If you could pick your All-Time Duke Blue Devils starting 5, to take on any collegiate All-Time team -- Who would be on it?
Here is my All-Time 5:
Point Guard - Jason Williams
In my oppinion Jason Williams has easily been the most explosive and physical point guard that Duke has had ever. He could score, defend and shoot the three. Imagine him running the pick and roll with Christian Laettner or Okafor at the high post, kicking the ball out to JJ Reddick or Grant Hill on the wings. The thought just makes me want to pull my pants down.
Shooting Gaurd - JJ Reddick
Reddick was an unconscious three-point sniper for the Blue Devils. All I see is JJ pulling up from 22 feet and in my mind I'm shouting "Lay-Up". In this line up you would have to sag off him because the others on this roster will kill you penetrating. JJ would have open look after open look and just when you thought you would run out hard on him -- he's athletic enough to blow by a defender and dunk the ball.
Small Forward - Grant Hill
Grant Hill is probably the most talented of this crew. Sick athleticism, skilled enough to play all 5 positions on the court, a gazelle on the fast break, 3-point range on the jump-shot and frankly not guardable one-on-one. To put the cherry on top for Grant, he could take the opponents best player out of the game on the defensive end.
Power Forward - Christian Laettner
Every championship team has to have the one guy who is just nasty. Laettner is this guy, but typically that guy has a very limited skill set. This is where Laettner sets himself apart, at 6'11 can shoot from 3-point range, put the ball on the floor on the perimeter, fill the lane on the break and defend. Laettner is that "I don't give a Sh$t who's on the other team" guy. The guy who will have sex with his best friends mom and tell him "Bro, I just had sex with your mom", and not mean it in the a negative way -- it's just that "may as well be me, than some other jerk". This guy is on my team every day.
Center - Jahlil Okafor
Okafor is just one of those generational players. The opposing coach thoughs his hands up and says "OK, we're going to stop everyone else because I don't have a clue and we don't have anyone who can match up with Okafor". Okafor and Jason Williams on the high pick and roll would be deadly. I would just spead the court feed him on the box and just count the bucket.
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