Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Top Prospect Zion Williamson Declares For Draft

Duke’s Zion Williamson Announces His NBA Draft Decision Zion Williamson Has Declared For The 2019 NBA Draft: Report
Cassandra Castillo | 17 April, 2019, 11:34

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

Williamson was long thought to be leaving Duke after his freshman season, and once the Blue Devils were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament that speculation grew.

"I don't think I can put it into words how special this year was", Williamson said, in addition to thanking his family, coach Mike Krzyzewski and the rest of Duke.

The Atlanta Hawks are the only other team with better than 10 percent odds at getting the No. 1 pick.

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With Williamson officially declaring, Duke will have to prove it can repeat this season's success with a vastly different cast of characters next season.

He is widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft.

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. That will determine which team gets the No. 1 overall pick.

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. The New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns have the best shot, each with a 14% chance.

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