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Old 03-14-2017, 02:35 PM   #221
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He has stated that he loves all the love and attention by the SC fans (assuming it was the game he attended where the fans chanted for him) but he also wants to look at UNC for a chance to play and potentially get to know Michael Jordan.

Personally, if SC fans can convince him of his potential greatness to meet MJ on the next level, then why both with UNC. He will just be another number there vs. a potential legend in his hometown...
Still a chance the NCAA will do something to UNC for the worst academic/athletic scandal in NCAA history. UNC was due to send their response to the COI yesterday. If they did, they kept it quiet from the press. Should things play out properly, the COI will review it and hopefully a final determination will follow not long afterward. UNC is still blustering about everything, but if the NCAA does not act properly, it could destroy the organization for treating UNC with such a disparity.

One thing is for sure. Roy Williams and company will not be straight up with him.
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He has stated that he loves all the love and attention by the SC fans (assuming it was the game he attended where the fans chanted for him) but he also wants to look at UNC for a chance to play and potentially get to know Michael Jordan.

Personally, if SC fans can convince him of his potential greatness to meet MJ on the next level, then why both with UNC. He will just be another number there vs. a potential legend in his hometown...
I mostly agree, except for the legend in his hometown part. If he's truly a one-and-done, he can't become a Gamecock legend, short of leading us to the national title.
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Odds are against us in his recruiting, but he's obviously a take if he wants to come here. That said, it'll be interesting to see how Frank would work a one-and-done into the team concept. Ordinarily with a player of his caliber you'd want to build the team around him, but you can't do that with someone who will only be here a year. If we were a UK who pulled in multiple one-and-dones every year, it'd be a different scenario. Calipari doesn't have to worry about building a team since he's basically got a new starting lineup every year. Having a single one-and-done is a bit trickier from a team development standpoint.
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Odds are against us in his recruiting, but he's obviously a take if he wants to come here. That said, it'll be interesting to see how Frank would work a one-and-done into the team concept. Ordinarily with a player of his caliber you'd want to build the team around him, but you can't do that with someone who will only be here a year. If we were a UK who pulled in multiple one-and-dones every year, it'd be a different scenario. Calipari doesn't have to worry about building a team since he's basically got a new starting lineup every year. Having a single one-and-done is a bit trickier from a team development standpoint.
If he is your best player you definitely build your team around him. You win now and do not worry about tomorrow.
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If he is your best player you definitely build your team around him. You win now and do not worry about tomorrow.
I think it would be foolhardy to build a team for a one year run around one player, unless you have a shot at the title. Unless we make some major strides next season, it's highly unlikely he makes us a national title contender. If there was a chance we could win the title, I'd say go for it and deal with the rebuild.
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Odds are against us in his recruiting, but he's obviously a take if he wants to come here. That said, it'll be interesting to see how Frank would work a one-and-done into the team concept. Ordinarily with a player of his caliber you'd want to build the team around him, but you can't do that with someone who will only be here a year. If we were a UK who pulled in multiple one-and-dones every year, it'd be a different scenario. Calipari doesn't have to worry about building a team since he's basically got a new starting lineup every year. Having a single one-and-done is a bit trickier from a team development standpoint.
Not really if Frank is committed to playing whoever helps the team most, which he appears to be. All that happens is we land a guy that should have been allowed to jump straight to the NBA and put him on the team Martin has assembled. Adding Zion wouldn't add any situation that is tricky it would just be Frank adding a one and done he will treat like everyone else and that one and done could elevate us an extra couple rounds in the tournament.
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I think it would be foolhardy to build a team for a one year run around one player, unless you have a shot at the title. Unless we make some major strides next season, it's highly unlikely he makes us a national title contender. If there was a chance we could win the title, I'd say go for it and deal with the rebuild.
Every team has turnover from year-to-year. Every team retools what they do for the upcoming season based on who they have on the court. So I'm not so sure the fact that he would be gone after one year really matters as much as you're building it up to. More importantly, for that one year, you've got a game changing type of player to make you better for that one year. The UK's and UNC's of the world have figured out a way to be damn good one year, lose that kid, and then be good the next. No reason to think it wouldn't be just as possible here. Besides, winning attracts talented prospects. Achieving heights with that player reaps rewards even if you only have him for that one year.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:29 AM   #228
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I think it would be foolhardy to build a team for a one year run around one player, unless you have a shot at the title. Unless we make some major strides next season, it's highly unlikely he makes us a national title contender. If there was a chance we could win the title, I'd say go for it and deal with the rebuild.
UK does it every year with multiple one and doners. We would have more of a mix with mostly four year guys, but Zion could really elevate us.

Some people are worried about life without Sin (pun there) but the same people were worried about this year, after losing our front line last year. The rebuilding is over now, we are going to be NCAA regulars under Frank. Having a go-to guy - think Sin this year- elevates a good team to a great team, a tournament team into a team that can make a deep run.

Hopefully, Holden and/or Dozier become the go-to guy(s) this coming year to go with our strong supporting cast. Adding Zion for even one year would be huge for the following year. We just need to show him - starting this year - that he can reach his NCAA goals without leaving his home state.
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I think it would be foolhardy to build a team for a one year run around one player, unless you have a shot at the title. Unless we make some major strides next season, it's highly unlikely he makes us a national title contender. If there was a chance we could win the title, I'd say go for it and deal with the rebuild.
Rebuild? Why would it be a rebuild? Just because you get him and you plan your game plan around him for a year doesn't make it a rebuild lol. I have Coached on some level for almost 30 years and we ALWAYS build our Basketball Team around our best player and when they are gone you scheme using the remaining talent. It doesn't just fall apart because you lose a player if you have the right pieces in place. So what you are saying is we shouldn't take Williamson because he is a one and doner. If that is what you are saying that is not a wise choice.
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South Carolina has been in contact with me recently,” Anderson said. “They feel like they have a good shot at this thing. I think when Zion went to Carolina on the visit and they rolled out the love that they did to him, that did something to him. That kind of softened him up. Wherever he was with South Carolina at that time, it softened him up because that’s all he talks about.

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However, making the NCAA Tournament this season does give USC a bonus shot, according to Anderson.

“It’s huge. That’s huge for South Carolina,” he said. “You had the ability to make it this year. That means something is going on pretty good in Columbia. He grew up watching the Dukes and the North Carolinas in the tournament constantly. There was no Clemson or South Carolina in the tournament. With Carolina making it this time, that is huge and I just hope they do well.”

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Like Sin and PJ, Martin will continue to attract top tier talent, and with the impressive performance against old nemesis Marquette and hopefully a competitive game (or win) versus Duke, guys like Zion Williamson, who may have an allegiance to the in-state schools, will be persuaded to come and play for the garnet and black and make us a basketball power, as in days of yore.
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Surely our victory last night helped a lot!
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Smart dad! All the Duke and North Carolina schools already have stories, you'd just be adding a Chapter. South Carolina, you can write the story!
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Last night certainly didn't hurt. Find a way to beat Duke and that really really won't hurt.
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Inside scoop says he wants to come usc and be a hero.
We can't continue to lose out on these gems. To land the #2 recruit in the nation would be sweet and could attract other stars as well. Once you get the ball rolling.........

We Want Zion!!!
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Smart dad! All the Duke and North Carolina schools already have stories, you'd just be adding a Chapter. South Carolina, you can write the story!
This is one type of quote I LOVE to see from parents. Hopefully Zion stays at home and writes the book instead of adding just a chapter!!
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