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One Of The Best Takes On Zion Williamson We’ve Seen

This is really, really good stuff.

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Stetson v Duke
DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 01: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils goes up for a dunk against the Stetson Hatters in the second half at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.
Photo by Lance King/Getty Images

When we read articles about Zion Williamson, a lot of times we find ourselves asking: did you even watch?

Because some of them just make wild assumptions about problems with his game or expect him to bomb in the NBA or whatever.

Not the case with this guy.

Our SBN colleague, Oleh Kosel, saw the same player we saw and his analysis of Williamson is far better than most we’ve seen. From his article:

“He’s stronger, faster and processes information quicker than everyone else. When he’s taking flight to the rim, contact doesn’t slow him down. He makes catching a ball in the air and then shooting it all in one motion look too easy. When there’s a loose ball, he’s the first to react and then make something happen before the opponent can recover. And one common theme that is unmistakable: he plays with a fire, passion and tenacity so rarely matched.“

Well put. Talent is one thing, passion and desire are not as common. And having them all in one player is pretty rare.

New Orleans will love him.

By the way, this story is linked at the bottom. You’d do well to read it too. It’s from his high school days but still interesting as draft day approaches.

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