247Sports analyst changes pick on Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:07 AM on August 8, 2017
Aug 082017
 

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247Sports recruiting insider Andrew Slater changed his prediction for top basketball prospect Zion Williamson from Kentucky to Kansas on Tuesday.

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2018 class, and he’s one of UK’s top recruiting targets for next year.

His 247Sports Crystal Ball page tilted in favor of UK earlier this year, and talk last month that Williamson and five-star point guard Immanuel Quickley — considered a major UK lean — wanted to play college ball together strengthened those opinions.

Williamson has since teamed up with another highly touted 2018 guard on the AAU circuit — Devon Dotson, considered a Kansas lean — and the Jayhawks on Monday night extended a scholarship offer to Williamson’s close friend and AAU teammate Dontarius James‏.

Before the Kansas offer, James’ top offers included UMass and College of Charleston.

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