Two days, ago, after securing a third consecutive NCAA Tournament bid, North Carolina Central Head Coach LeVelle Moton spoke about the possibility of his Eagles being matched up against Duke.
Of course, Duke is currently led by four fantastic freshmen, three of whom are expected to be top-10 picks in the upcoming NBA Draft. Chief among these freshmen is Zion Williamson, a superstar whose return from injury has Duke poised to make a run at its sixth national title.
Understandably, it seemed as if Moton was not entirely thrilled about facing off against the Blue Devils:
Moton on his team likely being a 16-seed: Some coaches will say "we'll take on anyone! We'll be ready!" But I don't want ANY part of playing Duke. Us playing against Zion would be like my 6-year-old son playing against me.— SportsChannel8: The Tweets (@SportsChannel8) March 16, 2019
From there, headlines were written by many outlets about the coach’s comments, with Sports Illustrated saying that the “Selection Committee Makes North Carolina Central Coach’s Nightmare a Reality.”
Naturally, Moton — one of the best college basketball figures you can follow on Twitter — took to the platform to reject rumors of his Zion fear:
There you have it.