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Immanuel Quickley gives one final pitch to Zion Williamson: “We can get this championship.”

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The top uncommitted prospect in the nation makes his final decision on Saturday night, and Kentucky is reportedly neck and neck with Clemson for his services.

In an interview with USA Today’s Jason Jordan, Kentucky signee Immanuel Quickley gave one final word of advice to five-star forward Zion Williamson before his announcement.

“I know you want to go to the NBA, so come to UK,” said Quickley. We will be throwing lobs off the backboard, you feel me? Getting dunks, alley-oops, all that.”

His closing pitch? “Come to Kentucky so we can get this championship.”

Several other talented prospects gave final pitches for their respective teams, including representatives for North Carolina, Clemson, South Carolina, and Duke.

Clemson signee John Newman played the “be the man” card with Williamson, saying “If you go to one of the other big blue (bloods) you’re just going to be another hooper.”

Columbia, S.C., Mayor Steve Benjamin pitched the love he’ll receive from the local community at South Carolina, saying he’ll be appreciated both athletically and academically.

Duke signee Tre Jones said he could come play for the “best coach in history” by becoming a Blue Devil.

North Carolina’s Coby White said Williamson could “join a winner” by heading to Chapel Hill.

I may be biased, but catching lobs, winning a national championship, and going to the NBA sounds like the best pitch by a mile.

Come on down, Zion.

You can read Jordan’s article and check out the video interview with each pitch here.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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13 Comments for Immanuel Quickley gives one final pitch to Zion Williamson: “We can get this championship.”



  1. UKinIN
    9:23 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

    Not to pick a nit, but it should be a violation for the mayor of Columbia to contact Williamson unless they had a relationship before Williamson became a high school recruit.



    • BBNDan7
      9:30 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

      He’s not affiliated with the school so how in the world should that be a violation?



    • stratblend
      9:33 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

      He’s an alumn.



  2. Ben27
    9:29 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

    Kentucky is the best Choice. Their players are successful in the NBA because they can play together with equal ability, the same they will experience in the NBA. This gives them a head start when they start their professional career. Who has the most players and the most successful players in the NBA? The answer is KY. Why would a top player go anywhere else?



  3. RealCatsFan
    9:36 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

    I figured the UNCheat commit would be pitching all those absentee classes at him.



    • 4everUKblue
      7:51 am January 18, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah why not attend a school attendance to the fake classes is not required.



  4. RealCatsFan
    9:38 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

    Neck and neck with Clemson? Last I heard people were saying they are a virtual lock for Zion. Did something change?



  5. wyatts1
    9:57 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

    I would love to get him for sure, he’s also another BEAST!!! However if we don’t get him we will still be in great shape. Idk if JV is gonna go pro after this season (I would guess yes) but if he didn’t for whatever reason then could you imagine having Vanderbilt on one wing while Zion was on the other wing, with the guards that we have and that’s coming. WOW, now that would be something to see.



    • wyatts1
      9:58 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

      If we did end up getting Zion ⬆️⬆️



  6. mikeintn
    11:38 pm January 17, 2018 Permalink

    Come on down Zion, it will be the best for you in the long run, be part of something that will last, a NC and part of BBN forever.



  7. Kevin C
    12:09 am January 18, 2018 Permalink

    “North Carolina’s Coby White said Williamson could “join a winner” by heading to Chapel Hill”

    I’m sure he also told him “…plus, you already know we can get away with not going to class”.



  8. ofallthethings
    1:43 pm January 18, 2018 Permalink

    I hate it so much, but we ain’t getting him.



  9. notFromhere
    7:18 pm January 18, 2018 Permalink

    No idea what he’ll do, but im not gonna get all depressed about it before he announces (or after if he chooses some other school). Hope he comes here