Duke Commit Zion Williamson Won't Play in Nike Hoops Summit Due to Hand Injury

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2018

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 28:  Zion Williamson #12 of Spartanburg Day School attacks the basket against Jordan Brown #21 of Prolific Prep during the 2018 McDonald's All American Game at Philips Arena on March 28, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Duke commit Zion Williamson will be held out of Friday night's Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon, as he continues to nurse a hand injury, according to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears.  

Williamson initially suffered the injury in the second half of the McDonald's All-American Game on March 28 when he attempted to break a fall with his right hand. 

The 17-year-old also missed out on the Jordan Brand Classic last Sunday because of the injury to his right (non-shooting) thumb. 

A 5-star recruit, according to 247Sports.com, Williamson finished his high school career as the No. 1-ranked power forward in the country and third-ranked player overall. 

The only two players ranked higher than him were R.J. Barrett and Cameron Reddish, and they'll both be joining Williamson at Duke in the fall. 

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