Duke basketball takeaways against Cal State Fullerton:
Paolo Banchero’s Intensity
The intensity of Paolo Banchero has been present all season, but it felt like it was on a different level on Friday night.
Not only did the superstar freshman lead the Blue Devils in points and rebounds, but television cameras also caught him passionately interacting with his teammates entering a timeout after the Blue Devils strung together three poor offensive possessions.
Everything can look great against an inferior opponent, but Duke needs this version of Paolo Banchero for five more games if it wants to achieve its ultimate goal.
It must continue on Sunday afternoon against the Spartans.