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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Donovan Mitchell argues for NCAA change after Zion Williamson injury

Donovan Mitchell

Donovan Mitchell used social media to speak out in favor of change within the NCAA in the wake of Zion Williamson’s fluke injury.

Less than a minute into Wednesday’s highly-anticipated game between North Carolina and Duke, superstar Zion Williamson suffered an injury following a completely random occurrence. As he planted his, Williamson’s left foot went completely through his Nike shoe.

The Blue Devis ruled Williamson out for the remainder of the game shortly after, leading some to say Williamson should sit out the rest of the season.

While many were pointing ahead to Williamson’s pro career, a current pro, Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, called for change in the NCAA with respect to paying student athletes.

Mitchell was right in that there was a substantial amount of money that went into the production and advertisement of the game, as North Carolina-Duke is perhaps the best rivalry in college basketball. The discussion of paying student athletes likely won’t go away until it actually happens. Few things will get the conversation going again like college basketball’s premier talent going down during a nationally televised game with an injury that is yet to be determined.

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