High school basketball star Zion Williamson commits to Duke

High school basketball star Zion Williamson commits to Duke

Williamson plays at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, S.C., where he is averaging 37 points per game and 16 rebounds. He's perhaps the most famous dunker of his generation and has turned into a legitimate viral sensation. He has been on ESPN as often as some sports anchors and has 1.1 million followers on Instagram.

Zion Williamson ended his recruitment and committed to Duke during a ceremony in his high school on Saturday night.

All those widely-noticed videos of the player known as "Mt. Zion" accounted for much of Williamson's fame.

The No. 1 power forward in the nation will join R.J. Barrett (6-7, 200), the No. 1 player in the nation; Cam Reddish (6-7, 211), the No. 2 player, and Tre Jones (6-2, 175), the No. 8 player in the nation. Williamson is listed at 6-foot-6, 275 pounds, and he has just ridiculous hops. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.

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Williamson is far from a ideal basketball player, however. He is not in great shape at the moment, owing in part to a bruised foot that forced him to miss the first two months of his high school senior season (he has returned now).

Williamson, who hails hails from Spartanburg, South Carolina, also had in-state schools South Carolina and Clemson among his top choices. Will that perimeter jumper allow Williamson to play on the wing?

Williamson's stepfather, Lee Anderson, is a former Clemson point guard who along with Sampson has closely guided Williamson's career. The Tigers were seen as the favorite to land the in-state recruit.

"I want to thank all of the coaches who saw something in me", Williamson said.

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