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Notre Dame's Commits, Signees and Top Targets Predict the NBA Finals

May 31, 2018

We asked Notre Dame's commits, signees and top targets for their thoughts on the 2018 NBA Finals as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors for the fourth time in four years. 


2020 quarterback Drew Pyne‍: "Cavs In 7. Can’t go against The King." 

2018 receiver Kevin Austin Jr.‍: "Cavs. LeBron is a man playing with boys."

2018 receiver Lawrence Keys III‍: "Warriors because LeBron can’t beat everyone by himself."

2018 receiver Braden Lenzy‍: "Warriors. Too good of a team." 

2019 offensive lineman Quinn Carroll‍: "Cavs. LeBron is a legend."

2019 offensive lineman John Olmstead‍: "Cavs. LeBron is the GOAT." 

2018 offensive lineman Jarrett Patterson‍: "LeBron is my favorite player in the NBA so I’m riding with the Cavs. As long as the Cavs keep the turnovers down and play intense defense, they can pull it off. The key for them is either winning Game 1 or 2 so they don’t put themselves in a huge hole early." 

2018 defensive tackle Ja'mion Franklin‍: "Cavs. Lebron got it this go around."

2019 defensive tackle Jacob Lacey‍: "I’m a Cavs fan but because KD joined GS it’s a wrap! LBJ is the GOAT and it was a weak move by KD to join a team that beat you when they were up 3-1!! GS 4-1."

2019 defensive tackle Hunter Spears‍: "Warriors easily. When the Warriors are clicking they’re unstoppable. LeBron can’t play 5v1." 

2019 cornerback KJ Wallace‍: "I want the Cavs to win because I’m a LeBron fan but I think the warriors are gonna get it done." 

2019 safety Litchfield Ajavon‍: "Warriors in four! Best team in the game! No more needs to be said."

2019 safety Kyle Hamilton‍: "Cavs because LeBron is the GOAT." 

2019 punter Jay Bramblett‍: "Cavs!! It's Lebron." 


2021 quarterback Preston Stone‍: "Cavs. Lebron is the GOAT." 

2019 running back Kyren Williams‍: "CAVS!" 

2019 receiver David Bell‍: "Cavs" 

2019 receiver John Metchie‍: "Golden State!!! They are too deep!" 

2020 receiver Daniel Jackson‍: "Warriors because they have too much firepower!" 

2020 tight end Michael Mayer‍: "Warriors! KD is the man!" 

2020 offensive lineman Paris Johnson‍: "Cavs! I have to show respect to Cleveland and LeBron. He is a very dominant player, and the Cavs will win the finals."

2019 offensive lineman Walter Rouse‍: "I know it seems unlikely but I’m going with the CAVS." 

2020 offensive lineman Bryn Tucker‍: "Plain and simple. Cavs in 4." 

2019 defensive end Aeneas DiCosmo‍: "I’m a HUGE LeBron guy but I’d be naive to say that the Warriors aren’t going to win. They have too many options and I’m unsure if the Cavs players are going to step up. My heart wants Cleveland but I think Warriors win back to back chips."

2019 defensive end Colt Ellison‍: "Going for the Cavs but I don't know if it's possible." 

2020 defensive tackle Aidan Keanaaina‍: "I want the Cavs to win because I like to cheer for the underdogs. I want LeBron to seal the deal with how amazing he has been playing."

2020 defensive end Braiden McGregor‍: "I’m going to have to go with Cavs. The reason is because I don’t really like KD." 

2020 defensive end Rylie Mills‍: "I gotta say  the Warriors just because they have 4 All-Stars. But I’m excited to see what happens."

2019 defensive end David Ojabo‍: "Warriors because it’s the warriors... They are overpowering." 

2019 linebacker David Gbenda‍: "Warriors not because I’m a fan of theirs but LeBron has to carry his team." 

2019 linebacker: Spencer Lytle‍: "Warriors. Offensively they are unstoppable. Too many shooters to defend." 

2020 cornerback RJ Mickens‍: "Warriors."

2019 cornerback Woodi Washington‍: "Warriors." 

2020 safety Lejond Cavazos‍: "I take LeBron James." 

2020 safety Darius Snow‍: "I’m pulling for the Cavs. Since my pops played with them, I’ll always want them to win. If I were to say why’d they win, it’s because they have the greatest basketball player of all time. Simple." 


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