To most everyone’s surprise, elite prospect Zion Williamson out of Spartanburg, S.C. turned down Clemson, South Carolina and Kentucky on Saturday, pledging to play his college basketball at Duke.
That gives Duke the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 rated recruits in the Class of 2018 in R.J. Barrett, Williamson and Cameron Reddish. It has also prompted questions about where UK’s recruiting is headed.
I talked abut those topics and more with Herald-Leader recruiting writer Ben Roberts. We discuss Zion, possible UK targets, John Calipari’s Monday comments which appeared to take a shot at Duke, the NCAA convention, Tyler Herro and the current play of this year’s team.
Here are some of the links to the stories we talked about:
Mississippi State at Kentucky
When: Tuesday, 9 p.m.
Where: Rupp Arena in Lexington
TV: ESPN with Joe Tessitore, Sean Farnham and Laura Rutledge
Radio: UK Network with Tom Leach and Mike Pratt