Top Prospect Zion Williamson Declares For Draft

Tanya Simon
April 17, 2019

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

Duke star Zion Williamson has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Williamson had one of the most-impressive freshman seasons in college basketball history, averaging more than 22 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists per game for the Blue Devils.

The freshman from Spartanburg, South Carolina made the announcement on his Instagram page. He was named the ACC Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year, NABC Player of the Year, College Player of the Year by Sporting News. He then finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds in their second-round matchup with Central Florida, 23 points against Virginia Tech in the Sweet 16 and 24 points and 14 rebounds in their loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.

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Zion's National Player of the Year Tour was capped off this weekend in Los Angeles when he was awarded the Karl Malone Award as the best power forward in the nation as well as winning the John R. Wooden Award as the best player in the nation.

With Williamson officially declaring, Duke will have to prove it can repeat this season's success with a vastly different cast of characters next season.

Williamson is expected to the be the No. 1 overall pick. That will determine which team gets the No. 1 overall pick.

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