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Old Today, 06:34 PM   #741
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Default Re: 2018 MBB Zion Williamson (SC)

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I don't follow basketball recruiting, and I really am a lazy basketball fan in general. Trying to be better about it because I really enjoyed last season.

That said, I think if Zion opts for Clemson over us, then he really isn't interested in winning. Clemson has no support on their roster to help him. We will at least have Bowen/Silva.

Although, I would imagine you could use the same argument for UNC/Duke/Kansas/Kentucky over us as well. If he wants to stay in SC and win, it would make no sense to go to Clemson. They're having a decent year, but it doesn't seem sustainable into next season.
His stepfather went to Clemson and played basketball so he's got a family tie there. They've also done a very good job recruiting him. Many kids make a college choice based on relationships, especially in Zion's case because wherever he goes he's only staying a year and going to be a top 5 pick regardless of making the tournament or not.
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His stepfather went to Clemson and played basketball so he's got a family tie there. They've also done a very good job recruiting him. Many kids make a college choice based on relationships, especially in Zion's case because wherever he goes he's only staying a year and going to be a top 5 pick regardless of making the tournament or not.
He is more worried about leaving behind some sort of impact/legacy and he knows he needs to stay in state to do that. Which ever school can sell him on that will get him, but he definitely has more friend/family connections to clemson. Any talk about him to SC is just to create a buzz for his decision, imo
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He is more worried about leaving behind some sort of impact/legacy and he knows he needs to stay in state to do that. Which ever school can sell him on that will get him, but he definitely has more friend/family connections to clemson. Any talk about him to SC is just to create a buzz for his decision, imo
What do you make of his comments about potentially playing with Bowen then?
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This article & video details some Mojo going toward Zion commitment to the Gamecocks!

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https://www.aseaofblue.com/2018/1/16...arolina-threat

However, it may not necessarily be Clemson and instead another Carolina school. During Monday’s Hoophall Classic, ESPN recruiting guru Paul Biancardi that Williamson would choose South Carolina.

“I think it’s a closer race between Clemson and South Carolina than most people think,” Biancardi said, via Next Cats. “It’s going to be one of those two schools. I’m picking South Carolina.”
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What do you make of his comments about potentially playing with Bowen then?
I have no idea. I am sure that is enticing to him and I don't think he is lying. SC has been involved and had a legit shot but it seemed like his connections to clemson were too strong. Maybe Bowen was the deciding factor for him and he picks SC. It would be an outstanding get, but I won't get bent out of shape if he picks clemson either. I think he definitely stays in state
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What do you make of his comments about potentially playing with Bowen then?
Build hype. You see it with recruits all the time when where they're leaning is a poorly kept secret, they make some comments that make people think it could be a different school then pick the poorly kept secret. I think that's far more likely to be the case than the possibility of Bowen coming here changing his mind though I can't rule it out because that would be an intriguing core and I'm sure Zion knows that. That said I'll believe he goes to some place that isn't Clemson when he actually makes that choice on the 20th, but it doesn't mean I'm not hoping for a great day for USC on the 20th.
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Default Re: 2018 MBB Zion Williamson (SC)

Bowen has reached out to Zion and if Zion is even somewhat undecided this could play a factor. I'd say we have about a 30% chance of getting him. Marquise Reed is very good for Clemson but next year we'll have Rah, Chris, Bowen, Kotsar and all the freshmen back plus a healthy Holden Zion wouldn't have to do everything like Ben Simmons did at LSU. Clemson will have upperclassmen next year but not NBA talent like we will in Bowen.
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Gotrice? Where do you think Zion will go? I think it's between us and Moo U
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Gotrice? Where do you think Zion will go? I think it's between us and Moo U
Why do you refuse to read the thread you've just posted in? He's only answered that question several times in it, before you asked......
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I'm just ready for this to be over. I'll be thrilled if he chooses us, but it will be ok if he doesnt. Not keen on him going to our biggest rival, but I don't think they'll be able to capitalize on his talent if he chooses them. Part of me keeps thinking he's keeping both SC schools on the hook to appease local fans, and then picks somewhere like Kentucky.
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Gotrice? Where do you think Zion will go? I think it's between us and Moo U
I think he's Clemson. I do think Bowen may have opened up a tiny bit of hope but I'm 90/10 or 80/20 Clemson as of today. If he doesn't choose Clemson he will be a Gamecock, I'll be shocked if he goes out of state at this point.
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Why do you refuse to read the thread you've just posted in? He's only answered that question several times in it, before you asked......
Shame on me for asking someone a question he said in a previous post that he thought Zion would go out of State.
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Shame on me for asking someone a question he said in a previous post that he thought Zion would go out of State.
Oh yeah a few months ago it looked like he was headed out of state, that's changed. Apparently his mom wants him instate and doesn't care which school, hence the last few months the instate focus has ramped up.
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