Duke has never quite had a player like JJ Redick. When he came to Duke he had a golden arm but the rest of his game - or body - wasn’t as good.
Coach K met with him after his sophomore year and told him he wasn't worthy of being a national champion.
Redick decided to make himself worthy. He worked his ass off to become more than just a great shooter and turned himself into a great player.
By his senior season, he had become an absolute terror, something that you could see by looking at his jersey after any game: it was stretched and pulled beyond recognition by opponents desperate to slow him down.
It didn’t happen too often and while Georgetown beat Duke in a 2006 matchup, Redick torched them for 41 points.
Here are some of his highlights from that brilliant outing.
Redick would go on to set the Duke and ACC scoring records (since broken by UNC’s Tyler Hansbrough, although that should get an asterisk since Hansbrough played at UNC during the academic fraud period and we know that he took some of the courses in question) to a long NBA career. Only a handful of guys in his draft are still playing.