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Monday / April 22.
  • Duke’s Jared McCain ties program record for most points as a freshman

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Duke freshman guard Jared McCain is now in rare air.

    The 6-foot-3 freshman from Sacramento poured in 35 points as No. 9 Duke won at Florida State, 76-67. His scoring output tied Zion Williamson for the most points ever for a Duke freshman.

    “A special performance,” Duke coach Jon Scheyer told reporters.

    “That was up there with any of them. JJ [Redick] should watch out. It was just his grit, his will, his determination to win was special.”

    McCain shot 12-of-20 from the field and 8-of-11 from deep as the Blue Devils improved to 20-5, 11-3 ACC.

    Jeremy Roach added 16 points for Duke, which earlier in the day was projected as a 3 seed (No. 12 overall) by the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.

    McCain is projected as a potential first-round pick in this year’s NBA Draft.

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    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. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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