Twitter reacts to Zion Williamson’s unreal measurements
Zion Williamson will probably be a slightly intimidating sight rumbling down the lane for Duke next season.
On Tuesday, news spread that the freshman star was being listed at a ridiculous 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds on the Blue Devils’ official website.
Zion Williamson is officially listed as 6'7", 285 lbs on the Duke basketball website pic.twitter.com/cRJf9Gk55S
— SB Nation (@SBNation) July 31, 2018
Those Herculean measurements, especially for an 18-year-old kid, elicited a lot of dumbfounded reactions from Twitter. Here were some of the best ones:
Right now, Zion Williamson is only five pounds lighter than the largest player in the NBA.
He just turned 18. pic.twitter.com/czMEF2ujLQ
— ESPN (@espn) July 31, 2018
Zion is heavier than LeBron pic.twitter.com/bVO3wxd0S5
— LWOS LA Lakers (@LWOSLALakers) July 31, 2018
Only NBA players in the 2010s decade to be listed 285 pounds or more: Al Jefferson, Boban Marjanovic, Nikola Pekovic, Roy Hibbert, Glen Davis, Andrew Bynum, Dexter Pittman, Eddy Curry, Kwame Brown, Yao, and Shaq.
Zion is basically a super-sized big weight-wise with wing height.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) July 31, 2018
— Pusha P (@Pworldwide) July 31, 2018
Zion Williamson needs to be in action movies if we’re keeping it 100
— #dcRISING (@TJWater) July 31, 2018
Coach K: “I’m subbing you out the game”
Zion Williamson: pic.twitter.com/MuyDNbB9CS
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) July 31, 2018
Zion Williamson reporting for camp pic.twitter.com/T49aWbfzWN
— Stable Indians Fan (@JRAMTHAGOAT24) July 31, 2018
Zion Williamson should be playing defensive end
— Tay Bang (@Juicecane) July 31, 2018
Williamson, a combo forward who earned 2018 McDonald’s All-American honors, announced his commitment to Duke in January. With fellow five-star recruits RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish committing to the program earlier, that gives the Blue Devils the top three ranked freshmen in the nation.
What makes it even scarier is that Williamson’s upside goes well beyond his measurables — just check out what he was doing on the court in high school.