Last Thursday, after being selected number one overall in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, former Duke star freshman Zion Williamson thanked God for being selected first, and saying he dreamed about this since he was four.
“Don’t even seem real that I just shook his hand,” stated Zion Williamson about shaking NBA President Adam Silver’s hand after being selected number one overall by the New Orleans Pelicans. “I dreamed about this since I was four. For it to actually happen, I just thank God for it.”
According to ESPN, “Williamson, a generational talent because of his combination of size, strength, speed and skill, was the dominant force in college basketball last season. As a freshman, he averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks, all while shooting 68% from the field as he wowed with one spectacular highlight play after another en route to being named the Wooden Award winner as the nation's top player.”
Zion Williamson also said after being drafted, “I don’t think it’s feelings I can really describe. You know, as a little kid you say you want to go to the NBA. People basically say, you’ve got to have a Plan B because the chances of doing it is just little to none. For me to be selected No. 1, I mean, I can’t dream it no better than that,” reported ESPN.
Zion Williamson joins former Lakers players Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and Brandon Ingraham in New Orleans after former Pelicans star Anthony Davis was traded to Los Angeles.