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Monday, January 21, 2019

Coach K not concerned about Zion Williamson’s eligibility

Zion Williamson

Mike Krzyzewski says that he is not concerned about Zion Williamson’s eligibility.

Questions about Williamson’s eligibility emerged this week after the freshman phenom’s name came up at the college basketball corruption trial.

A judge in the case denied evidence that showed a Kansas assistant coach expressing willingness to provide money and other benefits to Williamson, who was widely considered a top-five recruit. An Adidas consultant allegedly said on wiretap that Williamson’s father was looking for benefits to entice his son to commit to a school.

Williamson, who is from South Carolina, chose Duke over South Carolina and Clemson. He also was believed to have had interest in Kentucky and North Carolina.

Coach K said on Friday that he is comfortable with Williamson’s status and says that all of the program’s freshmen were vetted by the NCAA.

People being recorded saying that Williamson’s father was seeking benefits could implicate the freshman, but does not prove Duke did anything improper to land the young star.

Williamson is listed at 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds. He has long been known in the basketball world for his incredible dunks at such a young age.

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