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Notre Dame Recruits Predict the NBA Finals

May 29, 2017
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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are set to battle for a third straight season in the NBA Finals. We asked recruits from all across the country to see how they felt about the mega-matchup.

Notre Dame Commits

PA QB Phil Jurkovec: "Cavs because of LeBron."

IN RB Markese Stepp: "Cavs simply because they have the greatest player ever on the team."

IL WR Micah Jones
: "Cavs all the way! You just can’t stop LeBron and Kyrie."

OR WR Braden Lenzy: "Cavs. Being soft doesn’t work against the Cavs. The Warriors are fake tough."

TN OL Cole Mabry: "Cavs. LeBron."

NJ DE Justin Ademilola
: "Cavs."

PA LB Bo Bauer: "Cavs. They are better." 

Notre Dame Prospects

AZ QB Spencer Rattler: "Cavs fa sho! LeBron is too good. Kyrie is an automatic bucket."

RB Lyn-J Dixon: "Warriors."

FL WR Kevin Austin Jr.: "Cavs because of their talent on the team."

TX WR Tommy Bush: "Warriors. KD is hungry and I just don’t think Cleveland will have an answer for KD, Klay, and Steph!"

WR Chase Cota: "Cavs. They have the best player on the floor!"

FL WR Anthony Schwartz: "Cavs because of LeBron."

WR Amon-Ra St. Brown: "I got the Warriors in 5. They are too good defensively and I think they have too many shooters/weapons on offense."

TX TE Mustapha Muhammad: "Cavs. LeBron is the G.O.A.T."

GA TE Tommy Tremble: "I got the Cavs because when you have Kyrie and the G.O.A.T, it’s hard to beat."

MD DT Thomas Booker: "Cavs! LeBron James is chasing his legacy now. Plus, the entire team is healthy and looking to upset the Warriors."

OH DE Tyreke Smith:
"Cavs! LeBron is the G.O.A.T. and he’s going to do what he needs to do to win!"

MD DT Ja’mion Franklin: "Cavs. I’m a LeBron fan. He’s the G.O.A.T. and elevates everyone’s level of play around him."

KY DT Jacob Lacey: "Cavs for sure! I’ve been to their games a lot and there is something about Cleveland that feels like the Cavs are against the world. It’s awesome, so definitely the Cavs. KD went to the Warriors and I lost respect for the man!"

TX LB Nana Osafo-Mensah: "It’s gotta be the Cavs. LeBron is a dog and nobody is going to be able to stop him now."

FL DB Houston Griffith: "Cavs. You can’t go wrong with LeBron when he’s killing it."

DB D'Angelo Mckenzie: "Cavs. Warriors have an All-Star team and the Cavs are like the underdogs."

AL CB Starling Thomas: "I’m going to go with the Cavs."

FL CB Joe Wilkins Jr.:
"Cavs because of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving." 

TN S Jashon Watkins: "Cavs. Nobody can guard King James."

VA S Litchfield Ajavon: "Warriors all day. We are looking for revenge from the last finals. Steph and KD are going to light it up all day long."
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