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Old 04-09-2017, 01:57 PM   #381
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I wonder if Zion will be attending the parade today?
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:42 AM   #382
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Michael Beasley elevated Kansas state and started a great 5-6 year run for them. Although I'm liable to give Frank Martin more credit for that.
Toss-up. Beasley's first year coincided with Frank Martin's first year. Was their turnaround more due to Martin or Beasley? Impossible to say, but I lean towards the coach.
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Old 04-10-2017, 09:06 AM   #383
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Did Zion release his Top 5 list yet? Any new news on him?

Maybe someone should start a separate thread for "One and Dones"...

Bump. Has he released a Top 5?
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Really good read on Zion:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.592d1f6f9817

Some interesting quotes:

"All of which means — what, exactly? As a junior Williamson is so dominant on the basketball court, especially against the competition Spartanburg Day regularly faces, that it’s hard to know if he can actually play. Is he the next LeBron, or even something close, or a kind of Vegas street act? Is he a showman destined for college basketball’s biggest stage or meant to star someday in his own halftime show? Is this the mountaintop for him or a step toward the true peak?"

“I’ve been to his games, and you can’t go off that,” said the assistant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from publicly discussing unsigned players. “It doesn’t mean much.”
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Old 04-10-2017, 11:31 AM   #385
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Crean couldn't win consistently with Hoosier talent...I doubt very much he could win with tigger talent
He inherited a dumpster fire and made the NCAA five of his last seven years, NIT a sixth.

Won the big 10 twice and made three Sweet 16s. I'd say he's a pretty good coach who would be an upgrade over Brownell anyway.
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:47 PM   #386
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Zion's Blog: http://usatodayhss.com/2017/the-zion...quavo-and-more


I'm not sure if he's ever mentioned a Top 5 (or whatever) but the only four schools mentioned were UNC, Kentucky, Duke and the Gamecocks. From reading his blog though, it seems like he's more enamored with the two North Carolina schools.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:06 PM   #387
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He'll get as much education in 1 year at Kentucky as he will 4 at UNC .. If we can't get him I hope Duke does ..

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Old 04-11-2017, 03:40 PM   #388
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He'll get as much education in 1 year at Kentucky as he will 4 at UNC .. If we can't get him I hope Duke does ..

Which is no education at all at both schools for a one and done player.
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:08 PM   #389
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Which is no education at all at both schools for a one and done player.
That's kinda what I was saying . If he goes to Kentucky it'll be for 1 and UNC seems to continually get by without punishment for years of
"bogusius academicius" ..


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Old 04-11-2017, 05:20 PM   #390
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Kid is a junior in high school and he's kicking it with Quavo lmao. I'd do anything to hang out with Quavo for a day
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:59 PM   #391
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Zion's Blog: http://usatodayhss.com/2017/the-zion...quavo-and-more


I'm not sure if he's ever mentioned a Top 5 (or whatever) but the only four schools mentioned were UNC, Kentucky, Duke and the Gamecocks. From reading his blog though, it seems like he's more enamored with the two North Carolina schools.
Think he is Duke's to lose sadly...
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:41 PM   #392
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Really good read on Zion:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...=.592d1f6f9817

Some interesting quotes:

"All of which means — what, exactly? As a junior Williamson is so dominant on the basketball court, especially against the competition Spartanburg Day regularly faces, that it’s hard to know if he can actually play. Is he the next LeBron, or even something close, or a kind of Vegas street act? Is he a showman destined for college basketball’s biggest stage or meant to star someday in his own halftime show? Is this the mountaintop for him or a step toward the true peak?"

“I’ve been to his games, and you can’t go off that,” said the assistant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from publicly discussing unsigned players. “It doesn’t mean much.”
His talent is pretty clear, but I agree that I don't know how it projects to the NBA. He's not going to be dunking on 5'7 players anymore. When you watch most of his highlights, it's a lot of easy drives to the rim. He rarely has to take jump shots, or use any complicated offense. It's mostly pickup stuff against players who look intimidated to compete against him.

I think he will do well in college, which is all that matters for our purposes. But I think the people referring to him as "the next LeBron" have no idea what they're talking about. I've seen better prospects than Zion go into the NBA and amount do nothing.
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:59 PM   #393
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Think he is Duke's to lose sadly...
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:03 PM   #394
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I hate it but I don't think he's a Gamecock
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He won't be a Gamecock.
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:03 AM   #396
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Why is everyone saying he won't be a gamecock? I think we have about as good a shot as any of the other four teams. Tony morrell seems to think we have a good shot at him and wrote about it in his column today.


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Why is everyone saying he won't be a gamecock? I think we have about as good a shot as any of the other four teams. Tony morrell seems to think we have a good shot at him and wrote about it in his column today.


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Based off of recent history with big time SC HS players, of which none have stayed in-state, its likely that Williamson continues the trend. Granted no SC fan wants him to leave but just seems very likely.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:26 AM   #398
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Why is everyone saying he won't be a gamecock? I think we have about as good a shot as any of the other four teams. Tony morrell seems to think we have a good shot at him and wrote about it in his column today.


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I agree that I thought he cooled on us as well, but I saw a clip of him on ESPN yesterday and he still mentioned us among his top schools and when the anchors asked what people back home are saying to him he said people are telling him to "do what LeBron did for Cleveland" and stay home. I think it was implied that it's mostly USC's staff saying that.
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"do what LeBron did for Cleveland".
This makes no sense
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This makes no sense
I guess go to USC for a year, then transfer to Duke, and win a National Championship, finally come back to USC as a Junior and win a National Championship..

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