Duke flexes its muscle against Eastern Michigan

Zion Williamson's head came close to hitting the rim on a dunk and Twitter was in awe

Zion Williamson's head came close to hitting the rim on a dunk and Twitter was in awe

Top-ranked Duke threw down 14 dunks in Wednesday's 84-46 victory over Eastern Michigan in Durham, a highlight reel effort.

Barrett finished with 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting and six assists, while Cam Reddish, the third member of the star freshman trio, had a quiet night in just 12 minutes of play, sitting the entire second half with "groin soreness", said Mike Krzyzewski, though he noted he would have played in a close, late-season game, making 1-of-5 field goals for three points.

In three games this season, Williamson is averaging 25.3 points per game.

Turnover after turnover plagued Eastern Michigan, turning into fast break points for Duke, which outscored the Eagles in the first half off dunks alone.

With Williamson looking unstoppable, Duke is one of the favorites to win March Madness next spring.

While he's taking over college basketball with his massive frame and high-flying highlights, there's no doubting that Zion is going to be a play in the NBA next season.

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Oh, he also did things like bury between-the-leg dunks DURING high school games... After the play, Williamson didn't know how high he got on the play, but his teammates did. "More than how high he jumps, is his incredible body control".

"RJ always says I don't throw him the lob", Williamson said, "so I finally got him one there".

The One-and-Done rule will not be around much longer.

"We're a very versatile team", Williamson said.

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound power forward has 77 points and 32 rebounds through his first three games as a Blue Devil, setting a program record for most points scored by a freshman in that span alongside fellow phenom R.J. Barrett.

Eric Mateos, a Texas State offensive line coach, told ESPN's Jeff Borzello that he offered Williamson a scholarship to play football at LSU when he was working as an assistant under then-interim head coach Ed Orgeron back in 2016. Unfortunately, he didn't seem to be too [interested]. "A Julius Peppers-type of freak". Reddish said that putting the Kentucky win in the past and moving on was "definitely tough" but that "we can't dwell on any win. Zion probably brings the same or better athleticism based off what I've seen".

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