Proof Duke's Zion Williamson Can Hit Head on Rim

Proof Duke's Zion Williamson Can Hit Head on Rim

Indeed, Duke racked up 14 dunks in an 84-46 win over Eastern Michigan, with the Blue Devils putting together a season's worth of highlight reel moves. In fact, the Blue Devils outscored Eastern Michigan on dunks alone in the first half, and their high-flying freshman phenom had everything to do with it. In the meantime, Williamson should use this time to mature as a teammate, learn how to handle fame, and deal with the media. "We can sit here and say we know what away games will be like, but we really don't until we experience it". Reddish had that off night against Eastern Michigan, where he scored just three points after draining seven threes against Army. That set the tone for the rest of the game as Duke coasted to their third win of the season. Two dribbles, a pass up court, a lob, and in a matter of seconds, the Blue Devils have scored and put momentum on their side.

Duke basketball will be tested at some point this season.

That Earth-shaking slam wasn't Williamson's sole dunk of the evening.

"I didn't know how high I got until I came to the bench and Alex (O'Connell) and Cam were like, 'Bro, you got up so high, '" Williamson said of the dunk where his eyes were almost even with the rim at his apex.

"Everything we did kind of worked, and the reason it worked was because we played so hard", Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said.

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The first alley-oop, in which he caught the ball above the white square on the backboard, impressed even himself. Williamson poured in 21 points and nine rebounds in 21 minutes on the floor, but his gravity-defying dunk midway through the first half absolutely rocked Cameron Indoor and stole the show. And of course, there's the show-stopping work at the rim.

The Blue Devils shot an abysmal 20.8 percent from the three-point line, hitting just five of 24 attempts.

But college stardom is a new experience for these freshmen, and what Krzyzewski has described as "exceptional noise" surrounding the team became exponentially louder after the 34-point rout of Kentucky - now arguably no longer the capital of one-and-done.

"I thought I overthrew it", Reddish said after the game.

"We've got to keep getting better every day", he added.