Duke star Zion Williamson had an insanely athletic play Saturday night in a big 81-71 victory over Virginia.
The freak of nature blocked a shot from the corner by Virginia, and I’m not sure physics can explain how Zion went from the lane to block a corner three.
He covered about 30 feet in about a second and a half, and sent the shot flying into the stands. Does that sound crazy? Well, I promise the video is even crazier than you think. Check out multiple angles of the insane play below.
INSANE Look where Zion took off from for that block. Dude is a freak of nature. pic.twitter.com/44zvnwdyUr
— Ball Don’t Stop (@balldontstop) February 10, 2019
Zion with a CRAZY CLOSE OUT BLOCK pic.twitter.com/LBUFBkHh2V
— The Sports Quotient (@SportsQuotient) February 10, 2019
This block by Zion is one of the most athletic plays I have ever seen pic.twitter.com/SEWQo61g4E
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) February 10, 2019
How does Zion always manage to do this kind of stuff? I’m honestly not sure there’s a player in the NBA capable of making that block. (RELATED: Wisconsin Beats Minnesota 56-51, Khalil Iverson Throws Down Two Huge Dunks)
He came from the opposite end of the lane to block a corner three. That is simply a mind-boggling display of athleticism.
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If you’re not sold on Zion as a future NBA star, then you’re an idiot. He honestly might be the most athletic basketball player on the planet right now, and he’s just a freshman at Duke. Pure insanity.