Zion Williamson

Height: 6-6

Weight: 280

College: Duke

Classification: Freshman

Birthdate: 7/6/2000

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 1

Projected Draft Range: Top 5

2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 1 by the New Orleans Pelicans

Pros:

Gifted scorer off the dribble

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays

Tremendous free throw generator

Decent shooter

Adequate playmaker

Very good rebounder

Very good defender that can get steals

Great shot blocker

Amazing athlete

Terrific strength

Cons:

Still needs to improve his outside shot

Does not often look to take jumpers

Can force the issue too much at times

Sometimes does not block out when going for boards

Can be foul prone

Weight concerns, may be hard to manage body over the long term

May be in between forward positions

Summary:

Zion Williamson is a tremendously athletic, combo forward that could be the best player to come out of this draft class.  He is a great athlete that can make many highlight reel worthy plays due to his strong ability to finish plays above the rim, and he is the most athletic player in this draft class.

He had a dominant showing in the Champions Classic, as he scored 28 points on 11 of 13 shooting and had 7 rebounds in his team’s blowout win over Kentucky.  Right now, he is having a terrific freshman season, and he looks be poised to be the frontrunner to be the top pick for the 2019 draft.

Links:

2019 ESPN Draft Profile

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