Zion Williamson is making waves across the basketball fraternity with his performances in the Division I men’s college hoops.
Williamson is already being tipped for the number 1 draft pick next season and Basketball experts believe that he has the potential to match up to the standards of Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Williamson currently averages 19.8 points, 2.3 assists and 1.9 blocks per game and has one of the best player efficiency rating ever(42.2).
Second on the list for the current season are Bol Bol and Brandon Clarke with the duo tied at 35.5.
Watching Zion Williamson – I’m convinced left-handed athletes are always more fun to watch than righties: Bryce Harper, Ken Griffey, Harold Miner…. I could go on.
— Andrew Perloff (@andrewperloff) December 21, 2018
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) December 21, 2018
The score of 42.2 achieved by Williamson is the highest since Sports Reference started calculating PER in 2009/10.
John Brown of High Point had the highest up until now, with a score of 36.9, way off Williamson’s figure.
Williamson is destined for greatness and he wishes to reach the summit alongside Michael Jordan by emulating what MJ did during his career; become a brilliant two-way player.
Zion says he’s striving to be a great two-way player like MJ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 21, 2018
Zion Williamson on defense: Growing up my favorite player was Michael Jordan. For those who may just think Michael Jordan was an offensive player he was a great defender and won DPOY. I’m just striving to be like that. As well as I am on offense, I want to be the same on defense. pic.twitter.com/gydBfkEo6U
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) December 21, 2018
The kid for Duke has all the right ingredients to take him to the summit of the basketball world, but he’ll need to keep working hard and not let the success get to him at a young age; something that people around him will be working on day in and day out.
A lot of first draft picks have failed in the NBA and Williamson will be doing his best to not let his story be another of those ‘would haves’.
With the way he has been plugging away day in and day out in college basketball, it only seems fair that he gets to be the first draft pick next season. Also, with his idol being MJ, it is sure that the kid will have those basic ‘MJ habits’; that of being determined and focussed every time he steps onto the court.
Do you think Zion Williamson can be as good as Michael Jordan or even LeBron James in the years to come or will his ‘legend’ fade away during the course of his NBA career?
The young bloke from Duke would be hoping to receive some guidance from Jordan, who is his favourite player, at least during the initial few days, so that he can find his feet in the NBA and then maybe find his name alongside Jordan’s in the GOAT debate.