Just how good is freshmen star-powered Duke? Blue Devils could go undefeated

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It has been one game, but writers in the sports universe are already throwing that god-forsaken word “undefeated” around. Yes, they were very impressive against Kentucky, are they likely will continue to be impressive.

“You start four freshmen, no matter how talented they are, you never know what they’re going to do in this environment against an outstanding team and great program. And they responded,” Krzyzewski told reporters after the game.

But PLEASE, lets not starting making ridiculous proclamations already. Read what Scott Gleason and USA Today said about the potential for them to be undefeated.



The Blue Devils’ elite freshmen were everything as advertised – and then some. The three-headed monster of R.J. Barrett (33 points), Zion Williamson (28 points) and Cam Reddish (22 points) combined for 83 of Duke’s 118 points.

But the stat sheet only tells half the story. It was how these teenagers introduced themselves to the college basketball world. Barrett, who has ample international experience playing for Canada, got to the basket at will and used his versatility and smooth lefty stroke to shred Kentucky’s defense. Williamson, a dunking folk hero before Tuesday night, proved he’s more than just an athletic specimen and a pretty darn complete player – poignantly evidenced with a monstrous block and then smooth bounce pass to Barrett.”

Read the rest from USA Today here. 

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