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Duke’s Title Run Revives Status as Wall Street’s Favorite Team

  • Zion Williamson has energized an already-vocal fan base
  • Duke enters NCAA men’s basketball tournament as No. 1 seed
Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after after a play on the way to defeating the Florida State Seminoles 73-63 in the championship game of the 2019 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2019 

Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after after a play on the way to defeating the Florida State Seminoles 73-63 in the championship game of the 2019 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Spectrum Center on March 16, 2019 

Photographer: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Private equity mogul David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, has found religion in the form of a 6-foot-7, 285-pound basketball wunderkind from Duke.

“I’ve generally tried to avoid religious statements in public,” joked Rubenstein, an alumnus of the North Carolina school and former chairman of its board of trustees. “But I am a committed Zionist.”