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Mt. Zion Ripped

The new book on shoes and recruiting, Sole Influence, apparently
rips into Durham's Mt. Zion
. No great surprise there, and Dan Wetzel
even says he was "very conservative" in what he wrote. Certainly there
have been stories circulating, and you may have heard some of them, too. The
surprise to us is that Joel Hopkins, the Mt. Zion coach and a guy at the center
of a lot of controversy, says that Johnny Dawkins said Duke would recruit a Mt.
Zion player. Maybe, but he said Johnny said it and Johnny hasn't said yea
or nay. But even if Duke would consider recruiting at Mt. Zion, the odds of a
kid who goes there with academic or disciplinary problems going on to Duke are
pretty minimal, so the argument is basically moot.