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Zion Williamson, No. 2 basketball player in 2018, to visit Western Kentucky

Zion Williamson (Photo: NBPA Top 100 Camp)

Zion Williamson (Photo: NBPA Top 100 Camp)

Five-star power forward Zion Williamson has offers from the elite programs around the nation after his recruitment took off in the summer, but an offer from Western Kentucky also has caught his eye.

While you might be inclined to discount Western Kentucky, Williamson has said that would be a mistake. And he’s proving it by visiting  campus for Hilltopper Hysteria on Friday night, according to Scout’s Evan Daniels.

The 6-6 Williamson from Spartanburg Day (South Carolina) is ranked as the No. 2 player in the Class of 2018 by

“I like them because they are trying to build up their program,” Williamson told Scout recently. “They’re trying to build a come up and I like what they are trying to do. I don’t push a school like that to the side.

“I wasn’t ranked one time and now that I am people are starting to show me publicity. I look at them as like they are almost the same as me. They’re trying to really build something, so I’m not pushing them to the side.”

New Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury is stepping up recruiting efforts and the Hilltoppers have two top 50 recruits in the Class of 2017 and a top-10 class with big man Mitchell Robinson, who is the No. 6 player according to Scout, and shooting guard Josh Anderson, the No. 50 player.

Williamson received a visit from Louisville coach Rick Pitino and assistant Mike Balado.