10 Things You Didn’t Know About Zion Williamson

nike-kyrie-irving-5-celtics-pe-on-sale-3When asked what was his favorite basketball shoe in the marketplace, Zion said Nike’s Kyrie Irving shoe.

zion-williamsonAnd speaking of sneakers, early reports say that Nike is ready to throw Zion a $100 million dollar contract this spring.  The domain for nikezion.com is already taken and is currently being parked.

drake_photo_by_prince_williams_wireimage_getty_479503454Zion has cited both Drake and Jay-Z as his favorite rappers.  Hov did go see Zion play earlier this year in person.

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And one more thing to add about Hov: Zion says he always listens to at least one Jay-Z prior to each game

Eastern Michigan v Duke

Here is something interesting to note: Zion only leads Duke in rebounding.  Ok, what’s so fascinating about that?  Well, aside from his rebounds, even though he doesn’t lead Duke in any other statistical categories, his advanced statistics have him as the number one player NCAA in the last decade.  He has already topped former NCAA players Anthony Davis and Karl Anthony-Towns.

Michael-Jordan-main_tcm25-15662Reporters recently asked Zion who is his favorite basketball player of all time.  His answer was simple: MJ is his favorite and greatest of all time.

NBA scouts have been predicting what will be Zion’s career earnings.  Between the NBA and endorsements, the number being reported today is that Zion will make $1 Billion dollars by the time his playing days are over.  That’s Billion with a B.  That would make him the only the 3rd basketball billionaire behind Michael Jordan and Lebron James.

duke-williamsonNo one actually knows what Zion’s official vertical leap it is.  What is known is when testing last summer, Zion did break the 40 inches mark and set a record for Duke players all-time.  The actual number has never been reported, but the number seems to be around 45-46 inches.

AAzHHngMany fans have already dubbed him “the greatest high school dunker” of all time beating out former legends Ronnie Fields, Lebron James and Shawn Kemp

Cr8TUtxs_400x400In addition to getting college scholarships offers from the top basketball programs in the country, Zion also received a D1 offer from LSU to play tight end for the Tigers football team.

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