Bobby Hurley, a native of Jersey City, N.J., guided Duke to a pair of national championships during his four-year (1990-93) career with the men’s basketball program. Playing in 140 career games, he amassed career totals of 1,731 points, 1,076 assists, 306 rebounds and 202 steals. He finished his career as the NCAA’s all-time leader in assists.
Hurley, who helped the Blue Devils to a four-year record of 119-26 (.821) with three Final Four berths, was a two-time All-America selection (1992-93), three-time All-ACC pick (1991-92-93), two-time NCAA All-Final Four honoree (1991-92) and the Most Outstanding Player of the 1992 NCAA Final Four. As a senior, he averaged 17.0 points and 8.2 assists per game, served as a team captain with Thomas Hill and was a finalist for the Wooden Award.
On February 24, 1993, Hurley established a school and Cameron Indoor Stadium single-game record with 16 assists in Duke’s 98-75 over then sixth-ranked Florida State. He also handed out 15 assists in a game on three occasions. During Hurley’s tenure in Durham, the Blue Devils posted an ACC regular season record of 44-16 (.733), captured two league regular season championships (1992-93) and one conference tournament crown (1992).
The seventh overall selection in the 1993 NBA Draft, Hurley had a five-year professional career with Sacramento and Vancouver.