Five-star recruit Zion Williamson, the No. 2 player in the ESPN 100, has announced Saturday he will attend Duke.
Williamson would also provide a big boost to Roy Williams' class, which now includes small forward Nassir Little (No. 14 in ESPN100) and point guard and North Carolina native Coby White (No. 25 in ESPN100).
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound star prospect brings yet another blue chip prospect to the Blue Devils program. "Coach K (Mike Krzyzewski), he's just the most legendary coach that every coached college basketball".
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Williamson, 17, has 1.1 million Instagram followers.
The announcement was made live on ESPN2 in Williamson's high school gym, where the senior became a social-media superstar primarily due to his assortment of NBA-ready dunks. And on Saturday night, Williamson made it official and committed to Duke. "I feel like going to Duke, I can learn a lot from him during my time there". The Blue Devils have a potential all-conference player on their hands. Drake got a customized Williamson jersey at one point. Lee Sartor, Williamson's high school coach, has said that "Roy Williams told Zion that he was probably one of the best high school players he's seen since Michael Jordan", and other college hall of fame coaches were similarly effusive. This is insane.' I tell [people] my name, and they go, 'Oh my god, it's really you.' That part's fun.
Williamson is the Blue Devils' fourth commit from the 2018 class joining Westtown School (Chester, Penn.) shooting guard Cam Reddish, Apple Valley (Minn.) point guard Tre Jones and Montverde Academy (Fla.) guard R.J. Barrett. I don't believe you're in Italy right now.