What Duke Gets From the Average McDonald’s All American

When you order from McDonald’s, you have a pretty good idea of what you’re going to get.

All Americans aren’t the same as Big Macs, however. With four recruits in this year’s game, Duke has brought in 63 McDonald’s All Americans in the history of the game. 

The players have scored a total of 62,987 points at Duke, an average of 1,068 points over their Blue Devil career. (Quinn Cook, Marshall Plumlee, Matt Jones, Rasheed Sulaimon, Amile Jefferson, and maybe Jabari Parker are all still adding to their career scoring total at Duke. Throw them out and the average McDonald’s All American scores 1,135 points at Duke.) 

Still, not every McDonald’s player stars at Duke. Here’s a look at the lowest Blue Devil scoring totals for McDonald’s alumni: 

Eric Boateng            14 points at Duke

Joey Beard               21

Michael Thompson  27

*Marshall Plumlee    40

*Matt Jones             56

Eliot WIlliams         140

Taylor King           186

Kyrie Irving           192

(* active) 

Jahlil Okafor and Justice Winslow, dunk champion Grayson Allen, and skills champion Tyus Jones will be headed to Duke next year.  Here’s what we can expect from them: 

A 49% chance of scoring 1,000 points at Duke (29 of their 59 predecessors did. Quinn Cook is 27 points away.)

A 14% chance of scoring 2,000 (8 of 59)

A 39% chance of winning a national championship (23 of 59)

A 14% chance of transferring (8 of 59) 

A 19% chance of entering the NBA Draft with college eligibility remaining (11 of 59. Not including Jabari Parker.)

A 34% chance of getting chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft (20 of 59)