And the first pick goes to… Zion Williamson!! The New Orleans Pelicans selected ex-Duke Blue Devils Forward. From starting off in high school as a 5-star recruit then continuing onto his legendary college career, it’s no surprise to anyone who has seen the powerhouse in action that he landed the first pick.
He Has Fans
Other than his Hulk-like dunks, Williamson averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds a game. The basketball superstar also has 3.5 million followers on Instagram with many celebrity fans and acquaintances such as Barack Obama, Drake, Gunna and others so, it’s clear that Williamson would be the perfect person to be the face of a franchise.
Thank you, Mom
In an interview after walking on stage, all the emotions finally caught up with him. “I wouldn’t be here without my mom. She did everything for me. I just want to thank her.” He said while being the first pick of the night. “I’ve dreamed about this since I was four, and for this to actually happen, I thank God for it”
Williamson has a four year contract with the pelicans. He’ll be make $9.7million in year 1 and by year four he’ll have made $44.2million (he gonna be rich rich).
Following his pick, the second overall pick was Ja Morant for the Memphis Grizzlies, and the third pick going to RJ Barrett for the New York Knicks. Another Duke player was drafted last night, Cam Reddish for the Atlanta Hawks as the 10 overall pick.