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Classic catches up with Jim Spanarkel

Updated: March 2, 2001, 4:30 PM ET
By Phillip Lee | Special to ESPN Classic

Jim Spanarkel played for Duke from 1976-1979. He averaged 18 points per game during his career with the Blue Devils. Spanarkel was ACC Rookie of the Year in 1976 and earned second-team All-American honors in 1979. He led the Blue Devils to their first NCAA Tournament in over a decade in 1978, making it to the championship game before falling to Jack Givens and the Kentucky Wildcats. Spanarkel went on to be a first round draft pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in 1979. He played five seasons with ...

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