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Zion Williamson Submits His Final USA Today Blog

Duke’s rising star has some interesting things to say

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Jan 27, 2018; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils commit Zion Williamson looks on prior to a game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Cameron Indoor Stadium. 
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Zion Williamson has been keeping a blog at USAToday and here’s his final entry as he prepares to graduate from high school on Friday.

There’s nothing revolutionary or surprising here. It’s a bright high school kid talking about his hopes for the future.

There are a few interesting points however:

  • On being invited to try out for Team USA: “Any time I get a chance to wear that ‘USA’ across my chest is an honor for me so I’m really looking forward to that.”
  • “Now that I’m away from home my dorm room will have the bare necessities; I’m not into excess.“ (Reminds us a bit of Mike Tyson’s minimalist approach as a young fighter)
  • “I want to get to work with the trainers, nutritionists, and coaches to help develop my body and mind for the next level.“

The last part is also intriguing. Williamson is a physical freak but we don’t expect he’s done a lot of high-level athletic tweaking. Fine tuning his nutrition to get him in peak physical condition and giving his body an overhaul could make him a much more stunning athlete than he already is. We are really looking forward to seeing what he can do.

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