Zion Williamson makes it to South Carolina for visit

 Posted by at 11:18 AM on September 17, 2017  Comments Off on Zion Williamson makes it to South Carolina for visit
Sep 172017
 

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Five-star basketball recruit Zion Williamson made it to Columbia on Saturday night for the South Carolina-Kentucky football game, two days after he had an in-home meeting with Gamecocks Coach Frank Martin.

Williamson — the No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2018 — met with Martin on the field before the game, which featured two schools still on his recruiting list. Williamson has also had recent visits — either in-home or on-campus — with Kansas, Duke, North Carolina, UCLA and Clemson.

UK’s John Calipari met with Williamson last week and is expected to host the Spartanburg, S.C., native for an official visit to Lexington this coming weekend. It would be the first official visit of Williamson’s recruitment, which also includes scheduled official visits to Duke, Kansas and UCLA later this fall.

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Zion Williamson’s official visit schedule almost full

 Posted by at 9:57 AM on September 13, 2017  Comments Off on Zion Williamson’s official visit schedule almost full
Sep 132017
 

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With Rivals.com analyst Corey Evans’ report late Tuesday night that Zion Williamson has scheduled official visits for Kentucky and Kansas, the electric five-star recruit from the 2018 class is nearly set in his fall plans.

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — is now slated to take official visits to Kentucky (Sept. 22), Kansas (Sept. 30), Duke (Oct. 22) and UCLA (Oct. 27).

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UK set to meet with Zion Williamson on Wednesday

 Posted by at 3:34 PM on September 12, 2017  Comments Off on UK set to meet with Zion Williamson on Wednesday
Sep 122017
 

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Kentucky coaches are now scheduled to have an in-home visit with five-star basketball recruit Zion Williamson on Wednesday, the Herald-Leader has learned.

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — was originally supposed to host John Calipari for a visit Monday, but that meeting had to be rescheduled due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. Calipari met with Keldon Johnson on Monday, visited Simi Shittu on Tuesday and will now see Williamson on Wednesday.

247Sports ranks Williamson as the No. 1 overall player in the class of 2018.

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Zion Williamson schedules two official visits

 Posted by at 12:18 PM on September 11, 2017  Comments Off on Zion Williamson schedules two official visits
Sep 112017
 

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Zion Williamson — the No. 1 overall recruit in the 247Sports rankings for the class of 2018 — has scheduled two official visits.

Williamson wrote in his USA Today blog Monday that he will visit Duke on the weekend of Oct. 20 and UCLA the weekend of Oct. 27. The 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C. is expected to use one of his other three official visits on a trip to UK, and the date of Big Blue Madness (Oct. 13) remains open on his calendar.

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Possible ‘package deal’ recruit visits with Williamson

 Posted by at 9:45 AM on September 11, 2017  Comments Off on Possible ‘package deal’ recruit visits with Williamson
Sep 112017
 

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Before getting started with his in-home recruiting visits Monday, five-star basketball prospect Zion Williamson took in the high-profile Clemson-Auburn football game at Clemson, one of the schools on his list, Saturday night.

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 small forward from nearby Spartanburg, S.C. — was joined on that trip by a last-minute visitor: highly touted point guard recruit Devon Dotson, who was originally supposed to visit Florida over the weekend. Dotson’s trip to Gainesville was called off due to Hurricane Irma.

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John Wall offers advice for UK target Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 12:08 PM on August 29, 2017  Comments Off on John Wall offers advice for UK target Zion Williamson
Aug 292017
 

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The latest episode of Ball is Life’s “No Offseason” documentary chronicling former UK star John Wall’s summer was posted to YouTube this week, and it includes some advice from the NBA star to one of Kentucky’s top recruiting targets.

Wall, who was the Wildcats’ top recruit in John Calipari’s 2009 class, is asked what he thinks about Zion Williamson, the No. 1 player in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports.

“He’s one of the top two, three most athletic players I’ve ever seen in high school basketball, period,” Wall says, before adding, “Or in life, period.”

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Crystal Ball: Kansas takes lead for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:36 AM on August 18, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: Kansas takes lead for Zion Williamson
Aug 182017
 

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Following a flurry of picks in favor of Kansas, the Jayhawks have taken the lead over Kentucky on the 247Sports Crystal Ball page of Zion Williamson, one of the top prospects in high school basketball.

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 small forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — is one of UK’s top recruiting targets, and 247Sports ranks him as the No. 1 overall player in the 2018 class. He’s No. 2 overall in the 247Sports composite rankings, behind fellow UK target R.J. Barrett.

There’s been considerable buzz in favor of the Jayhawks in recent weeks, and 247Sports national recruiting insider Andrew Slater switched his prediction to Kansas last week. A few more pro-KU picks moved the Jayhawks ahead of Kentucky on Thursday night.

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247Sports analyst changes pick on Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:07 AM on August 8, 2017  Comments Off on 247Sports analyst changes pick on Zion Williamson
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.

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National analyst picking Kentucky for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:41 AM on March 31, 2017  Comments Off on National analyst picking Kentucky for Zion Williamson
Mar 312017
 

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Five-star basketball recruit Zion Williamson picked up a scholarship offer from Kentucky earlier this week, and that’s resulted in a major change on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

National analyst Jerry Meyer has logged a pro-UK prediction for Williamson, the No. 1 player in the 247Sports rankings for the 2018 class, and arguably the most exciting prospect in high school basketball.

Williamson — a 6-foot-7 guard/forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — averaged 36.8 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.5 blocked shots per game this season, scoring 51 points in a winning effort in the state title game.

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Possible favorites for Kentucky target Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:55 AM on March 3, 2017  Comments Off on Possible favorites for Kentucky target Zion Williamson
Mar 032017
 

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Class of 2018 basketball phenom Zion Williamson made an appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter on Thursday, and talked a little about his game and his recruitment.

Williamson — a 6-foot-7 forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — is considered the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2018 class, and he’s become a national phenomenon this season due to his highlight-reel dunks, many of which have been featured on SportsCenter.

ESPN anchor Steve Levy asked Williamson if he has a favorite college team.

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