Adolph Rupp Trophy
The Adolph F. Rupp Trophy was an award given annually to the top player in men's Division I NCAA basketball until 2015; the recipient of the award was selected by an independent panel consisting of national sportswriters and sports administrators. The trophy was presented each year at the site of the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship; the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy was administered by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky, a non-profit organization with a primary mission of honoring the legacy of University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp. Three winners of the award have been freshmen: Kevin Durant of Texas in 2007, John Wall of Kentucky in 2010 and Anthony Davis of Kentucky in 2012. List of U. S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards Official site
Naismith College Player of the Year
The Naismith College Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the top men's and women's collegiate basketball players. It is named in honor of the inventor of Dr. James Naismith. First awarded to male players in 1969, the award was expanded to include female players in 1983. Annually before the college season begins in November, a "watchlist" consisting of 50 players is chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club board of selectors, comprising head coaches and media members from across the United States. By February, the list of nominees is narrowed down to 30 players based on performance. In March, four out of the 30 players are placed in the final ballot; the final winners are selected in April by both the board of selectors and fan voting via text messaging. The winners receive the Naismith Trophy. Since its beginning in 1969, the trophy has been awarded to 23 female players. Lew Alcindor of the University of California, Los Angeles and Anne Donovan of Old Dominion University were the first winners, respectively.
Bill Walton of UCLA and Ralph Sampson of the University of Virginia have been the only men to win this award multiple times, with both winning three times. Eight women in all have won this award multiple times. Cheryl Miller of the University of Southern California and Breanna Stewart of the University of Connecticut are the only three-times winners, while seven others won it twice: Clarissa Davis of the University of Texas, Dawn Staley of the University of Virginia, Chamique Holdsclaw of the University of Tennessee, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore of the University of Connecticut, Seimone Augustus of Louisiana State University, Brittney Griner of Baylor University. Davis and Moore are the only ones of either sex to have won multiple times in non-consecutive years. Two award winners were born in United States territories: Alfred "Butch" Lee, born in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Tim Duncan, born in the U. S. Virgin Islands; the only three award winners who have been born outside the jurisdiction of the United States were: Andrew Bogut, born in Melbourne, Australia.
Patrick Ewing, born in Kingston, Jamaica. Buddy Hield, born in Freeport, Bahamas. Three of these players were developed at least in the U. S. proper—Lee was raised in Harlem from early childhood, Ewing immigrated to the Boston area at age 12, Hield attended high school in suburban Wichita, Kansas. Duncan did not move to the U. S. proper until he arrived at Wake Forest University, Bogut lived in Australia until his arrival at the University of Utah. Duke has had the most male winners with eight, while Connecticut has had the most female winners, with ten awards won by six individuals; the award has been won by a freshman three times: Kevin Durant playing for Texas in 2007, in 2012 by Anthony Davis of Kentucky and Zion Williamson of Duke in 2019 List of U. S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award Official website
2004–05 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
The 2004–05 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 10, 2004, progressed through the regular season and conference tournaments, concluded with the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Championship Game on April 4, 2005 at the Edward Jones Dome in Saint Louis, Missouri. The North Carolina Tar Heels won their fourth NCAA national championship with a 75–70 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini; the preseason AP All-American team was named on November 9. Chris Paul of Wake Forest was the leading vote-getter; the rest of the team included Lawrence Roberts of Mississippi State, Wayne Simien of Kansas, Julius Hodge of NC State and Hakim Warrick of Syracuse. The top 25 from the AP and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls November 11, 2004; these schools joined new conferences for the 2004–05 season. 30 conference seasons conclude with a single-elimination tournament. Traditionally, all conference schools are eligible, regardless of record. However, some conferences, most notably the Big East, do not invite the teams with the worst records.
The conference tournament winner receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. A school that wins the conference regular season title is guaranteed an NIT bid; the Ivy League is the only Division I conference that does not hold a conference tournament, instead sending their regular-season champion. * Coleman and Funn tied for the national assists lead. Each player had 224 assists in 28 games; the NCAA Tournament tipped off on March 15, 2005 with the opening round game in Dayton and concluded on April 4 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO. A total of 65 teams entered the tournament. Thirty of the teams earned automatic bids by winning their conference tournaments; the automatic bid of the Ivy League, which does not conduct a post-season tournament, went to its regular season champion. The remaining 34 teams were granted "at-large" bids, which are extended by the NCAA Selection Committee; the Big East Conference led the way with eight bids. North Carolina won their fourth NCAA title. North Carolina forward Sean May was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
After the NCAA Tournament field was announced, the National Invitation Tournament invited 32 teams to participate, reducing the field's size from 40. Eight teams were given automatic bids for winning their conference regular seasons, 24 other teams were invited. Dave Odom's South Carolina Gamecocks won the title, defeating the Saint Joseph's Hawks 60–57 in the championship game; the Gamecocks' Carlos Powell was named tournament MVP. Wooden Award: Andrew Bogut, Utah Naismith Award: Andrew Bogut, Utah Associated Press Player of the Year: Andrew Bogut, Utah NABC Player of the Year: Andrew Bogut, Utah Oscar Robertson Trophy: Andrew Bogut, Utah Adolph Rupp Trophy: J. J. Redick, Duke CBS/Chevrolet Player of the Year: Andrew Bogut, Utah Sporting News Player of the Year: Dee Brown, Illinois USBWA Freshman of the Year: Marvin Williams, North Carolina Sporting News Freshman of the Year: Marvin Williams, North Carolina Associated Press Coach of the Year: Bruce Weber, Illinois Henry Iba Award: Bruce Weber, Illinois NABC Coach of the Year: Bruce Weber, Illinois Naismith College Coach of the Year: Bruce Weber, Illinois CBS/Chevrolet Coach of the Year: Bruce Weber, Illinois Adolph Rupp Cup: Bruce Weber, Illinois Sporting News Coach of the Year: Bruce Weber, Illinois Bob Cousy Award: Raymond Felton, North Carolina Pete Newell Big Man Award: Andrew Bogut, Utah NABC Defensive Player of the Year: Shelden Williams, Duke Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award: Nate Robinson, Washington Lowe's Senior CLASS Award: Wayne Simien, Kansas Robert V. Geasey Trophy: Pat Carroll, St. Joseph's NIT/Haggerty Award: Keydren Clark, Saint Peter's A number of teams changed coaches throughout the season and after the season ended
Jonathan Clay "JJ" Redick is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association. He was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA draft, he played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. In college, Redick was known for his good free throw shooting, he set ACC records during his career for most points and most career ACC tournament points, though his ACC career points record was subsequently broken by UNC's Tyler Hansbrough in 2009. Redick is the all-time leading scorer for Duke.< He set several other Duke records, including most points in a single season. Redick's jersey was retired by Duke on February 4, 2007. After being drafted by the Magic, he played for seven seasons in Orlando, followed by a short spell with the Milwaukee Bucks four seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. In 2017 he signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. In addition to his basketball career, Redick is a podcaster, hosts a basketball and entertainment podcast for The Ringer.
Redick was a McDonald's All-American at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke, winning the 2002 McDonald's All-American Game MVP. He scored 43 points as a senior in the Virginia state championship game, a game in which the Knights defeated George Wythe High School of Richmond. Considered a five-star recruit by Scout.com, Redick was recruited and listed as the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 13 player in the nation in 2002. In his freshman year at Duke University, he led his team with 30 points in their victory over North Carolina State in the ACC Tournament championship game, he put up 26 points against Central Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. However, he struggled in Duke's Sweet Sixteen loss to the Kansas Jayhawks, hitting only two of 16 shots. Redick served as co-captain in his junior year, along with senior point guard Daniel Ewing, he served as captain his senior year, along with fellow seniors Shelden Williams, Sean Dockery and Lee Melchionni. In the 2004–05 season, Redick led Duke in scoring with 21.8 points per game.
He won the ACC Player of the Year award, the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy for national player of the year. Redick's victory in the Rupp voting spoiled the consensus for Utah's Andrew Bogut, who won every other major player of the year award. In 2006, after facing close competition all year from Gonzaga player Adam Morrison, Redick won the major player of the year awards. Redick set a record for the most consecutive free throws made in the ACC with 54; this record began on March 20, 2003 and ended on January 15, 2004. It was broken on January 2012 by Scott Wood from NC State. Redick entered his final post-season with a chance to go down as the NCAA's all-time leading free-throw shooter; the record, 91.3%, was held at the time by Gary Buchanan of Villanova. In an otherwise triumphant visit to Greensboro Coliseum for the 2006 ACC Tournament and early NCAA Tournament games, Redick struggled at the line, lowering his career free-throw percentage by about 0.5% and finishing his career with 91.16%. On February 14, 2006, in the first half of a game against Wake Forest, Redick broke Virginia alumnus Curtis Staples's NCAA record of 413 career three-pointers made.
Keydren Clark of Saint Peter's College subsequently surpassed Redick's mark in the MAAC Tournament. However, Redick returned the favor by hitting 15 three-pointers in the ACC Tournament and 12 in the NCAA Tournament to finish ahead of Clark. Redick finished his career with an NCAA-record 457 three-point field goals shooting 40.4% from three-point range. His career three-pointers record was broken on February 2, 2014, by Oakland University's Travis Bader. In the game after breaking Staples' record, Redick scored 30 points on February 19, 2006, against Miami to become the all-time leading scorer at Duke, with 2,557 points scored in his career. On February 25, 2006, in a game at Temple University, Redick passed Dickie Hemric's 51-year-old ACC scoring record of 2,587 points with a pair of free throws in the waning minutes of the game, his record was topped in one of the opening round games of the 2009 NCAA tournament by North Carolina Tar Heel Tyler Hansbrough. Redick finished his career with 2,769 points.
On March 10, 2006, in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal against Miami, Redick scored 25 points, setting a Duke record for points in a season with 858. Redick ended the season with 964 points. Redick came up just short of the ACC record for points scored in a season, set by Dennis Scott with 970 points in 1990. Redick finished his career as the leading scorer in ACC tournament history, his total of 225 points eclipsed Wake Forest's Len Chappell, who scored 220 points in the tournament from 1960 to 1962. As the marquee player of the Blue Devils, Redick was the target of abuse by fans. Clay Travis, of CBS Sports, called him the "most hated current athlete in America." After students from rivals Maryland and North Carolina discovered his cell phone number, Redick estimated that he received 50 to 75 hate calls per day from opposing fans. He was the target of obscenity-laced tirades from fans, he had 36 double-figure scoring games in a single season, tied as of March 28, 2010, for 5th-most in Duke history with Jon Scheyer, Shane Battier, Jason Williams.
On February 4, 2007, Redick's #4 jersey was retired at Cameron Indoor Stadium at a special halftime ceremony. Redick became the thirteenth Duke player to have his jersey retired. Redick was selected with the 11th pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic. Pre-draft scouting reports praised Redick's perimeter shooting and basketball intelligence, but questioned his defensive ability and speculated that he might not be tall or athletic enough to create his own shots in the NBA; this scouting repo
Denzel Robert Valentine is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Michigan State; as a senior, Valentine became the first player in Michigan State history to be recognized as the National Player of the Year by The Associated Press. He earned other player of the year awards from the NABC, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, Basketball Times in addition to being named a unanimous First-Team All-American. Valentine attended J. W. Sexton High School, where he was coached by his father, Carlton Valentine, played alongside future Michigan State teammate Bryn Forbes and Iowa basketball player Anthony Clemmons; as a sophomore, Valentine averaged 10.9 points, 5.8 assists and 6.3 rebounds, leading Sexton to a state title game. He was awarded 2010 Class B honorable mention all-state. Valentine averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists per game as a senior, leading Sexton to a 27–1 record, he was selected as the Lansing State Journal Player of the Year and Associated Press Class B Player of the Year as a senior.
As a recruit, Valentine was nationally ranked in the top 100 by Rivals.com, ESPNU100, Scout.com. Following his successful freshman year, Valentine was the recipient of MSU's Unsung Player Award; as a sophomore, he earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten. With Adreian Payne and Gary Harris leaving MSU for the NBA Draft, Keith Appling leaving due to graduation, the dismissal of Kenny Kaminski, the transfer of Russell Byrd, Valentine saw an increase in leadership and an expanded role on the team as a junior. Before the season started, he was awarded one of the three captain spots. One of Valentine's most memorable moments came on Valentine's Day 2015, he hit the game winning shot in a matchup versus Ohio State and finished with 17 points, his junior season saw him earn Orlando Classic All-Tournament Team, Third Team All-Big Ten, USBWA All-District V, NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team honors. On November 17, 2015, the senior Valentine became the 4th player in Michigan State history to record a triple-double.
He had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists in Michigan State's 79-73 victory over the fourth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks. It was the first triple-double of the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. On December 21, it was announced that Valentine would be sidelined for 2–3 weeks after he underwent an arthroscopic knee surgery, he returned on January 10, 2016. He was named to the 35-man midseason watchlist for the Naismith Trophy on February 11. On February 29, he was named a semifinalist of the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Valentine was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, the Adolph Rupp Trophy, Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year, the NABC Player of the Year. Valentine finished the 2015–16 regular season averaging 19.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists as MSU finished in second place in the Big Ten. On March 8, USA Today named Valentine National Player of the Year over Oklahoma's Buddy Hield; the Big Ten announced that Valentine was the Big Ten's Player of the Year. On March 9, Valentine was named to the Sporting News All-American Team.
Valentine's senior year at Michigan State saw him ranked among the NCAA leaders when it came to three-point shooting. He accumulated many awards and won Michigan State's first College Basketball Player of the Year Award since Draymond Green won the NABC Player of the Year in 2012. Valentine shined during the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis, earning tournament Most Outstanding Player while winning Michigan State's fifth championship. Valentine, along with Bryn Forbes, were selected to the NCAA College Basketball Three-Point Contest following his senior year. Valentine defeated his teammate in the first round of the competition when he rattled off 22 points compared to Forbes' 10. Valentine was eliminated from the competition in the semifinals when he hit 17 points, needing 23 to advance. Valentine's senior year proved effective in raising his draft stock. Valentine went from being undrafted to being seen as a potential lottery pick in the 2016 NBA draft. George Alderton Male Athlete of the Year Michigan State Team MVP Media Michigan State Team MVP Players/Coaches Michigan State Antonio Smith Guts and Glue Award Naismith National Player of the Week 2/16/16 Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week 11/30/15 CS Madness – National Player of the Week 11/22/15 CS Madness – Big Ten Player of the Week 11/29/15 CS Madness – Big Ten Player of the Week 11/22/15 BTN – Big Ten Player of the Week 2/15/16 BTN – Big Ten Player of the Week 2/8/16 BTN – Big Ten Player of the Week 11/23/15 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame - Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year AP – National Player of the Year NABC – National Player of the Year USA Today – National Player of the Year NBC Sports – National Player of the Year Sports Illustrated – National Player of the Year College Sports Madness – National Player of the Year Basketball Times – National Player of the Year Senior CLASS Award Winner – Top Senior in the Nation CollegeInsider.com – Lute Olson National Player of the Year Julius Erving Award – Nations Top Small Forward Bleacher Report – National Player of the Year Runner-Up Sporting News Player of the Year Runner-Up Sports On Earth – Player of the Year Runner-Up Oscar Robertson Trophy – Player of the Year Runner-Up Naismith Award – Player of the Year Runner-Up Wooden Award – Player of the Year Runner-Up Wooden Award Finalist Naismith Award Finalist USA Today – Player
David West (basketball)
David Moorer West is an American retired professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Xavier Musketeers, earning national college player of the year honors from the Associated Press and United States Basketball Writers Association as a senior in 2003. West is a two-time NBA champion. West attended Garner Magnet High School in Garner, North Carolina and Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia; as a senior in 1998–99, he earned first-team all-state honors playing for Hargrave. In his freshman season at Xavier, West was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team after leading the A-10 in rebounding and finishing fourth on the Musketeers in scoring. In his sophomore season, West led Xavier in scoring and blocks, he recorded five 20-point, 20-rebound games throughout the 2000–01 season as he earned his first A-10 Player of the Year award. In his junior season, West was named the A-10 Player of the Year and the league's Defensive Player of the Year, while winning A-10 Tournament MVP honors.
He averaged 9.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, recorded the first triple-double in school history with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against Long Island University. In his senior season, West garnered two of the five major college basketball Player of the Year honors, being named AP National Player of the Year and National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association, he became the first three-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, was named first-team All-America by the Associated Press in 2002–03. In addition, he became just the third player in Xavier history to surpass 2,000 points and only the second to eclipse 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, joining Tyrone Hill. In October 2007, Sports Illustrated released Sports Illustrated: The Basketball Book, which featured West on its NCAA All-Decade Team for the decade beginning in 2000, he was joined by Connecticut's Emeka Okafor and three Duke players, Jay Williams, J. J. Redick and Shane Battier. West was drafted by the New Orleans Hornets with the 18th overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft.
After recording modest production in his first two seasons, in 2005–06, West enjoyed a breakthrough as he averaged 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds with a.512 FG% in 74 games. That year, he finished second in the voting for the NBA Most Improved Player Award, behind Boris Diaw of the Phoenix Suns, he saw some time at center, due to the team's lack of a true big man and demonstrated an ability to perform under pressure, as he converted three game-winning jump shots. In 2006 -- 07, West ended the season averaging 8.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Despite missing 30 games due to an elbow injury, West recorded five games of 30 or more points and 13 games of 20 or more points. West again increased his statistical production in 2007–08, was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game as a reserve, along with teammate Chris Paul. Paul stated that he would rather not play with a power forward in the league other than West, because "he's not in it for the spotlight, all he cares about is getting buckets."
West reinforced his desire to be a team player in a 2008 postseason interview, saying that he does not care about being overlooked but would rather "play and be as effective as possible" when he is out on the court. In 2008–09, West repeated as an all-star and posted a new career high by scoring 21.0 points per game. On March 25, 2011, during one of the Hornets' last games of the season against the Utah Jazz, West came down awkwardly after a dunk; the event occurred with 22.3 seconds left in the fourth quarter. West tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and was ruled out for the rest of the season. On June 27, 2011, West opted out of the final year of his contract to become a free agent. On December 13, 2011, West signed a two-year, $20 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. On January 12, 2013, West recorded his first career triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in the 96-88 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. On July 10, 2013, West re-signed with the Pacers to a three-year, $36.6 million contract.
In June 2015, he opted out of his contract with the Pacers to become a free agent. On July 17, 2015, West signed with the San Antonio Spurs, he made his debut for the Spurs in the team's season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 28, recording 8 points and 2 rebounds off the bench in a 112–106 loss. On January 6, 2016, starting in place of LaMarcus Aldridge, recorded season-highs of 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 123–98 win over the Utah Jazz, helping the Spurs extend its franchise-record home winning streak to 30 straight regular-season games dating to 2014–15. On July 9, 2016, West signed with the Golden State Warriors. West emerged as a key bench player for the Warriors for his skilled passing abilities. Throughout January and February 2017, West missed 14 games with a non-displaced fracture in his left thumb. On March 29, 2017, West recorded a season-high 15 points and a game-high plus-23 in a large comeback win against the San Antonio Spurs; the Warriors finished the season as the first seed in the West with a 67–15 record.
Following a 129–115 victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals over the Spurs, the Warriors were undefeated in the first three playoff series, reaching their third straight NBA Finals series. West played in every playoff game, as the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 in the 2017 NBA Finals; the Warriors' 16–1 playoff record was the best postseason winning percentage in NBA history. On Ju
Duke Blue Devils men's basketball
The Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team represents Duke University in NCAA Division I college basketball and competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team is fourth all-time in wins of any NCAA men's basketball program, is coached by Mike Krzyzewski. Duke has won 5 NCAA Championships and appeared in 11 Championship Games and 16 Final Fours, has an NCAA-best.755 NCAA tournament winning percentage. Eleven Duke players have been named the National Player of the Year, 71 players have been selected in the NBA Draft. Additionally, Duke has 36 players named 14 Academic All-Americans. Duke has been the Atlantic Coast Conference Champions a record 21 times, lays claim to 19 ACC regular season titles. Prior to joining the ACC, Duke won the Southern Conference championships five times. Duke has finished the season ranked No. 1 in the AP poll seven times and is the all time leader in total weeks ranked as the number one team in the nation by the AP with 135 weeks. Additionally, the Blue Devils have the second longest streak in the AP Top 25 in history with 200 consecutive appearances from 1996 to 2007, trailing only UCLA's 221 consecutive polls from 1966 to 1980.
Adapted from Duke University ArchivesIn 1906, Wilbur Wade Card, Trinity College's Athletic Director and a member of the Class of 1900, introduced the game of basketball to Trinity. The January 30 issue of The Trinity Chronicle headlined the new sport on its front page. Trinity's first game ended in a loss to Wake Forest, 24–10; the game was played in the Angier B. Duke Gymnasium known as The Ark; the Trinity team won its first title in 1920, the state championship, by beating the North Carolina State College of Agriculture and Engineering 25 to 24. Earlier in the season they had beaten the University of North Carolina 19–18 in the first match-up between the two schools. Trinity college became Duke University. Billy Werber, Class of 1930, became Duke's first All-American in basketball; the Gothic-style West Campus opened that year, with a new gym to be named for Coach Card. The Indoor Stadium opened in 1940, it was referred to as an "Addition" to the gymnasium. Part of its cost was paid for with the proceeds from the Duke football team's appearance in the 1938 Rose Bowl.
In 1972 it would be named for Eddie Cameron, head coach from 1929 to 1942. In 1952, Dick Groat became the first Duke player to be named National Player of the Year. Duke left the Southern Conference to become a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953; the Duke team under Vic Bubas made its first appearance in the Final Four in 1963, losing 94–75 to Loyola in the semifinal. The next year, Bubas' team reached the national title game, losing to the Bruins of UCLA, who claimed 10 titles in the next 12 years. Bob Verga was Duke's star player in 1967; the basketball program won its 1000th game in 1974, making Duke only the eighth school in NCAA history to reach that figure. In a turnaround, Coach Bill Foster's 1978 Blue Devils, who had gone 2–10 in the ACC the previous year, won the conference tournament and went on to the NCAA championship game, where they fell to Kentucky. Gene Banks, Mike Gminski and Jim Spanarkel ran the floor. Mike Krzyzewski has been at Duke since 1980, his many accomplishments include: 5 National Championships – 2nd most all time 12 Final Fours as well as five in a row from 1988 to 1992.
Now tied for most all time with John Wooden at 12. 15 Elite Eights 23 Sweet Sixteens and nine straight from 1998–2006 33 NCAA tournament berths 91 NCAA tournament wins 13 No. 1 seeds 25 conference titles, 10 of the 14 ACC Tournament Titles from 1998–99 through 2016–17 14 30-win seasons 32 20-win seasons Number 1 AP ranking in 17 of the past 28 seasons 7 Naismith College Player of the Year Awards 9 National Defensive Players of the Year Awards 26 AP All-Americans 14 consensus first team All-Americans 11 NBA top-10 picks: T-1st 23 NBA Draft first round picks 1071 Career winsKrzyzewski's teams made the Final Four in 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2010 and 2015. Duke upset the favored UNLV Runnin' Rebels 79–77 in the Final Four in 1991, a rematch of the 1990 final in which Duke lost by 30 points; the team, led by Christian Laettner, Bobby Hurley, Grant Hill, Thomas Hill, went on to defeat Kansas 72–65 to win the university's first NCAA Championship. Ranked #1 all season and favored to repeat as national champions in 1992, Duke took part in a game "acclaimed by many the greatest college basketball game played," according to ESPN.
In the Elite Eight, Duke met the Rick Pitino-led Kentucky Wildcats. It appeared Kentucky had sealed the win in overtime when guard Sean Woods hit a running shot off the glass in the lane to put Kentucky up by one with 2.1 seconds left on the clock. After a timeout, Duke's Grant Hill threw a full-court pass to Christian Laettner. Laettner took one dribble and nailed a turn-around jumper at the buzzer to send Duke into the Final Four with a 104–103 victory. Duke went on to defeat the Sixth-seeded Michigan 71 -- 51, they would meet Kentucky for another classic regional final game, but blow a 17-point second half lead in losing to the Wildcats. The Blue Devils would lose the 1994 title game to Arkansas and their "Forty Minutes of Hell" defense; the next two seasons would see them fall to just 31–31, though they made the 1996 tournament with an 18–12 record, 8–8 in conference play. They would fall in the 1999 title game, this time to Jim Calhoun and the UCONN Huskies