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MDABE80
04-05-2019, 08:45 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaabk/dukes-williamson-wins-ap-mens-college-player-of-the-year/ar-BBVEPvn

Surprise! Our guys didn't get any votes. This means all of our bigs should return! ;):roll:

willandi
04-06-2019, 08:25 AM
Zion was going to be player of the year last November. The ESPN and media had already decided.

They didn't get on the bandwagon after an impressive start by him, they searched the junkyards for the truck, cleaned and painted it, gassed it up and Voila...the player of the year bandwagon.

The other 3 (not including Barrett) were deserving but Rui or especially Brandon could have been there just as easily. Barrett was amazing because he is a teammate of Zion AND he plays for Duke.

Zagceo
04-06-2019, 08:37 AM
NIKE money and Zion’s mother getting targeted by Avanatti

https://news.yahoo.com/michael-avenatti-throws-zion-williamson-035719948.html

interesting theory on UK board explaining absence in PK80


Cal was upset that Nike and Lebron were pushing the main recruits to Duke so that's why he politely bowed out of the PK80.


NCAA has ignored this for years. It is public information (newspaper articles) about amount of $ Nike spent on Bagley's family a couple years ago. Some people point to this and think it is illegal or against NCAA regs. Sleazy, yes ... Illegal, no. There will not be any smoking guns pointing back at Duke because Nike was smart enough to at least create the appearance of "$ paid for services rendered."

https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/04/michael-avenatti-duke-mens-basketball-zion-williamson-nike-twitter-paid-mother

bartruff1
04-06-2019, 08:46 AM
Zion would be the player of the year in most years...he is amazing....a generational athlete....to pick anyone one else would have been a travesty ..

DixieZag
04-06-2019, 11:49 AM
Zion would be the player of the year in most years...he is amazing....a generational athlete....to pick anyone one else would have been a travesty ..

I know but I guess it's more fun to bag on ESPN.

He was deserving.

That ACC tourney game against UNC was spectacular, one of the best college performances I have seen in a while, against a decent defensive team built to stop him.

Zagsker
04-06-2019, 12:19 PM
Zion would be the player of the year in most years...he is amazing....a generational athlete....to pick anyone one else would have been a travesty ..

Exactly

gonzagafan62
04-06-2019, 12:21 PM
Zion shoulda been #1 no doubt, but Clarke shoulda been #2 in my mind. Nobody was as impactful offense or defense as him besides Zion. Not even Winston

Ladyzag12
04-06-2019, 03:51 PM
NIKE money and Zion’s mother getting targeted by Avanatti

https://news.yahoo.com/michael-avenatti-throws-zion-williamson-035719948.html

interesting theory on UK board explaining absence in PK80





https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/04/michael-avenatti-duke-mens-basketball-zion-williamson-nike-twitter-paid-mother

Quiet, we aren't allowed to talk about money being funneled from Nike to top college prospects. Nike's hands are clean!

jazzdelmar
04-06-2019, 06:50 PM
Quiet, we aren't allowed to talk about money being funneled from Nike to top college prospects. Nike's hands are clean!

Cuz we’re a Nike school?