Zion Williamson Has Declared For The 2019 NBA Draft

Zion Williamson Has Declared For The 2019 NBA Draft

Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson made it official: The long-awaited announcement that he would turn pro came Monday afternoon.

Per Sports-Reference, Williamson is the third player in its database to post at least 20 points per game and 65 percent shooting from the field, joining Michael Beasley and Blake Griffin.

Williamson was the AP Player of the Year, Naismith Award victor and Wooden Award victor among his many accolades this season.

Williamson wasted no time proving at the collegiate level that he was as tantalizing an National Basketball Association prospect as scouts expected him to be prior to the 2018-19 season. Williamson averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game. Thank you for making this year the best year of my life. He helped lead Duke to the Elite Eight, where the team lost to Michigan just one point.

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His teammates, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish, both declared for the NBA Draft earlier this month.

Williamson missed five games during the season with a knee injury after his shoe broke during Duke's highly-anticipated game against rival North Carolina on February 20. The NBA draft lottery will take place May 14.

Now, all that needs to be determined is who exactly will be picking first overall.