NCAA Men's Basketball

Zion referenced in NCAA corruption trial

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NEW YORK (AP) The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent.

The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for June.

His name surfaced as video recordings of meetings with college coaches were played at the criminal trial of the aspiring agent, Christian Dawkins, and an amateur basketball coach, Merl Code, who are charged with paying bribes to assistant basketball coaches to help secure NBA-bound players as customers.

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1 Duke32-6
2 Virginia35-3
3 North Carolina29-7
4 Gonzaga33-4
5 Michigan State32-7
6 Tennessee31-6
7 Kentucky30-7
8 Michigan30-7
9 Texas Tech31-7
10 Florida State29-8
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1 Duke32-6
2 Kansas26-10
3 Virginia35-3
4 North Carolina29-7
5 Houston33-4
6 Michigan State32-7
7 Tennessee31-6
8 Gonzaga33-4
9 Kentucky30-7
10 Buffalo32-4
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