No. 4 – Mason Plumlee (2009-13)
No Duke senior of the past decade went to the rim quite like Mason Plumlee. An All-American in 2013, he averaged a double-double that year with 17 PPG and 10 RPG. Under his leadership he did what few Duke seniors have done–beat UNC twice, scoring 18 and 23 points in the respective games. It doesn’t take much more than that for the Duke fan base to love you forever.
No. 3 – Quinn Cook (2011-15)
Legend has it that after a rocky start to his Duke career, the coaching staff brought Quinn Cook in to look at film. He assumed he was going to look at game action, perhaps discussing a pick-and-roll or clean up some defensive positioning. Instead he looked at the screen and saw himself sitting on the bench pouting because he wasn’t in the game. We don’t know exactly what was said to him that day, but he came back the next season with a renewed sense of his role as a leader. Going into his senior year, that is precisely what Duke needed. His leadership was the ingredient that a loaded freshman class needed to cut down the nets in 2015. He finished his career averaging 11 PPG, 3 APG, 3 RPG and shooting 37% from three.