Duke Basketball: Blue Devils’ top 10 plays through the first 10 games

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7. Source of renewable energy

Opponent: Indiana

If you possessed the dunking prowess of Williamson, you too would have to fully show it off from time to time — especially if you noticed nobody between yourself and the basket while playing in front of Cameron Crazies and sensing that your team needed an additional energy boost to try to put away an opponent before the half.

Yes, the moment called for a windmill.

A Greek engineer named Heron of Alexandria built the first one in the first century. But it took until Nov. 27, 2018, for a basketball phenom named Zion of Durham to perfect the invention, showing just how much energy can be generated from one full, strong windmill.

With about four minutes to play in the first half of the Blue Devils’ home win against Indiana — as Duke was looking to extend its  36-24 lead — Zion poked away a pass from the Hoosiers near midcourt.

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound southpaw slammer collected himself with one dribble in the paint — as the Cameron Crazies collectively held their breath in anticipation — and the rest of the play deserves to be documented in any historical account of the advancement of the windmill.

It’s no surprise Zion’s play — No. 3 on the video below — ignited a 17-5 run by the Blue Devils to end the half.