Duke Forward Zion Williamson Officially Declares For 2019 NBA Draft

Duke Forward Zion Williamson Officially Declares For 2019 NBA Draft

Duke star Zion Williamson has declared for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Williamson is highly thought of in NBA Draft circles, seen as one of the best prospects the process has seen in the last 25 years. Williamson formally revealed his intentions in an Instagram post.

Williamson became a viral sensation for his dunking displays in high school, then delivered in his lone collegiate season at Duke.

The 18-year-old freshman averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game on an absurd 68 percent field goal shooting.

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He was the third freshman to win the John R. Wooden Award, while also AP Player of the Year, the Naismith Award and the Karl Malone Award as the nation's top power forward.

We won't be learning of his future National Basketball Association team for another month or so, with the draft lottery set to take place in mid-May.

Now, all that needs to be determined is who exactly will be picking first overall.

For months, it had been considered just as many of his terrific highlights - a slam dunk without question - and on Monday evening, Zion Williamson finally made the obvious official. New York, Phoenix and Cleveland have the best odds of acquiring the number one pick, followed by Chicago and Atlanta.

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