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Arthur B. Heyman
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 12/14/2005
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The greatest scorer in Duke History, Arthur Bruce Heyman was selected the NCAA Player of the year in 1963 after three years of All-America selections. He is still considered by many as the most dominant player ever to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference. He averaged 25.1 points per game during his three year career and is the only Duke Player ever to be named team MVP three times. He was ACC Athlete of the year in 1963 and was the number one draft pick that spring by the New York Knicks. He still holds Duke school records for most points, most free throws and highest career scoring average. Heyman under the tutelage of coach Vic Bubas led Blue Devil basketball back into the national limelight in the early sixties and to the NCAA final four in 1963, where Heyman was named the MVP of the finals. He saved one of his greatest performances for last against arch-rival North Carolina in the 1963 regular season finale. Heyman poured in a career high 40 points and grabbed a career high 24 rebounds in leading Duke to a 106-93 victory in Durham.

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