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Christian Laettner Thinks Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett Are The Only Duke Players Who Should Go To NBA

Christian Laettner at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 22: Former basketball player Christian Laettner attends the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Zion Williamson is set to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. RJ Barrett may very well be No. 2.

Saying they should head to the NBA is pretty obvious. Both are set for major paydays, and don't have a ton more to prove as individuals.

They're not the only Duke players with Draft aspirations, though. Fellow freshman Cam Reddish had a very inconsistent year, but has the tools to be a productive NBA player.

Even through some seriously weak performances, Reddish is seen as a lottery lock, and may even go top five.

Former Duke star Christian Laettner doesn't think anyone not named Zion or RJ should be making the leap.

The former Blue Devils superstar and longtime NBA player doesn't mention Reddish by name, but it sure seems like he believes Reddish should come back to refine his game.

This would count point guard Tre Jones as well. He has less draft buzz than Reddish, but could make the jump as well, though he's a less refined offensive player than his brother Tyus wwas as a freshman.

From Sports Illustrated:

Duke has another impressive freshman class coming in, with five-stars Vernon Carey and Wendell Moore and four-star guard Boogie Ellis. It isn't quite as heralded as the 2018 class though, and if Reddish wants to return, that would be all the better for Coach K and his staff.

I wouldn't bet on it though.