With his teammates Cam Reddish and RJ Barrett declaring for the NBA draft, it was a surprise to pretty well no one when he announced today that he would be entering the NBA Draft this upcoming season, according to ESPN.
Zion Williamson of the Duke Blue Devils speaks during a press conference after being awarded the AP Player of the Year award prior to the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 5, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The NBA draft lottery will take place May 14. Williamson thanked Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, his mother and Duke fans for their support in the video, and revealed that his next step is the National Basketball Association.
Will Duke retire Zion Williamson's No. 1 and hang it in the rafters of Cameron Indoor Stadium?
While the records and accomplishments Williamson set this year may go unmatched for quite awhile in Durham, one question still remains. He averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 68 percent from the floor (second in the country).
Williamson, long believed to be the first-overall pick in June, made the announcement on Instagram on Monday. The Phoenix Suns share the same best-possible odds at the No. 1 pick of 14 percent with the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers.