Zion Williamson had his third NBA exhibition game Friday, this time against Utah, and did what he usually does: shot 9-12 and finished with 26 points in 23 minutes. He also shot 7-9 from the line, had five rebounds an assist.
That puts him up to 22-25 after shooting 6-13 in his first game. Check out these highlights including one shot over elite defender Rudy Gobert.
After some doubters after the college season ended and following the draft, the rest of the basketball world has been catching on to what he can do. Check out what this writer says:
“The New Orleans Pelicans are just two games into the preseason, but much like in his lone season at Duke, Zion Williamson is quickly dominating conversations about the upcoming league year.
“Right now, if Zion Williamson were a hype factory, the United States would have to shut it down, because he would end up violating monopoly legislation. He’s signed huge endorsement deals, his jersey is everywhere, and you can’t watch an hour of ESPN without hearing his name.
“His dimensions, at 6’6″, 285 LBS frame shouldn’t allow him to glide through the air and across the court so quickly, but questions about his bulk are easily answered when his athleticism is on display during on-court action.”
Even so, the hype keeps growing.
Just for fun, head over to ESPN and look at Williamson’s shot chart for this game. It’s hilarious.