While Zion Williamson appears to hog all the eye on the quantity two-ranked Duke Blue Devils males’s basketball staff, it is R.J. Barrett who landed the primary triple-double of all of the gamers assembled on this 12 months’s illustrious recruiting class. Last evening, Barrett posted 23 factors, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, with no turnovers by any means, making him simply the 4th Blue Devil in historical past to report a triple-double. The all-time listing is comprised of Gene Banks (1978) and Art Heyman (1963) from the golden period earlier than the present golden period.
Barrett joins Shelden Williams as the one different Duke participant coached by Mike Krzyzewski to realize such an honor. “When I received down there, the Crazies have been telling me, ‘You want yet one more!’ I used to be like, ‘I gotta, I want it, I want it, I gotta get it!'” Barrett mentioned enthusiastically within the waking moments of the staff’s celebration. For what it is value, Duke did knock off NC State by a rating of 94-78 for many who really care to know how the AP Top 25 is tabulated, from one sport to the following.
“I am actually grateful,”