It was a freshmen showcase again for the Blue Devils as Duke’s impressive youngsters combined for 75 of Duke’s 94 points. Army fought valiantly and stubbornly, giving Duke more of a struggle than Kentucky did last week, so kudos to them for that. Zion Williamson continued to provide material for a SportsCenter Top 10 show of his own and putting up video game numbers, while Cam Reddish flexed his shooting ability with 7 3s. Keep sleeping on him, I dare you.
Don’t forget RJ! RJ put up 23 points to go with his 6 rebounds and 2 assists.
It was a quiet day on the stat sheet for Duke’s older guys, but Jack White posted 6 points and 4 rebounds. There were a few mistakes along the way but again, it’s the second game with a team whose stars are entirely comprised of freshmen, so it’s really nothing to look into.
Joey Baker did not play again, which definitely continues to support the notion that he will redshirt this year. Redshirting is probably a good choice for him as he can get practice in against stars like the guys on this team and still save a year. If you remember, he reclassified a year and should be a senior in high school right now, so having that experience under your belt despite being about the age of the incoming class would give him an advantage, were he to elect to do so.
Bleed blue. Next up, Duke will face Eastern Michigan for one last home appearance before heading off to Maui for the Maui Invitational.