In 2020, the Duke basketball program set an ACC record with 26 former players on opening-day NBA rosters. With 25 under contract right now, the program is flirting with that record for next season.

In other words, NBA Blue Devils will once again account for roughly five percent of everyone in the league.

Sure, that's impressive.

But that number might be significantly greater if some of the names below had stayed in Durham a year or two longer to further hone their skills before entering the professional ranks.