Duke’s Zion Williamson Entering The NBA Draft

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson captivated all of college basketball with his freakish, once-in-a-generation athleticism, his energy at both ends of the floor and his omnipresent charisma.

Duke’s Zion Williamson Entering The NBA Draft
Duke freshman Zion Williamson, left, is presented The Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year Award by AP Sports Products Director Barry Bedlan at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) (Charlie Neibergall)

Author: AP

Published: 6:05 PM EDT April 15, 2019

Updated: 6:05 PM EDT April 15, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. — Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft.

Widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft, the AP national player of the year announced his decision Monday.

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The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson captivated all of college basketball with his freakish, once-in-a-generation athleticism, his energy at both ends of the floor and his omnipresent charisma.

The Atlantic Coast Conference player and rookie of the year averaged 22.6 points - tied for the league lead with teammate RJ Barrett - and 8.9 rebounds. Along the way, he became the face of college basketball this season, routinely coming up with at least one highlight-reel play or show-stopping dunk per game.

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