath. Perhaps this is a poor answer. He was an athletic wing player from Georgia. Comparable to Alex O'Connell. Probably a 4*. Recruited by Bill Foster and then played for Krzyzewski. I'm a UNC fan who admired Suddath. He gave maximum effort,played with poise, and overcame knee injuries. I remember one game when he hit his head or shoulder on the backboard. He had the reputation as a long range shooter. I remember him as streaky. Would have benefited from the 3 point line
     
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    I also really liked John Harrell. He was probably a high 2* or maybe a 3* recruit. I think that his dad was a professor at NCCU, maybe math. Harrell played at Hillside and then went to NCCU. He transferred to Duke and started on the 1978 Final Four team
     
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    Hit a couple big free throws to help beat Notre Dame in '78 Final Four.....OFC
     
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    I always liked Harrell better than Bender. Quicker, more of a penetrator.

    I remember Suddath being a shooting specialist. Might have been a lefthander.

    I remember Billy Packer saying more than once, "this guy will have an impact in the ACC before he's done!" Not sure Suddath ever met those expectations.
     
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    Tyler Thornton (3 Star Recruit - #128 on 247)

    He was a great leader and played his ass off.
     
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    Kenny Dennard was recruited after an afterthought after we got Gene Banks.His home town newspaper made a bet that he would not score a hundred points at Duke
     
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    Loved Dennard. He is on face book and is a true blue Dukie. Would not be surprised if he is not on some Duke boards. Enjoy his face book comments although it's been a while since he posted. He really took a lot of pressure off guys like Banks and Spanarkel.
     
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    Reggie Love
     
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    Lee Melchionni. Straight assassin his senior year.
     
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    Dennard committed to Duke three months or so before Banks, He was hardly an afterthought. Duke got Suddath after losing Tracy Jackson and Kelly Tripucka to Notre Dame.
     
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    Good information.
     
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    topps I know where you are coming from pal. Kenny was a great player for the South Stokes Sauras, but was hardly as celebrated as Banks.Obviously he ended up being a very dependable guy for us at Duke! OFC

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