Within under 30 seconds remaining in Duke’s season-opening, blowout win over Presbyterian, something truly amazing happened. Marshall Plumlee, all 6-foot-11 of him, attempted his first collegiate 3-pointer, and nailed it.
The rare long ball from Plumlee sent the Duke bench — Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor, Amile Jefferson, Justise Winslow, Matt Jones, Rasheed Sulaimon, Quinn Cook and Sean Obi — into an absolute frenzy. Duke’s YouTube channel captured and uploaded the video on Saturday, adding R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” to the clip.
While the Duke players were lost in euphoria, the Duke coaching staff sat there, motionless.
Duke won 113-44.