Zion Williamson says he hears a lot from Hawks, Hornets, Bulls, Knicks, Nets fans on social media
Duke’s Zion Williamson, the projected top pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, says that he hears a lot from these NBA teams on social media: the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. This is no surprise at all as Williamson’s out-of-this-world athleticism and versatility make him one of the most-hyped basketball prospects in recent years.
Which fans does Zion Williamson hear from the most on social media about playing for their teams: “The Hawks, Hornets, Bulls, Knicks and the Nets.”
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) December 21, 2018
The 6-foot-7, 285-pound combo forward has turned heads with his display of an unlimited array of his prowess on both ends of the floor. Many people were hesitant to ride on his bandwagon before the college season started because they didn’t know what Williamson could do beyond his powerful and mesmerizing dunks. But it’s safe to say now that his all-around brilliance isn’t a one-night wonder.
Williamson is posting impressive averages of 19.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.9 blocks per game for the Blue Devils. Zion’s potential to be a consistent weapon on both offense and defense has NBA teams salivating for the golden chance to nab him through the draft.
His appearance at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York on Thursday heightened the hype surrounding him even more. Williamson has emphasized that playing for the Knicks would be a dream come true for him and was even caught saying that he would love to play 41 games in MSG.
A lot of games will still be played out for the bottom-ranked teams of the NBA, but right now it’s safe to assume that we will hear Zion Williamson’s name first when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver comes out to the podium on draft night in 2019.