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Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Top 5 Recruits at Duke

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Mike Krzyzewski's Top 5 Recruits at Duke

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Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has coached some very, very good players. After all, he is the head coach of the Blue Devils. He has also recruited a bunch of talented players. So, let’s take a look at his top five recruits while at Duke. However, since he has been the man for the Blue Devils for so long, this will only include players recruited since 2010.

(All recruiting information comes from ESPN.com.)

5. Austin Rivers

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5. Austin Rivers

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Ranking: No. 3 in class of 2011
Stats: 15.5 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game

Austin Rivers came in and he led the Blue Devils right away as a freshman. He was a solid player for the team, but only stuck around for one season.

4. Tyus Jones

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4. Tyus Jones

Tyus Jones
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Ranking: No. 4 in class of 2014

Tyus Jones is clearly a very highly rated recruit and he could make an instant impact for Duke. It’s hard to put Jones up higher since he has yet to play a game for the Blue Devils. Plus, Coach K has recruited some very talented players.

3. Kyrie Irving

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3. Kyrie Irving

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Ranking: No. 3 in class of 2010
Stats: 17.5 points per game, 4.3 assists per game, 3.4 rebounds per game

Kyrie Irving was one-and-done at Duke. He also only played 11 games. Still, he was picked No. 1 in the 2011 NBA Draft.

2. Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor
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2. Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor
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Ranking: No. 1 in class of 2014

Jahlil Okafor is another player who has yet to step on the court. However, he is the only player on this list who was ranked No. 1 in his recruiting class. That alone speaks for itself.

1. Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker Duke
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1. Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker Duke
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Ranking: No. 2 in class of 2013
Stats: 19.1 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game

Jabari Parker could go No. 1 overall in this summer’s draft. He is one of the most talented players we have seen at the college level and his stats definitely back that up. Who knows if there will be another player as good as Parker at Duke every again.

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.