- He’s listed as one inch shorter and 35 pounds heavier than LeBron James.
- He’s 100 pounds heavier than Oklahoma City Thunder wing Terrance Ferguson, who is also listed at 6’7.
- He is almost identical size to Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who is listed at 6’7, 282 pounds.
Williamson, projected as a Top-10 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, is part of a blockbuster freshmen class that includes projected No. 1 pick R.J. Barrett, Cam Reddish, Tre Jones and Joey Baker. While this group prides itself on their ability to play “positionless basketball,” Williamson is the athletic freak of the group. He had a reported 45-inch vertical leap at Duke. put it, “That puts him in the neighborhood of celebrated leapers like Michael Jordan (46 inches), David Thompson (44 inches) and Vince Carter (43 inches).”
I saw Zion Williamson practice on Wednesday. The only one concerned about his weight should be the player trying to take a charge on him. A powerful Mack truck with a ballet dancer’s feet. https://t.co/OIa75RDmSh— Jay Bilas (@JayBilas) August 10, 2018