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Calipari has reportedly promised Zion Williamson a scholarship (THANK GOD)

© Jeff Blake | USTSI


© Jeff Blake | USTSI

Every time I watch clips of 2018 small forward Zion Williamson, I have two thoughts: 1) There’s no way he’s only 16 years old, and 2) Why in the world hasn’t John Calipari offered him a scholarship??

Only God and Zion’s family can verify that first question, and as for the second, well, apparently, the offer is coming. In a profile of Zion (because when you have a name like Zion, you only go by Zion) by the Charlotte Observer’s Scott Fowler, the 6’7″ 220 lbs. man child says even though he hasn’t officially gotten a scholarship offer from Calipari yet, he’s been promised one (whatever that means).

“Williamson has received about three dozen scholarship offers from just about every big-name school in and outside the Carolinas you can name — Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, Clemson, South Carolina and Kansas among them. Kentucky is a notable exception. Williamson and his family say, however, that Wildcats coach John Calipari is ‘strongly recruiting’ Williamson as well and has promised an official scholarship offer soon.”

What the heck are you waiting for, Cal? No, really. We know you’ve seen the kid play, so you’ve seen dunks like this:

And this 360-degree windmill Monday night:

The kid apparently even loves Kentucky. He took an official visit to Lexington for the Kansas game a few weeks back and, despite UK’s loss, told reporters he was blown away, calling the atmosphere at Rupp “indescribable” and “ridiculous.” Calipari followed up with a visit to Zion’s school in Spartanburg, South Carolina a few days later, but still, no scholarship offer.

I know, in Cal we trust, but what gives? Zion is the most explosive player in the country, with Roy Williams going as far to call him one of the best prospects he’s seen since Michael Jordan. Jordan! Heck, even your boy Drake is a fan, sporting Zion’s jersey a few weeks back:

Promise me you’ll follow up on that promise, Cal.

[The legend of basketball phenom Zion Williamson]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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14 Comments for Calipari has reportedly promised Zion Williamson a scholarship (THANK GOD)

  1. JsW23
    6:09 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

    The 360 degree windmill is not Zion

    • Mrs. Tyler Thompson
      6:14 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah it is, his is the 2nd dunk featured.

    • catsarerunnin
      6:30 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

      Mrs.T there are folks on here who don’t like seeing videos of recruits or possible recruits dunking. They feel that such videos aren’t any indication of the true talent of the player. So please try to find video of this player passing the ball and dribbling the ball and playing a variety of defenses ESPECIALLY zone. Thank you.

  2. Bluebloodtoo
    6:24 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

    Similar to “any PR is good PR”, being different than the “other guys” can also be an advantage regardless of the difference itself. Cal knows what he’s doing.

    • UK Big Bored Update
      6:31 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

      “Arouse in the Other Person an Eager Want”

      CAL Carnegie

    • catsarerunnin
      6:58 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

      “Son of a nutcracker”

      BUDDY the Elf

  3. uktribe
    6:47 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

    He looks like Daniel Orton

  4. SHCooper
    6:53 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

    UK fans are lil b*tches.

    • catsarerunnin
      6:55 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

      Well we try.

    • runningunnin.454
      7:31 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

      SHCooper may not believe this; but, it’s “National do a grouch a favor” day…
      So I’m not going to say anything about his comment.

    • chris43
      10:31 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

      Hmmm….we’re b*tches BUT you’re the one trolling on a UK forum……..😉

    • UK Big Board Update
      11:19 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink

      Shit Head Cooper, everyone.

  5. thenamerobdigity
    7:34 pm February 16, 2017 Permalink


  6. symphonist41169
    8:34 am February 17, 2017 Permalink

    Maybe Cal knows about some academic issues or other things we’re not aware of. Any number of things could keep Cal from offering immediately. I trust Cal.