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Five-star 2020 forward Ziaire Williams trims list to seven, cuts Creighton

The Bluejays had Williams on their radar early, but they’ll be out of the picture now.

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Consensus five-star and top 10 nationally-ranked Class of 2020 prospect Ziaire Williams (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Sierra Canyon) has announced the seven schools he will be focusing on moving forward.

Unfortunately for the Creighton Bluejays, one of the teams that offered Williams, they are not being considered by the 6-foot-7 forward.

Williams’ final list is predominantly filled with west coast schools, with USC, UCLA, Oregon, Stanford in the mix. Arizona is also in the picture, but it appears that Williams will only make the big move east of the Grand Canyon for the likes of Duke or North Carolina.

Creighton initially offered Williams just before his sophomore season back in November 2017. He was a standout player at Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks (Calif.), enjoying his best season as a junior. Williams averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists.

On the AAU circuit, as a member of the Oakland Soldiers, he continued his strong play in the Nike EYBL, averaging over 21 points through 14 games.

This summer, he announced that he will be transferring to Sierra Canyon (Calif.), where the Trailblazers are amassing quite the high school team. Williams will be teaming up with Kentucky commit Brandon Boston Jr., four-star 2021 prospect Terren Frank, Zaire Wade—Dwyane Wade’s son—and LeBron James Jr. About a month-and-a-half later, Williams was a member of the U-19 Team USA squad that won the gold medal over Mali in the FIBA World Championships.