New Orleans Pelicans youngster Zion Williamson was seen practicing at Duke University’s training facility.
It has been over a year since Zion Williamson has played basketball for the New Orleans Pelicans. Apart from a year full of injury updates, NOLA fans didn’t get any information on the All-Star’s availability.
However, things looked positive when Williamson was seen practicing before the Pelicans’ games and when posted videos of displaying his athleticism while dunking the ball during practice sessions.
More recently, “Zanos” was spotted at the Duke University campus continuing his rehab at the Blue Devils’ training facility.
📸 Zion got that K Center work in today!!!
— Duke Men’s Basketball (@DukeMBB) May 11, 2022
Zion was also visibly happy working out at his former college. The one-and-done athlete from Duke University checked in with his fans:
“What’s up, Duke fans? I’m back home — yet again. Man, it’s always good to be back here. I’m just here to get some work in and have fun. I even went to my class’s graduation that I would have been a part of; sadly, I wasn’t because I got offered my job right out of my first year, lucky for me. But it’s always good to be back. Duke is gonna be in my heart, always and forever.”
It’s always great to see how much Zion actually loved being at Duke https://t.co/qsQm2tPXh0
— Duke Update (@UpdateDuke) May 10, 2022
NBA Twitter reacts a Zion Williamson practices at Duke’s training facilities
NBA Twitter reacted as soon as photos of Williamson went viral on social media.
Then he got extra reps in the cafeteria
— Karen Jackson Jr (@Dubs2022Champs) May 11, 2022
Bruh look at his arms, he will destroy any defender. I’m glad that he is already working on his game.
— Brandon Wojnarowski➡️ (@1Darsock4) May 11, 2022
👀 NBA better watch out https://t.co/Z3suGXs9OP
— Jake Madison (@NOLAJake) May 11, 2022
Looking more slim good signs for next year 👍🏽
— carlos (@Carlosmeraz__) May 11, 2022
His Expected Doritos per 48 has gone down
— Bagged again😣 (@THFCAbdi) May 11, 2022
2023 Champs: NOLA 👀
— Advait Jajodia (@AdvaitJajodia) May 11, 2022
To be fair, Zion does look pretty fit in these photos. This is nothing but good news for the organization.
Adding a healthy Zion to the Pels squad that reached the playoffs without him, will surely make NOLA one of the young squads to look out for this next season.