Calvin Duncan (basketball)

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Calvin Anthony Duncan (born March 21, 1961) is an American Pastor and retired basketball player. Duncan is pastor at the Faith & Family Church in Richmond, Virginia. He also played basketball with Oak Hill Academy and the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams.[1] He was drafted in the 1985 NBA Draft in the 2nd round with the 30th overall pick by the Chicago Bulls but instead of signing, he joined Athletes in Action, an evangelical Christian traveling team.[2]


During the 1980-81 season, Duncan set the all-time record for points in a game for Oak Hill Academy with 61. Brandon Jennings later broke this record, tallying 63 points in a single game.[3] He is a member of the VCU Rams Hall of Fame.[4] With VCU, Duncan was named co-Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year as a sophomore in 1983. Charlie Bradley of the USF Bulls also earned the award.

After the close of his college career, Duncan was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round of the 1985 NBA Draft (30th pick overall). He did not play in the NBA, but did play in the Continental Basketball Association for the Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets and Tri-City Chinook.[5]


Duncan's mother died in childbirth and, with no knowledge of his father, was raised by his aunt in Linden, New Jersey. At Virginia Commonwealth, Duncan earned a degree in criminal justice.[6] He currently lives in Richmond,Virginia with his wife Barbara and his three children, Richard, Chelsea, and Azell.


  1. ^ You Can't Jam This Ram Sports Illustrated, December 12, 1983
  2. ^ Basketball Star Snubbed Million$ To Play for God Jet Magazine, April 28, 1986
  3. ^ Individual High Scoring Games
  4. ^ VCU Rams Hall of Fame
  5. ^ 1992-93 Official CBA Guide and Register, page 285
  6. ^ Biography of Pastor Calvin Duncan Faith and Family Church