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Tatum Wins National Honor

Duke freshman makes a quick impression.

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Jayson Tatum gets a shot off over a Florida defender in Madison Square Garden.
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Well that didn’t take long: Duke freshman Jayson Tatum has appeared in three games and has already been named National Freshman of The Week.

It’s not much of a sample yet but even so, it’s clear that Tatum is ahead of the freshman curve. His biggest strength is that he's really, really smart on the court. We’ll see that more and more as the season develops.

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