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5-star SF Ziaire Williams commits to Stanford

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The No. 1 small forward in the nation is a member of the Cardinal!!

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Ziaire Williams has officially committed to the Stanford Cardinal.

The 5-star small forward made it official with his decision on Easter Sunday, declaring his “1000% confident and committed” status on Twitter.

Williams is the nation’s No. 1 ranked small forward and consensus fifth-best player overall for the 2020 recruiting cycle. He stands 6’7 and 175 pounds, with plenty of room for strength and growth while at Stanford.

According to his 247Sports evaluation, he stands to be a high NBA draft lottery pick and has significant professional potential.

Significant physical upside with plenty of room to gain strength. Athletic wing with good size and decent length. Easily should be able to play both big three and small-ball four at college level. Smooth stroke with ability to hit threes off the catch and pull. More of a one- and two-dribble pull-up shooter than slasher, but has quick first step and good touch around basket. Has multi-positional defensive upside. Adding strength and improving ball skills/aggressiveness will take game to the next level. Easy high major talent with significant NBA upside.

He’s a member of the McDonald’s All-American Game and plays his high school ball at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth. Williams narrowed his list to a top seven and set a commitment date of Easter Sunday, April 12. True to his word, Williams’ commitment came at 1:30 p.m. local time, choosing the Cardinal over Arizona, North Carolina, USC, UCLA among others.

He becomes the highest-rated player on the Stanford recruiting class of 2020 that now includes four players including the No. 1 player in Nebraska and the No. 4 player in Nevada. Head coach Jerod Haase is building quite a class so far.

More to come on this developing story and future member of the Stanford basketball team but for now, bask in the glory of this incredible highlight tape he teased with his commitment date.

Go Card!