Zion Williamson is a consensus top five recruit in the country and the No. 2 player in the class of 2018 according to ESPN. The 6’7″, 230-pound Williamson is built like a linebacker and even plays like it sometimes when he exhibits his true strength on drives and dunks. However, he’s hoping to pair up with a more finesse player at point guard next year as he told Scout.
“I want to play with Immanuel Quickley when I go to college. I love the tenacity he plays with and I love the way he plays point guard,” he said.
The 6’3″ Quickley is ranked as the No. 14 overall player and a five-star recruit by ESPN as well. While it isn’t uncommon for top tier recruits to team up, they usually don’t outright say which guys they would play with and they don’t come in package deals. The point guard has said that Kentucky is his favorite school right now and Williamson said he would definitely consider the Wildcats should Quickley end up committing there.
“If he goes to Kentucky then I’m going to look at Kentucky really hard,” he said. He was offered by the program back in March and the coaching staff has been on him since the early July evaluation period. Quickley seems to want it as well though as evidenced by this tweet:
Time will tell if this actually happens as different teams will have different needs for the class of 2018 by the time this season ends and that could split the two stars.
[h/t The Spun]