A couple of weeks ago, Duke star Zion Williamson’s shoe blew out in one of the biggest college basketball games of the past few years.
The likely No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft injured his knee on the play and hasn’t returned to the court since.
On Sunday, Bernard Muir — the chair of the Division I Basketball Committee — said the selection committee will look at how healthy Williamson appears in the ACC Tournament next week before seeding Duke:
Bernard Muir, the chair of the Div 1 basketball committee, just said on CBS the committee will have to evaluate how healthy Zion Williamson looks in the ACC tourney to properly seed Duke. That seems fraught with controversy.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 10, 2019
There’s another team in the mix for a No. 1 seed that is dealing with an injury to a key player — Kentucky. Reid Travis hasn’t played since injuring his knee against Mizzou a couple of weeks ago.
No, Travis isn’t quite as impactful as Williamson, but he’s a huge part of what the Wildcats do on both ends of the court. So, if he doesn’t look healthy in the SEC Tournament, will Kentucky be knocked down to a No. 2 seed or a No. 3 seed? We’ll find out next Sunday.