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Duke star Zion Williamson declares for 2019 NBA Draft

Zion Williamson

Duke star Zion Williamson has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Williamson announced his decision on Instagram. The high-flyer is widely expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft.

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🔵Thank you Duke🔵#thebrotherhood

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In 33 games for Duke this season, Zion Williamson was a man among boys. The power forward averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest while shooting 68.0 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Williamson was the ACC Player of the Year. We haven’t seen a player get this much hype since LeBron James. Zion is listed at 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds. He can literally jump out of the gym.

Zion Williamson averaged 26.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, Duke lost to Michigan State in the East Regional Final.

The New York Knicks finished with the worst record in the NBA this season. Knicks fans are praying they get the No. 1 overall pick so they can bring Zion Williamson to The Big Apple. A superstar talent like Zion would definitely make basketball fun again at Madison Square Garden.

Williamson did suffer a knee injury this season against North Carolina. However, he didn’t show any ill effects of the injury once he returned and continued to lead the Blue Devils in the NCAA Tournament before falling to Michigan State.