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.