Friday, February 3 2023

Zion Lateef Williamson is an American professional basketball player that plays for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA.

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.

The New Orleans Pelicans superstar Zion Williamson dunking in the game| Zion wearing his custom NBA jersey| Customizable basketball jerseys with personality
Zion Williamson dunks in the game against the Phoenix Suns.[Photograph].Marca.AP Photo/Actualizado

 

Personal Info

  • 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

Career Info

  • Playing Career: 2019–present
  • Career History: 2019–present: New Orleans Pelicans

Career Highlights and Awards

NBA All-Star 2021
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
First-team All-ACC 2019
ACC Rookie of the Year 2019
ACC All-Freshman team 2019
ACC tournament MVP 2019
ACC tournament 2019
McDonald’s All-American 2018
South Carolina Mr. Basketball 2018

 Fun Facts

  • 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.

 

It’s time to get a basketball jersey for yourself.

Nothing is better than to support your favorite player by wearing his jersey.

 

 

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