Columbia, SC mayor declares January 20 “Zion Williamson Day”

Jack Pilgrimover 3 years


Aritcle written by:Jack PilgrimJack Pilgrim
We knew five-star prospect Zion Williamson was a superstar, and today, Columbia, SC mayor Steve Benjamin took that stardom to a whole new level. This afternoon, Benjamin announced on Twitter that he would be officially naming January 20, 2018 "Zion Williamson Day" in Columbia to celebrate the high school phenom's college commitment. Benjamin, a University of South Carolina graduate, added a #GoCocks tag to the end of his tweet with a 'fingers crossed' emoji to follow. According to Adam Zagoria, South Carolina feels the addition of Brian Bowen increases their chances with the star forward. That being said, Clemson and Kentucky remain the rumored favorites. In fact, ESPN's Jeff Borzello says Williamson is down to "three or four schools," with two of those options being Clemson and USC. On SportsCenter tonight, Williamson said former Louisville forward Brian Bowen recently reached out to him about becoming a Gamecock. Though Clemson has been receiving the most buzz recently, Williamson told reporters his recruitment is still ‘wide open’ and he has no idea how people came up with the supposed 'final six' schools on his list. When it comes to recruiting with high-profile teenagers, no one truly knows where their minds are. There are endless whispers, sources, and rumors, but decisions go back and forth by the hour. With a week remaining until he officially announces, who knows how this recruitment ends. No matter where he ends up, it's pretty cool to see Williamson's hometown celebrate his success on a platform this big. He's one of the biggest YouTube phenoms we've seen in recent memory, and now he has his own day to show for it.

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