The Zion Effect is here and it's real.
Anybody who saw the Spartanburg High School sensation before his arrival to the Duke Blue Devils knew that the seeing him on a basketball floor would be worth the price of admission.
If ticket prices are any indication, the Zion Effect is real.https://t.co/6sxADxS8jS— WCHL & Chapelboro (@WCHLChapelboro) February 20, 2019
The 6-7, 285-pound forward threw down viral dunk, after viral dunk on his way to 2.4 million Instagram followers (which is more than some professional teams).
A study conducted by VIVIDSEATS proves just how big of a draw Zion is.
For the North Carolina Tar Heels alone, the average ticket price for a game at Chapel Hill was $70. But, when Duke comes to town that number jumps up to $991. The highest priced ticket ever to see college basketball's best rivalry was $5,400 (UNC vs. Duke 3/3/18). With Zion this number has almost doubled to $10,652.
The cheapest available ticket for Duke vs North Carolina on Wednesday is $2,500!— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) February 20, 2019
That’s in the same range as the cheapest Super Bowl ticket ($2,674).
THE ZION EFFECT! pic.twitter.com/8FwxcSl3Pp
Fans are flocking from all over to catch a glimpse of the fab freshman forward.
Zion is a near-lock to go No. 1 in the upcoming NBA draft, not only for his sensational talent, but his ability to draw a crowd.