The early basketball signing period ends Wednesday and no one outside the Zion Williamson inner circle knows what the 6-6 standout from Spartanburg Day plans to do. He opened his season Tuesday night scoring 45 points in a loss to Christ School in Arden, NC. Afterwards, reporters were barred by his stepfather from asking recruiting questions.
There’s speculation galore about what Williamson will do. Here are the facts as we know them:
- He took official visits to Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky and unofficial visits to USC and Clemson. He did not show up for recently planned unofficial visits to USC and Clemson, visits that were confirmed by his mother.
- North Carolina coach Roy Williams was in for a visit Tuesday according to the website InsideCarolina, and a source who was at Tuesday’s game said Kentucky is expected in for a visit Wednesday.
- Williamson has said he wants to make his college announcement with his family and friends at his school. The source was told Tuesday night he plans to tweet at least a week in advance when he will make that announcement.
Other basketball news:
USC coach and a couple of his assistants were in Arden Tuesday night, not only to watch Williamson but to seen a prime 2019 target in 6-11 Brandon Stone. Our source on site told us the word around the gym was that Stone was all but locked as a Gamecock commitment. Later that night Stone gave his update:
“I have a great relationship with them and I’m going to visit again soon. I have some visits coming up and then I think I’ll make a decision shortly after. I’m going to Ohio State and Purdue next week at some point. I may take an official (to USC) if I decide to go 2018.”
The USC women have two signees for the 2018 class and hope to close it out with one of the nation’s elite post players in 6-4 Olivia Nelson-Ododa of Winder, GA. She will announce her decision Wednesday at 1:00 PM with USC, Connecticut and Florida State her finalists.
DB Brendan Radley-Hiles of IMG Academy wrote in his diary for DieHards.com he will visit UCLA next weekend after seeing Clemson this weekend. He wrote that his mother and brother will join him at Clemson. He has been to Nebraska, Texas & Oklahoma.