Duke recruit Williamson injured in All American Game

UNC commitment Nassir Little named game's MVP

McDonalds All-American East forward Zion Williamson, who is committed to Duke, goes down with an injury against the West in the second half of the McDonalds High School All American Game at Philips Arena. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Zion Williamson, a Duke recruit regarded as one of the top high school basketball players in the nation, injured his right thumb Wednesday in the McDonald’s All American Game in Atlanta.

Late in the second half, the left-handed Williamson slipped on a drive to the basket, putting his weight on his right hand as he stumbled to the floor. He got up and left the floor, finishing the game with eight points and five rebounds.

According to ESPN, Williamson’s family issued a postgame statement that said Williamson would visit an orthopedist on Thursday in South Carolina.

Williamson, a senior forward at Spartanburg (S.C.) Day School, is ranked second in the country by ESPN among 2018 recruits. He is rated third by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports.

Nassir Little of Orlando Christian Prep (Orlando, Fla.), who is headed to UNC, scored 28 points to guide the West team to a 131-128 win over the East team on Wednesday.

“We were just out there having fun,” Little, the game MVP said, per USA Today Sports. “Bigger than just my play was how we played together as a team and were able to get the win.”

R.J. Barrett of Montverde (Fla.) Academy, the consensus No. 1 prep player in the nation, and Jordan Brown of Prolific Prep Academy in Napa, Calif., each scored 26 points. Barrett signed with Duke, while Brown is uncommitted.