Is Duke about to lose another recruit in class of 2019?

 Posted by at 5:33 PM on September 16, 2018  Comments Off on Is Duke about to lose another recruit in class of 2019?
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Earlier this month, five-star guard Bryan Antoine — long considered to be leaning toward Duke in his recruitment — committed to Villanova instead.

Could the Blue Devils be on the verge of losing another expected commitment?

Five-star guard Josiah James told 247Sports on Sunday that he will announce his college decision Wednesday. The final three schools in James’ recruitment are Clemson, Duke and Tennessee, and — while Duke has been considered the favorite for James for the past few months — pro-Clemson Crystal Ball predictions started rolling in Sunday.

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ESPN analyst predicts Zion Williamson to Gamecocks

 Posted by at 10:32 AM on January 16, 2018  Comments Off on ESPN analyst predicts Zion Williamson to Gamecocks
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Pretty much every recruiting analyst in the country is predicting that five-star basketball prospect Zion Williamson will commit to Clemson when he makes his college announcement Saturday.

ESPN national recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi had a different pick Monday, predicting during the network’s coverage of the Hoophall Classic that Williamson would choose South Carolina.

“I think it’s a closer race between Clemson and South Carolina than most people think,” Biancardi said. “It’s going to be one of those two schools. I’m picking South Carolina. I’m going for the upset.”

Williamson — a 6-foot-6 forward from Spartanburg, S.C. — is the No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings for the class of 2018 and the only remaining uncommitted player in that group with a Kentucky scholarship offer.

His finalists are UK, Clemson, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Crystal Ball check: More Clemson for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 11:44 AM on January 14, 2018  Comments Off on Crystal Ball check: More Clemson for Zion Williamson
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With less than a week until Zion Williamson announces his college decision, another Crystal Ball pick is in for Clemson.

Kevin Flaherty, a national college basketball writer for 247Sports, logged a prediction in favor of the Tigers on Williamson’s Crystal Ball page Saturday night. Clemson now has 18 of 22 picks in their favor, and none of the other schools on Williamson’s list has more than one prediction.

Williamson will announce his college choice Jan. 20 at his high school in Spartanburg, S.C. He is the the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2018 class and the only uncommitted high school senior with a scholarship offer from Kentucky.

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Zion Williamson says UK has met with him recently

 Posted by at 11:15 PM on January 13, 2018  Comments Off on Zion Williamson says UK has met with him recently
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Five-star basketball prospect Zion Williamson scored 36 points at the Hoophall Classic in Massachusetts on Saturday night, then briefly discussed his recruitment with reporters at the event.

Williamson said his Jan. 20 announcement date is also his mother’s birthday, and he mentioned Clemson, South Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina as the six schools still in the mix. He took recruiting visits to all six of those schools during the fall.

The 6-foot-6 forward from Spartanburg, S.C., also said that coaches from UK, UNC and South Carolina have been by to see him in the past week or so. Clemson has emerged in recent weeks as the team to beat in Williamson’s recruitment.

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Zion Williamson plays in ESPN game Saturday night

 Posted by at 12:07 PM on January 13, 2018  Comments Off on Zion Williamson plays in ESPN game Saturday night
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A reminder that top UK basketball target Zion Williamson will lead Spartanburg (S.C.) Day against Chino Hills (Calif.) at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday night in a game that will air live at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

Williamson — the No. 3 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings — took visits to six schools in the fall: Kentucky, Clemson, Duke, Kansas, North Carolina and South Carolina. Clemson has emerged as a major favorite in his recruitment in recent weeks — passing previous favorite UK — and Williamson is scheduled to announce his college decision Jan. 20.

ESPN’s Jeff Borzello interviewed Williamson on Friday, and the 6-foot-6 forward said that he had narrowed his list to three or four schools, though he didn’t specify which schools those were. He did say Clemson and South Carolina are on that list.

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Crystal Ball: Clemson gets picks for Zion Williamson

 Posted by at 10:24 AM on November 15, 2017  Comments Off on Crystal Ball: Clemson gets picks for Zion Williamson
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Update: Zion Williamson will not sign during the early period.

Clemson has been talked about as a school to watch in Zion Williamson’s recruitment for weeks, and the Tigers are finally getting some momentum on the top prospect’s 247Sports Crystal Ball page.

Several pro-Clemson predictions have been logged on Williamson’s page this week, including a big one from national recruiting insider Andrew Slater on Wednesday. Slater is the top-ranked recruiting analyst in the Crystal Ball standings for the class of 2018. He also covered Williamson’s season opener in South Carolina on Tuesday night.

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