Zion Williamson Declares For 2019 NBA Draft

Zion Williamson Declares For 2019 NBA Draft

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.

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

Williamson spent his freshman season at Duke, where he dominated the competition with 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game on 68.0 percent shooting from the field and 33.8 percent from 3-point range.

Williamson took home every major individual award he could.

Zion Williamson was by far the best player in college basketball this year.

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He is the sixth Wooden Award victor for Duke, the most of any school.

"I don't think I can put it into words how special this year was", Williamson said, in addition to thanking his family, coach Mike Krzyzewski and the rest of Duke.

He is a virtual lock to go first overall in June, but Blue Devils teammates R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish declared earlier and are both in line to hear their names called within the first handful of picks.

The New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns all have a 14 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick to lead the lottery odds.

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