It was not what fans of Duke or Knicks wanted to see.
Zion Williamson suffered a right knee injury 33 seconds after Wednesday's match against rival North Carolina. Williamson's sneakers tore when he slipped and fell to the ground and had to get to the bench.
Williamson, who was to be the first choice in the NBA project, was quickly taken to the cloakroom for observation. Williamson, the ACC's second-leading scorer with 22.4 points per game, has emerged as the most exciting player in college basketball with his dunk and track-and-field athletics once in a generation.
According to the ESPN television channel, Williamson is now in the locker room with his family to watch the game.