Zion Williamson. Remember the name.
The 16 (yes, that is not a typo) year old has set the internet on fire with his jaw dropping play in his Junior year at Spartanburg Day in South Carolina.
The 6’8″ small forward is ranked number 2 in the Class of 2018 averaged 36.8 points, 13 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3 steals and 2.5 blocks and led his team to a 26-9 record which included a SCISA 2A State Championship. He broke the Chick-Fil-A Classic single game scoring record by dropping 53 points whilst only missing three shots, and had another 51 in the state championship game.
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Zion Williamson has been a regular feature on SportsCenter, and had some straight ridiculous dunks like the tomahawk above (how can a player cock it back that far whilst taking off from so far back?!).
But it’s not just the dunks; scouts are drooling at his ability and skillset.
“Oh man, he can do it all,” said recruiting analyst Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoop Report, which tracks players in North and South Carolina. “He’s got a tremendous body. He has size, athleticism and an advanced skill set. He’s just a special player at the highest level. He’s the type of player you’ll probably see in the NBA one day.”
Williamson received his first scholarship offer from hometown Wofford at the end of his freshman year. At that time, Williamson was a 6-3, 175-pound guard. Then, after a 5-inch growth spurt, he garnered offers from just about every High Major program on the planet, including elite programs such as Duke, Kansas and North Carolina.
With one more year of High School left, this is just the beginning.