We all know how great Zion Williamson has been through the course of his young NBA career. The youngster is breathing down Michael Jordan now.
When Zion began to gather national attention as a high school junior, we all saw a hyper-athletic wing in the making. It was an amazing sight to see someone so young built like a tank and taking off like a rocket.
Many detractors thought his athleticism might not translate to higher levels. They were all proved wrong, as Williamson sealed the deal as the consensus no. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. His single season at Duke gave us all a taste of what was to come.
Zion has become one of the top 3 young prospects in the league today. Just 60 games into his NBA career, Williamson is already in some rarefied air with regards to his scoring prowess.
Zion Williamson joins the company of Michael Jordan in the record books
By scoring 24 points on Thursday night, Zion Williamson surpassed David Robinson and Shaquille O’Neal in total points scored through a player’s first 60 career NBA games. The Admiral and the Superman are probably the greatest rookies in the last 30 seasons.
Williamson has played 60 games in his NBA career so far, totaling 1,457 points. This gives him a scoring average of 24.3 points per game thus far. And we all know that Zion is nowhere near a finished product yet, which is why the record makes fans all the more excited.
Zion Williamson has scored more points in his first 60 NBA games than any other player since Michael Jordan.
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Zion also has a chance to become the first player in NBA history to average 25 points per game before turning 21. But for that to transpire, he will have to average 26.3 points per game through the rest of the regular season. It’s a hard ask, but not impossible for a player at his level.