In the class of 2018 there might not be a more productive player than explosive forward Zion Williamson. Williamson’s combination of toughness, athleticism, and high motor has made him a priority recruit, and recently he made a trio of unofficial visits.
While Williamson was tremendous in the spring, it was his performance at the NBPA Top 100 Camp in June that really propelled him to a spot in the top five of the 2018 rankings.
About the experience, Williamson said, “The last few months have probably been the greatest experience of my life basketball wise. Being the MVP at the NBPA Top 100, I learned so much on and off the court. I’ve never had more fun playing basketball.”
Currently Williamson has offers from the likes of Clemson, South Carolina, NC State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Arizona, Mississippi State, Miami, and others.
Recently Williamson made a trio of unofficial visits to NC State, North Carolina, and Clemson.
About the trip to NC State, Williamson said, “I liked the trip. They just told me I would be the man if I went there, and that I could be the guy who brings other talented players with me to campus.”
Roy Williamson tracked Williamson on Saturday at the Under Armour Finale, and Williamson says one thing that stood out about his North Carolina visit was how the Tar Heels didn’t rush into anything.
“I liked that they didn’t offer me,” said Williamson. “They could have just offered me like everybody else, but Coach Roy Williams was saying he wanted to build a relationship with me first.”
He continued about the UNC visit, “The campus was good. Honestly it was amazing to just walk around and see everything.”
Clemson is a school that Williamson is extremely familiar with, and he also enjoyed that trip.
“I like that it is in-state and only about 40 minutes from my house,” said Williamson. “I have a good relationship with Coach (Brad) Brownell and Coach (Steve) Smith.”
Look for this to be an extended process where Williamson takes many more visits and does a lot of research into the schools recruiting him.