The Duke Blue Devils demolished the No. 2 ranked Kentucky Wildcats Tuesday night, largely due to the efforts of rookie Zion Williamson. Standing at 6-7, Williamson is a terror on the court, with insane verticality, fantastic blocking abilities, and a high basketball IQ. Steve Kerr had some words to say about the man on Wednesday, and went as far as to compare him to LeBron himself:
We were all kind of thinking it.
That's extremely high praise from a guy like Kerr, who has been around the best of the best in his time as a player and as a coach in the NBA. Is it a bit premature to call Williamson the next LeBron? Maybe (definitely).
But if Williamson continues to play like he did Tuesday night, we might be watching an NBA superstar in the making. The big man seems well-developed in all aspects of the game, making him a tremendous draft prospect.
Zion Williamson's debut as a Blue Devil was a SHOW pic.twitter.com/a6Hw9YkjI7— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 7, 2018
We'll be curious to see how the rest of the season goes for Duke and Williamson, but if last night was any indication, he already seems like a lock for a top pick in the NBA Draft.
Will Williamson be the next LeBron? Only time will tell.