Zion Williamson commits to Duke University

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Five-star basketball prospect Zion Williamson cited a "brotherhood" and family in picking Duke over Clemson and a host of presumed finalists during a televised ceremony at his school Saturday night.

A 6-foot-6 internet sensation from Spartanburg, S.C., Williamson has narrowed his list of schools to five - Clemson, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina and SC. He was also heavily recruited by Kentucky, North Carolina, and Kansas.

Williamson is among the most celebrated high school stars in recent years, with mixtapes of his thunderous dunks and jaw-dropping blocks circulating on social media.

Ranked as the third best high school prospect nationally by Rivals.com, ESPN has him second in their rankings.

Zion Williamson was not coming to Duke-that much was clear, at least from the opinions of nearly every college basketball insider for the last few weeks.

SC also had a shot to land Williamson after an unexpected Final Four run past year.

It's official: Zion Williamson has made his pick to play college ball.

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Williamson was featured in a longform piece in Sports Illustrated.

He was also featured on the cover of SLAM magazine in June 2017 and has more than 1 million followers on Instagram.

Williamson is far from a flawless basketball player, however.

The Boston Celtics point guard spent one season at Duke before leaving for the 2011 National Basketball Association draft, where he became the No. 1 overall pick.

It is no longer Krzyzewski vs. Calipari for most of the nation's top prospects-in the twilight of his career, there's Krzyzewski and then there's everybody else after possibly the most stunning heist of his 38 years with the Blue Devils.

Lee Anderson, who is Williamson's stepfather, put words to the idea the Tigers faltered down the stretch of the forward's commitment process.