The college basketball season came to an abrupt end in mid-March, leaving fans without an NCAA Tournament.
Despite the season coming to an end, college basketball news it still making the rounds. On Wednesday afternoon, 247Sports released an interview with ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas.
During the interview, the former Duke star was asked who his Mount Rushmore of former Blue Devils players would be. Unsurprisingly, Bilas went with Grant Hill first – calling him the best player to ever suit up for the Blue Devils.
“I would put Grant Hill as No. 1 because I believe he is the best player to ever play at Duke,” Bilas said. “And then, Christian Laettner is right there and probably the most decorated. I would put Johnny Dawkins up there because I think Johnny Dawkins was the most important player Duke’s ever had. Without Johnny Dawkins I’m not sure there’s a Coach K to the level of Coach K now.”
We put @JayBilas on the spot and asked him to name Duke’s Mount Rushmore.
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Bilas waffled a little bit on No. 4, before landing on Bobby Hurley.
“I would probably go with [Bobby] Hurley,” Bilas continued. “Bobby was an extraordinary point guard, great competitor, but you combine his passing, the way he could play up-tempo, and then he was a great defensive player. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody – at least in a Duke uniform – that could reassume pressure like him.”
Do you agree with Bilas’ picks?