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Zion Williamson Cancels UCLA Visit, No Longer Considering Bruins

ZION WILLIAMSON NAISMITH Zion Williamson | Photo | adidas

Zion Williamson — the top overall wing in the class of 2018 — has cancelled his official visit to UCLA for the coming weekend and is no longer considering the Bruins, a source told D1Vision on Monday. News was first reported by Adam Zagoria.

Williamson officially visited Kansas (Sep. 30) the weekend of Late Night at the Phog. He followed that up with an official to Kentucky for Big Blue Madness starting Oct. 13. Duke received his most recent official last weekend for Countdown to Craziness. Williamson was scheduled to visit Westwood starting October 27th. It is unclear if he will take any other official visits.

The five-star wings recruitment appears to be between Kansas and Kentucky. The Wildcats currently lead with 47% of the 247Sports CrystalBall predictions. Current 2018 Kentucky commit Immanuel Quickley and Williamson had talked about potentially teaming up. That talked dissipated over time, although the ultra-talented Quickley continues to recruit Williamson.

Williamson has decided to take a slightly altered path in his recruiting process.

“I said this before, but as far as lists and things like that I don’t see myself doing all that,” Williamson stated in his recent player blog. “Once I feel like I’ve found the college and it feels right for me and my family I’m just gonna announce it.”

Williamson recently had a conversation with Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski where the Hall of Famer laid out how he would utilize the high flying wing.

“So he started telling me his original plan for the class and how he’d already planned to get those two players and how everything is working according to his plan,” Williamson said. “He said that every year he changes his system with new players. He said he was gonna play me the way he played LeBron (James) in the Olympics in 2012 so I did my research!”

“Coach K gave him the chance to showcase that he was still the best player in the world,” Williamson continued. “I thought that was a real, genuine answer because Coach K is always 10 steps ahead.”

Playing with SC Supreme, Williamson led adidas Uprising in both points and rebounds at 27.1 and 11.3 per, respectively. He is the number 2 player nationally on the 247Sports industry-generated composite rankings. Adidas sponsored Kansas leads the CrystalBall for his services with 43% of the vote.

 

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