No. 7 – Ryan Kelly (2009-2013)
Ryan Kelly had one of the best comeback games in recent Duke memory. After being sidelined for several weeks during his senior year with a foot injury, he returned against a first-place Miami team. He lit them up for 36 points and shot 7-9 from deep. That game alone could land him on this list but after being a reserve his first couple of years, he emerged as a star and NBA draft pick in his senior year. During that season he averaged 13 PPG and shot 42% from three.
No. 6 – Seth Curry (2009-13)
After his brother Steph torched all of college basketball in 2009, Coach K smartly went down to Lynchburg, VA and plucked the younger Curry from Liberty University and put him in Royal Blue. That proved to be a wise decision. Seth was a two-time All-ACC selection and finished his career averaging 15 PPG and shooting 42% from the three-point line. He had a great tournament run, averaging 21 PPG during the NCAA Tournaments, all while leading Duke to the Elite Eight.
No. 5 – Grayson Allen (2014-18)
Some people may think I’m “trippin” by not having Grayson Allen further down this list. There is no debating his skill and that he has one of the best signature moments off the bench in Duke history. He came off the pine to score eight-straight in the 2015 National Championship game against Wisconsin. If it weren’t for his lack of self-control and understanding his role as a leader, he could quite possibly be #1. The statistics do make a strong argument: 14 PPG, 3 RPG, 3 APG and 38% from three. Add two All-American and All-ACC selections and you easily have a top-five Duke senior from the past decade.