We had not seen so much hype for a high school student since LeBron James . It's quite simple, Zion Williamson is scrutinized by all NBA Scouts . It must be said that since he went from 1.75m to 1.91 in one year and he breaks circles like no one, you can not escape his highlights on the internet . In constant progress at his high school at Spartanburg Day School, he scored one-on-one scoring: 24.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 3.3 steals and 3 blocks in the second, 28.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in first and 36.4 points, 11.4 rebounds in Final . In its wake, Spartanburg won three state titles in a row ! Selected for the All -McDonald's American Game and the Nike Pro Summit because of its performance, Zion became a must .
It looks like an elephant in a porcelain store . The kind of athlete we see once in a generation .
- Kevin Durant , doubles NBA title
A university year to break everything
Driven by his out - of - the - ordinary physique , he has attracted the interest of all American universities . Indeed, the United - States, the classic route basketball players - ball is: high school, college and NBA for a year . The post - high school is thus decisive since if playing in Europe allows to gain experience and to be paid, it distances from the American mentality, the recruiters and especially the true institutions in the form of factory of champions . Williamson therefore privileged States - United and committed with Dukeone of the most legendary university teams in American sport . The "Blue Devils" are coached by Coach K ... who is none other than the coach of the US team basketball - ball .
In Duke since the summer, and for a year ( normally ) , Williamson will be very well supervised . Just one year since the States - States are so-called "One and Done" . In the obligation to be at least in their 19th year, and to have passed a year after high school at the time of their registration to the NBA Draft, young prodigies are therefore only one academic year out of high school before leaving for the NBA . They can of course carry out the whole program, but it is very difficult for the most promising players to turn his back on lucrative contracts of basketball - professional baseball American.
Zion Williamson , 18, should therefore be very logical for the 2019 Draft . He will then be in his 19th year and will quietly drift to one of the first Draft picks . In his NBA aspirations, the seed should be accompanied by his two teammates ( at least ) : R . J . Barrett and Cameron Reddish . To get an idea of ??the trio, know that Barrett was ranked No. 1 student in the country, Reddish number 2 and Williamson number 3 . This is the first time in history that a university has signed the top three recruits in the country !
In addition to the lessons that Coach K will bring him, Zion will benefit from a full year with what is best at his level . Also note that if Reddish and Barrett were classified to Zion i