Duke Blue Devils’ freshman phenom Zion Williamson has drawn comparisons to LeBron James due to his mixture of dimension and freakish athletic skill, however Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim sees one other NBA nice. Charles Barkley.
Following Syracuse’s 95-91 extra time victory towards Duke at Cameron Indoor on Monday night time, Boeheim in contrast Williamson’s sport to how the Round Mound of Rebound used to play.
“He’s like Charles Barkley was, besides he can shoot,” Boeheim mentioned of Williamson, per Luke DeCock of the News & Observer. “And he isn’t as fats.”
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Zion led all scorers final night time with 35 factors on 12-of-20 capturing to associate with 10 rebounds, but it surely wasn’t sufficient for the short-handed Blye Devils to beat the Orange’s onslaught.
Syracuse’s star Tyus Battle posted 32 factors, 4 assists and 4 rebounds, whereas 4 different teammates completed with double-figures within the victory.
Last night time’s loss marked the Blue Devils’ first defeat in ACC play this season and their second ‘L’ total. Duke, the #1 ranked staff within the nation, is now sitting at 14-2 for the season. Meanwhile, Syracuse improved to 12-5 with a monster win on their resume ought to they discover themselves on the bubble come tourney time.