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Christian Laettner
Thursday 10/27/2007  -  Duke Sports Information
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1991 & 1992 National Champion
1992 Olympic Gold Medalist (Barcelona, Spain)
Three-Time All-America, 1990, 1991 and 1992
National Player of the Year, 1992
Two-Time ACC Athlete of the Year, 1991 and 1992
ACC Player of the Year, 1992
Three-Time All-ACC, 1990, 1991 and 1992
NCAA Final Four MVP, 1991
1997 NBA All-Star
1993 NBA All-Rookie Team


Christian Laettner is one of the most decorated student-athletes in NCAA history having guided the Blue Devils to back-to-back national championships in 1991 and 1992. His list of honors includes three-time All-America (1990, 1991 & 1992), National Player of the Year (1992), two-time ACC Athlete of the Year (1991 & 1992), ACC Player of the Year (1992), three-time All-ACC (1990, 1991 & 1992), ACC Tournament MVP (1992), four-time ACC All-Tournament (1989, 1990, 1991 & 1992), NCAA Final Four MVP (1991), two-time NCAA All-Final Four (1991 & 1992), four-time NCAA Tournament All-Regional (1989, 1990, 1991 & 1992), two-time NCAA Tournament Regional MVP (1990 & 1991) and three-time Swett-Baylin Award winner as Duke’s team MVP (1990, 1991 & 1992). Laettner is the NCAA Tournament’s all-time leader in points (407), free throws made (142), free throws attempted (167) and games played (23), and, on Duke’s career charts, ranks first in games played (148), three-point field goal percentage (.485), free throws made (713) and free throws attempted (885), third in points (2,460), rebounds (1,149) and field goals made (834), fourth in field goal percentage (.574), and fifth in blocked shots (145). His jersey number 32 was retired by the school on February 26, 1992, and, after being the third player chosen in the 1992 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, enjoyed a 13-year professional career that included a spot on the league’s All-Rookie team in 1993 and All-Star squad in 1997. He finished his NBA tenure with career totals of 868 games played, 11,121 points and 5,806 rebounds. Named one of the ACC’s top 50 male athletes for the first 50 years of the conference in 2003, Laettner also was a member of the United States team that captured the gold medal at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.
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