Zion Williamson wants basketball fans to understand something: he brings a lot more to the floor than highlight reel dunks.
The rising Duke freshman has gained an insane amount of attention since making prolific appearances on YouTube for his high-flying finishes. But Williamson himself has a message for everyone ahead of the start of his college career.
Zion has something to prove pic.twitter.com/mIO8OqEnUJ— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 20, 2018
Zion's right. During the Blue Devils' "Countdown to Craziness" preseason event, he logged 14 points on 7-11 shooting with five rebounds.
Because of his viral video stardom, Williamson has been criticized by some observers as a one-trick pony. But if he lives up to his latest remarks, college basketball fans will love to watch this kid do his thing in multiple phases of the game.
His dunking is a factor of his game that overshadows how he effectively he is able to move his 6-6, 270-pound body. His ball handing and passing skills are key to his game, and his ability to run the floor makes him more than a big body that can block shots and snag rebounds.
College basketball should be on notice, because Zion Williamson is out to prove everyone wrong.