A social media sensation because of his sensational dunks and tremendous athleticsm for a guy his size, Williamson has 1.1 million Instagram followers and nearly 100,000 Twitter followers. Drake follows him on Twitter. On the court, he has drawn comparisons to Charles Barkley and Draymond Green.
Coach K’s Top 3 NBA Draft picks since 2011:2011 – Kyrie Irving, No. 1 2014 – Jabari Parker, No. 2 2015 – Jahlil Okafor, No. 3 2016 – Brandon Ingram, No. 2 2017 – Jayson Tatum, No. 3 2018 – Marvin Bagley, ?? 2019 – RJ Barrett, ?? 2019 – Zion Williamson, ?? 2019 – Cam Reddish ?? pic.twitter.com/3NcTJIQG3W — Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 21, 2018
“Zion is an extremely confident player with a Charles Barkley-like skill set,” said USA Basketball youth coach Don Showalter. “He moves well around the basket and can finish in a variety of ways both left- and right-handed. He’s a furious rebounder and has a great mindset to dominate.”
Duke is getting Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett, Cam Reddish and Tre Jones. Wow. pic.twitter.com/1P5lDtmW4U— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 21, 2018
Head coaches from Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina and Clemson met with Williamson this week, 247Sports.com reported. “First, I’d like to thank South Carolina and Clemson for even taking the time to recruit me,” he said. “But my mom said it best, I have to follow my heart and go to where my happiness is. And I just felt like it was Duke. I still have a lot of love for my state. I don’t want people to mistake that. I love my state to death and I’ll always represent it.” Williamson is the projected No. 2 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft per ESPN.com behind Duke-bound wing Barrett, who will play with Williamson in the McDonald’s Game and then at Duke. “I mean, we’ll have No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No.  so that says it all right there,” Barrett told ZAGSBLOG. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook
Despite barely playing in a month Zion Williamson is not disappointing tonight on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/UCVsYrUQ5J— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 14, 2018