Coach K's Brilliant Recruiting Pitch To 2018 Flo40 No. 2 Zion Williamson
In his latest USA Today blog, the 6-foot-7 dunking phenom from Spartanburg Day School (SC), who took an unofficial visit to Clemson this past weekend, talked about his summer and summarized his talk with Coach K on how he would fit in the Blue Devils' system with Flo40 No. 3 Cameron Reddish and No. 5 Tre Jones already committed.
The answer? With the 2018 class already going according to Duke's plan, Krzyzewski went to his Team USA coaching playbook.
"He said he was gonna play me the way he played LeBron (James) in the Olympics in 2012 so I did my research!" Williamson wrote. "Coach K gave him the chance to showcase that he was still the best player in the world. I thought that was a real, genuine answer because Coach K is always 10 steps ahead."
There are so many unique ways to say the right thing, and this has got to be pretty high on the brilliant scale.
While many, and rightfully, believe the comparison between the two players is a stretch, giving Williamson the legendary James as an example cannot hurt heading into an Oct. 22 official visit to Duke before making a trip to UCLA on Oct. 27.
Williamson is a highly coveted prospect for 2018 and certainly one of the most popular players during the social media era. He can electrify the crowd with his unreal dunks and can fill up the stat sheet like when he dropped a Chick-fil-A single-game scoring record of 53 points last December.