Wizards news: John Wall says Zion Williamson is one of the ‘most athletic’ high school players he’s ever seen
Next year’s NBA Draft is already being considered as one that has the deepest pools of talent in recent memory. A scout even said that as much as seven legitimate number one picks could be available, which could change the fortunes for some teams in the league.
One of the top prospects is Zion Williamson, who is expected to declare for the draft and become a one-and-done player in the NCAA. He is a highly touted player from Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina, where he has established himself as one of the best young players in the country.
Known for his highlight reel worthy dunks and ability to finish strong when attacking the basket, a lot of league scouts are already intrigued with his possible addition. Even NBA players think highly of him, including Washington Wizards star guard John Wall, who recently said via Alec Nathan of Bleacher Report, that he is one of the most athletic high schoolers he’s ever seen.
“He’s one of the top two or three most athletic players I’ve ever seen in high school basketball, period,” Wall said. “Or in life, period.
“He just does all type of dunks like it’s nothing in-game. The best in-game dunker that I’ve seen since Vince Carter, and he does some stuff that [Vince] does in a game without even trying.”
Wall’s comments say a lot about the level of talent Williamson has. At 6-foot-7 and 230 lbs., he is a natural at the small forward spot, but also has the quickness and ability to play shooting guard when needed, which could give his future team a lot of versatility.
It remains to be seen if he’ll be the top pick next year, but with Michael Porter, Marvin Bagley III, and DeAndre Ayton all expected to declare for the draft as well. Williamson certainly has competition for the number one selection, and the pick could boil down to the team’s need at a particular position.