The next big day in the college basketball recruiting world is Saturday. 6-6 Zion Williamson of Spartanburg Day is set to announce his college choice at his school with Clemson, USC, Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas his finalists. Williamson has never publicly stated a favorite during the process. There’s been a lot of buzz about Clemson for him in recent weeks but USC picked up some momentum after landing Louisville transfer Brian Bowen last week.
Even the mayor of Columbia, Steve Benjamin, got into the act by tweeting last week he’s ready to name January 20th “Zion Williamson Day” in Columbia.
Williamson played Saturday in Springfield, MA and afterwards told reporters he’s still working on the decision.
“I’m very excited for that day because it’s my mama’s birthday and it’s a big thank you to her for all the sacrifices she made for me,” Williamson said.
Asked if he’s feeling pressure to choose one of the in-state programs, Williamson responded, “I don’t feel pressure with that because I just can’t go to a school just because it’s local. I have to go to a school that’s best for me. If I don’t choose to go to an in-state school, their real supporters will support me wherever I go.”
Williamson said his goal this week in getting to his decision is to make absolutely sure he’s making the right one.
”When I select a school, I just want to make sure I don’t have any regrets on the decision. I just want to be completely sure that I want to go to that school and team.”
USC, Kentucky and North Carolina were in to see him last week.