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All-America, 1978, 1979
Academic All-America, 1978, 1979
Team Co-Most Valuable Player, 1977, 1978, 1979
Captain of the 1978 ACC Champion and NCAA Final Four Team

Jim Spanarkel, from Jersey City, N.J., ranks as one of the top basketball players in school history. A 1979 Duke graduate, Spanarkel was captain of the Blue Devils' 1978 Final Four team.

Spanarkel earned ACC rookie of the year honors as a freshman in 1976 and led the Blue Devils in scoring his sophomore year. As a junior in 1978, Spanarkel was the leader of a team that went from last to first in the ACC, winning the conference title and advancing to the Final Four before falling to Kentucky in the national championship game.

Spanarkel captained the club again as a senior and led it back to the NCAA Tournament. He was then chosen in the first round of the NBA draft and played professionally for five seasons.

Spanarkel was a two-time All-America and a two-time Academic All-America while at Duke. He was the first player in school history to score 2,000 career points.
Spanarkel joined the Duke Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

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