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This Article On Legacy Players At Duke Missed A Few

We probably have too.

NCAA Basketball Tournament - East Regional - Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts against the Michigan State Spartans during the second half in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 31, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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One of the things Mike Krzyzewski figured out during his illustrious career was that you could get a leg up by recruiting players from athletic families. They already have at least one parent who excelled athletically and they know the drill, so to speak.

This article runs down a lot of them down but it’s hard to remember everyone. For instance we think they forgot Nolan Smith but we would probably have forgotten Billy McCaffrey.

Here’s a partial list for basketball. Obviously there are more and a lot were named in the article. We just thought we’d add a few extra.

  • Nolan Smith, son of Derek Smith from Louisville.
  • Zion Williamson, son of Sharonda Simpson (sprinter) and Lateef Williamson (football). Stepfather Lee Anderson played basketball for Clemson.
  • RJ Barrett, son of Rowan Barrett from St. John’s
  • Lee Melchionni, son of former Blue Devil Gary Melchionni
  • Mike Buckmire, son of former Duke soccer player Michael A. Buckmire
  • Kyle Singler. Just about everyone in his family participated in athletics.
  • Gerald Henderson, son of Boston Celtic Gerald Henderson
  • Greg Paulus. Like Singler, from a very athletic family
  • Andre Buckner. Brother Greg excelled at Clemson
  • Bobby Hurley. Father is Bob Hurley of St. Anthony’s fame.