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Zion Williamson Declares For The NBA Draft

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Zion Williamson is headed to the NBA.

The freak of nature forward announced the decision on his Instagram late Monday, and said that this past season at Duke had been the “best” year of his life.

To tell you how popular Zion is, his announcement video below has more than two million views.

 

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I think we all saw this coming. It would have been awesome to watch him play some more college ball, but it was borderline unfair for opponents when he was on the floor. It was a man playing against boys, and the NBA was clearly the next step.

There’s a very high chance Zion goes first overall. I wouldn’t say he’s a lock at this point in time, but he’s the strong favorite.

As a teenager, there’s no doubt he’s already more athletic than the vast majority of the league. The things he’s capable of on the court are truly mind-boggling.

The most impressive thing he managed to do was make Duke likable. I hate the Blue Devils with every single fiber in my body after they stole a ring off of my finger in 2015, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t impressed by Zion. (RELATED: Duke Loses To Michigan State In The Elite 8)

He actually had people cheering for Duke. By itself, that is simply incredible and goes to show how likable of a player and guy he is.

 

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He might not have won a national title in college, but he’s about to be a very well-paid man. Let’s see what he does in the NBA. My guess is that Zion will be just fine.