Oh my goodness. I probably can't say anything more or mention his name ...
Barrett also starred for Duke with a game high 33 points.
But Duke closed the half getting easy baskets from Barrett, off a pass from Jones, and Bolden, off a pass from Barrett, to lead 59-42 at intermission. That's the Kentucky Wildcats.
Quentin Grimes (21 points, 4 assists) and Dedric Lawson (20 points, 6 assists, 14 rebounds) proved they could replace the production lost from last year's team. 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.
Tuesday night's Champions Classic was as impressive of a premiere as college basketball could have hoped for.
And to complete the package as Duke's go-to glue guy-and making a strong case for why he would be a suitable fifth starter for the Blue Devils-White's ability on offense was smooth and versatile.
Kentucky: Tyler Herro was the only other player to reach double figures. Udoka Azubuike (17 points, 4 blocks) also played well in his limited minutes, and Devon Dotson (16 points, 3 assists, 3 steals) showed promise in his college debut. They combined for 83 points on the night, nearly outscoring the Wildcats' entire roster. They shot 53.8 percent from the field, knocked down 12 3-pointers and ran away from Kentucky in the first half.
Zion Williamson, Duke - Barrett scored more points for the Blue Devils, but no one embodied the way Duke bludgeoned United Kingdom like the 6-foot-7, 285-pound forward from Spartanburg, S.C. He looked like a pro playing against college kids. He lived up to the hype in his first collegiate game.
Both Barrett and Williamson surpassed Marvin Bagley III's program record for points by a freshman in his debut at 25.
The Blue Devils' fabulous freshmen collectively laughed as if that mattered on Tuesday night.
Kentucky's sophomores were expected to give the Cats a big experience edge coming into this game, but PJ Washington, Quade Green and Nick Richards struggled throughout the night. The Blue Devils outscored United Kingdom by 24 from the arc. "As we mature, we'll be able to stop those blows and flip it". "We have a big target on us, and every environment we go to is going to be like that, so just to get used to it".
Duke hosts Krzyzewski's alma mater, Army, on Sunday.