Zion, born in Salisbury, North Carolina, attended Spartanburg Day School, where he was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the top five players in the class of 2018. In his senior year, he has named South Carolina Mr. Basketball after leading his squad to three straight state championships.
In addition, Williamson graduated from high school as a McDonald’s All-American, Mr. Basketball USA runner-up, and USA Today All-USA first-team selection. He received widespread media notice for his slam dunks in high school.
Zion won the ACC Player of the Year, ACC Athlete of the Year, and ACC Rookie of the Year awards in his freshman year, which was also his last season with Duke.
In January 2019, he broke the freshman scoring mark for a single game at his school. He also received the Wayman Tisdale Award, was named ACC Rookie of the Week five times, AP Player of the Year, and Sporting News College Player of the Year.
- Birth: July 6, 2000
- Nationality: Salisbury, North Carolina, U.S.
- Position: Power forward
- League: NBA
- Team:New Orleans Pelicans
- High School: Spartanburg Day (Spartanburg, South Carolina)
- College: Duke (2018–2019)
- Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
- Weight: 284 lb (129 kg)
- NBA Draft: 2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall – Selected by the New Orleans Pelicans
- Team Jersey : No. 1
- Nickname: Zanos
- Playing Career: 2019–present
- Career History: 2019–present: New Orleans Pelicans
Career Highlights and Awards
|NBA All-Rookie First Team||2020|
|National college player of the year||2019|
|Consensus first-team All-American||2019|
|Wayman Tisdale Award||2019|
|Karl Malone Award||2019|
|NABC Freshman of the Year||2019|
|ACC Athlete of the Year||2019|
|ACC Player of the Year||2019|
|ACC Rookie of the Year||2019|
|ACC All-Freshman team||2019|
|ACC tournament MVP||2019|
|South Carolina Mr. Basketball||2018|
- Zion topped out at a Duke record 40-inch max vertical leap which is the highest max vertical leap in Duke history.
- Zion is so famous in high school that Drake even wore his jersey. As he said “When your favorite rapper wears your jersey, it’s an indescribable feeling.”
- Zion was ever on SLAM magazine cover at 16 years old with SLAM asking : “Are you ready for Zion Williamson?”
- Drew Brees, the Super Bowl MVP and current ruler of the Big Easy, gave Williamson an unsolicited autographed jersey. He also left a note with “Zion, welcome to the family. Let’s dance ” that was enclosed with the autographed No. 9 jersey.
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