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Monday, June 24, 2019

Zion Williamson says there is ‘high chance’ he will enter NBA Draft

Zion Williamson

Duke star Zion Williamson all but confirmed what everyone already knows after his team’s 68-67 Elite Eight loss to the Michigan State Spartans.

Williamson said there is a “high chance” he will forego his final three seasons of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft.

The discussion with his parents should be a brief one. Nobody thought Williamson would be any more than a one-and-done player. He’s projected as a potential first overall pick, and the formal announcement of his decision should come quickly. It’s telling that he all but admitted to it less than an hour after his freshman season ended.

Despite the fact that he won’t get to play in a Final Four, Williamson owned the NCAA in what will be his only year there and put together a lengthy highlight reel during the NCAA Tournament alone. He was the dominant force in Sunday’s losing effort, too, scoring 24 points and grabbing 14 rebounds to go with three blocks and three steals.



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