But I guess people on the outside don't understand that.
Duke is paced by freshman RJ Barrett's 22.9 points per game and Williamson's 20.2, making the Blue Devils the only major conference team with two players each averaging 20 points per game. He finished with a career-high 30 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, four steals and a blocked shot.
The high-flying Williamson was 13 of 16 from the field with three 3-pointers - he entered with four all season - in surpassing the 28 points he scored in his debut against No. 2 Kentucky.
Zion Williamson describes people thinking of him only as a dunker and focuses on getting better as a player. If I don't then there's something wrong with me. "But after I shot that one over the rim, they were like, 'Z, shoot another one, ' and I got it right back and made it".
The shot might still be something of a work in progress, but after the game, Wake Forest coach Danny Manning offered ample praise for the guy who just stomped his team, comparing Williamson to former Demon Deacons great Rodney Rodgers.
Outside of LeBron James, I don't know if I can think of anybody as athletic with the same body frame as Zion.
The ACC's third-leading scorer at 20.2 points per game, Williamson is also second in the ACC in field goal percentage (.664) and third in rebounding (9.5). Ben Simmons, who went on to become the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 National Basketball Association draft, is the only other Division I freshman to post a 30-10-5-4 line.
Williamson laughed about the final stat line, suggesting even he was a bit surprised by the complete performance, but guard Tre Jones said this was the type of performance the team has been used to seeing behind the scenes. "It was at the last second, I said 'I'm wide open, why not?'" The spread is big, but we've seen Duke take the air out of many arenas already.