Zion Williamson Shuts Down Chick-fil-A Classic


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COLUMBIA, S.C. — All eyes were on Zion Williamson the moment he stepped onto the Richland Northeast High School main gym floor Thursday night. This is who the packed house came to see. The Spartanburg Day (SC) junior was the reason hundreds, maybe thousands, were turned away from entry, because the gym was already at capacity.

The hottest ticket in town was for the Chick-fil-A Classic. Anyone who could get in wanted to see what the nation’s No. 2 prospect for 2018 was about to do next after he dazzled his way to 53 points on 25-for-28 shooting and 16 rebounds on Tuesday.

It wasn’t quite the same result, but Williamson had 19 points and 15 rebounds. And although Spartanburg Day (SC) lost 57-54 to in-state rival Keenan, Williamson still put on a show and solidified why he is the most exciting player in high school basketball this season.