As hard as it is to believe today, Zion Williamson played in relative anonymity. When he was a freshman in high school, Zion did play for a regional AAU team called the South Carolina Hornets (where he played with Ja Morant). After showing out for the Hornets and the exposure that produced, Zion starting to grab the attention of other AAU programs and colleges.
Zion ultimately ended up being recruited and joining the powerful SC Supreme AAU team on the prep circuit.
After joining that team Supreme, Zion’s visibility went from regional to national and along with his play with Spartanburg Day, starting making him the household name and the trajectory to future #1 NBA draft pick he is now.
In one of his more impressive performances, Zion took on the challenge of playing against the Game Elite, one of the top AAU squads. That team featured three highly ranked 2019 prospects in Ashton Hagans (#2), Christian Brown (#3) and Josh Nickelberry (#20) and six players ranked of the 100 top preps. Even though Williamson’s SC Supreme would lose 73-57 in front of his hometown Spartanburg, South Carolina, he ended up with 32 points and 13 rebounds.