Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By SEAN BOCK
While Zion Williamson is known for his crazy highlight tapes on Youtube, there are college coaches all over the 6-foot-8 phenom from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
The No. 2 player in the 2018 Class according to Rivals, Williamson can attend just about any school he wants, and it shows on the court why he is the most popular recruit since LeBron James.
“I’m just looking at every opportunity,” Williamson told Sporting News, “because you only get one chance to pick a school.”
Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, and the in-state school South Carolina all seem to be realistic suitors for Williamson as he wraps up his AAU career and heads into his final prep season.
As for the Gamecocks, Coach Frank Martin seems to have the most compelling pitch.
“He told me there’s only one chance to play in South Carolina for basketball … because there’s no NBA team.”
In an era of “super teams,” Williamson isn’t shy to express his remarks of teaming up with one of the top point guards in the class in Immanuel Quickley who is expected to land at Kentucky.
“I just love the way he plays point guard,” Williamson told Sporting News. “That’s the type of point guard I want to play with.”
If you’re looking for more insane plays from Williamson, check out his top five plays from the first day of the Adidas Gauntlet Finale here.