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5. South Carolina: The Gamecocks mustered little support from our panelists, but it was still enough to land in the No. 5 spot on this list (fellow finalists North Carolina and UCLA got zero mention). Williamson was in Columbia last weekend for the South Carolina Kentucky football game, spending some quality time with Coach Frank Martin and soaking up the love from the home state crowd. Williamson has said all of the right things about his interest in the Gamecocks, but they appear to have little chance here. If he stays home to play his college ball,
another program seems to be the most likely landing spot (more on that later).
There’s been a perception that the Blue Devils have prioritized Barrett a 6 7 shooting guard over Williamson, and they already have a commitment from five star small forward Cameron Reddish. Some analysts still see Duke as the leader for Barrett, and while all three of those players could probably co exist on the court it seems unlikely they’ll all play together. Duke will host Williamson for an official visit on Oct. 20, and no one has been hotter than Coach K on the recruiting trail in recent weeks.