Zion Williamson

Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 280
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 7/6/2000

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 1
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 1 by the New Orleans Pelicans

Pros:

Gifted scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Tremendous free throw generator
Decent shooter
Adequate playmaker
Very good rebounder
Very good defender that can get steals
Great shot blocker
Amazing athlete
Terrific strength

 
Cons:

Still needs to improve his outside shot
Does not often look to take jumpers
Can force the issue too much at times
Sometimes does not block out when going for boards
Can be foul prone
Weight concerns, may be hard to manage body over the long term
May be in between forward positions

 
Summary:

Zion Williamson is a tremendously athletic, combo forward that could be the best player to come out of this draft class.  He is a great athlete that can make many highlight reel worthy plays due to his strong ability to finish plays above the rim, and he is the most athletic player in this draft class.

He had a dominant showing in the Champions Classic, as he scored 28 points on 11 of 13 shooting and had 7 rebounds in his team’s blowout win over Kentucky.  Right now, he is having a terrific freshman season, and he looks be poised to be the frontrunner to be the top pick for the 2019 draft.

 

Links:

2019 ESPN Draft Profile

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Tankathon Profile

DraftSite.com Profile

DraftExpress Profile

Games Scouted:

3/28/18 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game

11/6/18 Duke vs. Kentucky

11/19/18 Duke vs. San Diego State

11/21/18 Duke vs. Gonzaga

11/27/18 Duke vs. Indiana

12/20/18 Duke vs. Texas Tech

1/8/19 Duke vs. Wake Forest

1/14/19 Duke vs. Syracuse

1/19/19 Duke vs. Virginia

2/9/19 Duke vs. Virginia

3/22/19 Duke vs. North Dakota State

3/24/19 Duke vs. UCF

3/29/19 Duke vs. Virginia Tech

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