Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Duke’s Cam Reddish hits 3-pointer to beat Florida State
By ADAM ZAGORIA
For much of this season, Cam Reddish has been overshadowed by fellow freshmen sensations Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett.
But Reddish emerged from the shadows on Saturday when he drained a wide-open 3-pointer in the final seconds to propel No. 1 Duke to a 70-68 win at No. 13 Florida State.
“I was just trusting in God the whole time, that’s all I really could do” Reddish told ESPN after the game.
Reddish became the sixth Duke freshmen with five or more 3-pointers against a Top-15 opponent.
With Williamson on the bench in the second half after getting poked in the eye in the first, Reddish (23 points) and Barrett (32) combined for 55 for Duke (14-1, 3-0 ACC).
“He’s going through a little eye injury, so we had to fight and continue to play hard and trust each other,” Reddish said.
Barrett now ranks first all-time in scoring among Duke freshmen, with Williamson at No. 3
Williamson is the projected No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, with Cleveland, Phoenix and the Knicks holding the NBA’s worst three records. Barrett is the projected No. 2 pick.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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