Zion Williamson picks Duke over UNC, others

Zion Williamson picks Duke over UNC, others

The wait for highly touted high school recruit Zion Williamson is officially over and he will be joining the Duke Blue Devils for the 2018 season.

The number 2 player on ESPN's top 100 was recently chosen for the McDonald's All-American team along with fellow Duke committed ballers and number 1 and number 3 players on the ESPN top 100 R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish. UNC Head coach Roy Williams has said the 6-8 forward is one of the best high school stars he's seen since Michael Jordan.

It'll be a hard transition for him as he figures out how to move from an overpowering big man out towards the wing, but the Blue Devils will certainly prioritize him. Including in these three are the only two players to be ranked higher than Williamson in the 247Sports rankings. USC feels, with Williamson on board, it could make the case for having one of the best front lines in the country.

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What does his commitment mean for Duke?

But that means for one year, he will be generating headlines with his first practice, first game, first bucket and his first dunk that goes viral. His finalists were thought to be Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, Clemson and SC, so one way or the other he was going to disappoint a lot of blueblood programs.

It is no longer Krzyzewski vs. Calipari for most of the nation's top prospects-in the twilight of his career, there's Krzyzewski and then there's everybody else after possibly the most stunning heist of his 38 years with the Blue Devils. In addition to being one of the most talented high school seniors, Williamson's athleticism has drawn googly-eyes from the general public and the National Basketball Association scouts.

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