Few players have or will accomplish the same feats as Danny Ferry in his years spent on the Duke basketball team. Throughout his career, he was a leader on the court, becoming the first player in ACC history to compile 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists.
As a freshman in 1985-86, he was an integral part of the record-setting team that went 37-3 and advanced to the National Championship title game as well as winning the ACC Championship. By Ferry's sophomore season, he led Duke in scoring, rebounds and assists, earning him second team All-ACC honors.
During his junior year, Ferry averaged 19.1 points per game and led the Blue Devils in scoring, rebounding, minutes, free throw percentage and blocked shots. He was named first team All-America, a National Player of the Year finalist, ACC Player of the Year, first team All-ACC, winner of the McKevlin Award for the ACC's top athlete and the MVP of both the ACC Tournament and the NCAA East Regional.
In his final year Ferry helped Duke advance to the Final Four and led the ACC with a 22.6 scoring average. Among the numerous accolades he earned his senior season were: National Player of the Year, first team All-America, ACC Player of the Year, winner of the McKevlin Award, MVP of the East Regional and USA Today Collegiate Achiever of the Year.
Ferry was the number two pick in the 1989 NBA Draft and went on to have a productive 13-year career that included an NBA championship in 2003 with the San Antonio Spurs. His Duke jersey was retired on February 18, 1989.