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Hi, I'm Calvin Duncan

"I rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not" - Kurt Cobain

Calvin Duncan is a native of Linden, New Jersey. Born with no silver spoon, he was birthed into adversity. Due to his mother’s untimely death and no real knowledge of his father, Calvin was reared by his aunt. At the age of seventeen, his aunt passed away; leaving him homeless and to fend for himself. However, these obstacles were never used as deterrents from the path laid out for him, by God.


Basketball was Calvin’s vehicle out of the urban community. His athletic outlet led him first to Oakhill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia; where he graduated in 1981. He later attended Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA. While there on scholarship, Duncan earned a degree in Criminal Justice.

As a three time Hall of Famer, NBA draft pick, and VCU basketball legend, Duncan credits his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all of his achievements. From homeless to career success and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Calvin and his wife Barbara now have four children, Richard (Shannon), Chelsea, and Azell, and one grandson Richard II – all of which bring them tremendous joy.  

During the 1980-81 season, Duncan set the all-time record for points in a game for Oak Hill Academy with 61.  He is a member of the VCU Rams Hall of Fame. With VCU, Duncan was named co-Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year as a sophomore in 1983.

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.

Calvin Duncan has been a pillar throughout communities all over the east coast including Virginia and New Jersey. Calvin has spoken at several schools, community centers, camps, and more spreading his message about living life on the nexy level through adversity just as he did. 

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