John Calipari will meet with Zion Williamson today in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and this morning, Rivals’ Corey Evans is reporting that the five-star forward has already scheduled his official visit to Kentucky.
Per Evans, the YouTube dunking sensation will come to Lexington the weekend of September 22, which is not Big Blue Madness, but is the weekend John Wall will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, an interesting and timely choice. A few weeks back, Wall called Williamson “one of the most athletic players I’ve ever seen” and gave him some advice, one high school mixtape star to another.
“I would tell him just to work on different things,” Wall said on an episode of his Ball is Life ‘No Offseason’ documentary. “The game is so easy and boring at times for him, you can tell. Work on things you’re going to need for the next level. That’s kind of how I played in high school. When the game got serious, I played the way I knew how to play to get what I wanted to get done. But other than that, I was just trying stuff and trying to improve my game.”
Yesterday, Williamson told USA Today High School Sports’ Jason Jordan that he’s taking Wall’s advice to heart.
“Coming from a guy like John (Wall), that’s just a great honor,” said Williamson. “People think that because I get a lot of attention that I don’t get fazed by things like that, but I do. I’m still a fan of guys like John so that was exciting for me.”
Hopefully Wall can give him some more advice during his visit…like what school to go to.
|Forward||6-7 | 230 lbs.||Spartanburg, SC||Spartanburg/SC Supreme|
|ESPN: 2 | 1 PF||Top 247: 1 | 1 PF||Rivals: 2||Scout: 3 | 2 SF|