Duke’s Zion Williamson re-enacts Michael Jordan dunk from free throw line
Zion Williamson will be a freshman at Duke this Fall and he’s already emulating one specific ACC legend. A video of Williamson re-enacting Michael Jordan’s iconic free throw line dunk was posted to ballislife.com’s Twitter account.
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Williamson doesn’t necessarily have the same flair as Jordan did when he performed the iconic dunk, but if you look at where Williamson took off from, it’s actually further than when Jordan completed his dunk.
But maybe the most impressive thing about Williamson’s dunk has to do with the fact that he’s still 17-years old. When Jordan jumped from the free throw line in the 1988 Dunk Contest, he was in his 20s and already a veteran of the NBA. Zion has yet to play in an NCAA game.
Williamson possesses freakish athleticism and he’s amassed a huge following on social media due to his highlight reel dunks and super athletic plays. But he’s more than just a human highlight reel. The kid from Spartanburg, South Carolina was ranked second in ESPN’s Top 100 recruiting rankings.
He’s off to Duke to play for Mike Krzyzewski with the number one and three recruits in the ESPN Top 100, R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish. All three should be off to the NBA after a year of college—barring any unforeseen circumstances.
NBA fans can continue to watch Williamson tear up social media for the time being, but soon enough they’ll get to watch him at Cameron Indoor. Not to mention, to the potential lottery pick in 2019 should be suiting up for an NBA team in due time.