Stand review: Barrett’s Triple Double

Duke Men’s Basketball Play-by-Play Announcer David shumate gives fans a glimpse of some of his memorable hoop moments throughout his three years as the voice of the Blue Devils. The events highlighted during this series are not meant to be a comprehensive list of all memorable accomplishments, but a sample of great moments in Shumate’s words.

“As the 2018-19 season unfolded, it became increasingly clear that there was no stage or spotlight too big for Rj barrett. The top-rated rookie of the 2018 class, and godson of Steve Nash, had spent his entire life around the highest levels of the sport, with his father Rowan overseeing the Canadian national team after playing professionally for more than a decade.

“Combine that comfort with his incredible talent and game after game, Barrett delivered. Thirty-three points in Game 1 in a smashing victory over Kentucky, 22 points and 9 rebounds in the ACC / Big Ten challenge against the Indiana, and another 16 points under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden in a win over Texas Tech just before Christmas. In 13 of Duke’s 18 championship games, he scored 20 or more points, and in four of them. them he finished with over 30.

“When Duke hosted NC State in mid-February, it was NBA All-Star weekend, and with the best NBA gathering in Charlotte that year, Cameron Indoor Stadium was packed with the best in the world. A captive crowd who witnessed only the fourth double-brace in Barrett school history dominated the Wolfpack, injecting their usual 23 points, while racking up 11 rebounds and distributing 10 assists – and all this without a single turnover.

“Duke won the game by 16 – a clash for which, three days earlier, Coach K wasn’t even sure Barrett would be on the pitch. not training on Wednesday or Thursday and barely training on Friday. was all the preparation he needed to join the exclusive club of Shelden Williams, Gene Banks and Art Heyman as the only Duke players in history with a triple -double.” – David shumate

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