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Duke competing with ACC rivals for 2018 star

With work still to be done to put together the 2017 recruiting class, Duke’s staff is making progress in attracting top players from the 2018 class as well.

Zion Williamson, a 6-7 power forward from Spartanburg, S.C., is considered among the top five players in the class. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and all three assistant coaches — Jeff Capel, Jon Scheyer and Nate James — watched Williamson practice at Spartanburg Day School last month.

“(Krzyzewski) told me I can play the one through four positions,” Williamson told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. “He said I can help Duke basketball. He told me about academics and how Duke is second to none and that they want me to come there.”

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