In this spot, Smith and Rose are allowed and encouraged to discuss Williamson's ridiculous debut performance, whereas Kerr explicitly isn't.
Just like everyone else in the basketball world, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was left speechless after watching Duke freshman Zion Williamson put on a show on national television Tuesday night against Kentucky.
"They're a very confident group, and they're very talented, but also our upperclassmen have gotten better, so it's a nice mix", Krzyzewski said.
"I'm really proud of my guys", he said. He scored 28 points in 23 minutes in the opener, missing just two of his 13 field-goal attempts along the way.
The Blue Devils raced to a 32-11 lead early in the game.
Zion Williamson and fourth-ranked Duke were well on their way to a blowout victory when the high-flying freshman blocked a shot to start yet another Blue Devil fastbreak.
BTW - if you didn't see the game last night (shame on you) we got Zion highlights below. told you they were ridiculous. Kentucky shaved the deficit to 12 on one occasion and 13 on another but could get no closer.
And in just 23 minutes, Zion Williamson - who had to sit out much of the first half after picking up two quick fouls - finished with 28 points on a shooting performance that was almost ideal. Most teams don't have that kind of combination, but it's clear Kentucky needs to improve dramatically to keep up with the nation's top teams.
Kentucky: Tyler Herro was the only other player to reach double figures. The Wildcats were outscored 60-38 in the paint. He finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Facing a Kentucky squad with twin towers in Reid Travis and E.J. Montgomery, the Blue Devils needed all the help they could get grabbing boards and controlling possession, and White delivered. His point total set a new Duke record for most points scored by a freshman in a season opener, breaking the previous record of 25.
The Blue Devils found themselves in deep foul trouble as six players, including Reddish, Williamson and Bolden, picked up two fouls each in the first half. "We have a big target on us", Barrett said. He's not going to shoot 11-of-13 from the floor every night.
Duke hosts Krzyzewski's alma mater, Army, on Sunday.