PAC-12 GETS TWO GREAT PLAYERS
By Jacob H. Pollon
Silver Waves Media
The Pac-12 was the beneficiary of two huge announcements this week.
Two of the best high school players in the country made their choices of where to play college basketball.
Sierra Canyon's Ziaire Williams chose Stanford and Mayfair's Josh Christopher chose Arizona St.
Williams teamed with Kentucky-bound B.J. Boston and TCU-bound Terren Frank to help the Trailblazers to their second consecutive Southern Section Open Division championship and third consecutive Open Div. So. Cal. regional championship before COVID-19 derailed the season one game short of the state championship game in Sacramento.
Williams made the game winning basket as the buzzer sounded on March 11th at Cal St. Northridge to give Sierra Canyon a wild 63-61 victory against Etiwanda. The Trailblazers trailed 60-48 with under three minutes remaining. A truly remarkable comeback against one of So. Cal.'s best defensive teams.
Christopher helped lead Mayfair to a solid season with top sophomore Dior Johnson (recently committed to Syracuse).
Christopher has a man;s body already and can score in a variety of ways.
Christopher is ready to make a splash right away in Tempe for coach Bobby Hurley.
Williams is the highest ranked Cardinal recruit since 2007 and one of their nest ever. A huge pickup for head coach Jerod Haase and asst. coach Adam Cohen.
Williams is long and lanky, can score inside and out. Williams is a projected 2021 lottery pick.