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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old June 8th, 2017, 15:04 Thread Starter
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Zion Williamson - the next LeBron?

a monstrous 6'7, 230-lbs 16 year old with elite hops and athleticism...cue the LeBron comparisons

but he really looks very promising

here are his highlights from just one game:



Hopefully he'll join the Gamecocks (South Carolina is his home state).

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old June 8th, 2017, 15:20
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Isn't 6'7 just average in the NBA?

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Well, LeBron is 6'8 and 250lbs so for a 16-year old kid to have almost similar body to him (with comparable athleticism as well) is petty special.

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Maybe he's not... just kidding

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If I'm not mistaken, he isn't even a consensus #1 talent by the major recruiting boards.

LeBron was a lock.
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well yeah, LeBron's basketball IQ and passing skills were clearly through the roof even as a teenager...Williamson most likely will not be as good as him but he's a ball-handling dunk-happy point forward with a very similar body and physical abilities by the same age. so I think it's a natural comparison.

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He's irrelevant Andrew. We need someone now. We need someone to stop the Warriors!
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I saw his compilation through one of Professor's videos, and I must admit the guy is special indeed. Since he is pretty much an adult playing a bunch of kids, I'd love to see him in college first in order to make a proper assessment.

Btw, did anyone catch the highlights of LaMelo play those Compton goons with that one blonde haired white guy ? Talk about the difference in physique and the score to boot
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he's in Duke now and mad hype has started even before he's played a single official game

https://www.cbssports.com/college-ba...ot-even-close/

https://www.businessinsider.com/duke...-weight-2018-8
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The guy seems to have the chunky DNA where he'll inflate in a number of years. How good are his ranged jumpers? From some highlights, he looks like he's Larry Johnson Mk II.

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The guy seems to have the chunky DNA where he'll inflate in a number of years. How good are his ranged jumpers? From some highlights, he looks like he's Larry Johnson Mk II.
Yeah so far there's been a great hype train built around him. I just hope he's the real deal after his one and done is over with. At this point he doesn't have the jumper unfortunately. His defensive lineman body and his vertical leap are his selling points so far. I hope to see how he'll be able to utilize his athleticism at the NCAA level against the bigger teams. This is one of Duke's best recruiting classes again (maybe more athletic than the other years). Three guys around the same size with allegedly good talent and the last recruit just a basic point guard (brother of Tyus Jones). I guess another freshman team might fall short at the tournament level but I hope at least 2 of the 3 top recruits of theirs are legit.
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guy has a 40-inch vert and weighs more than any NBA player except Marjanovic

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he could already beast in NBA

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he has been destroying college ball

42 PER and 68 FG%

lock #1 pick

scary looking injury though:

https://sports.yahoo.com/barack-obam...052756104.html

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Not seen him play an actual game, but if he can D up and be good at the defensive end, the sky is the limit for this guy.

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Would help if Nike made him some half-decent shoes too.


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He has pretty much the greatest mass/explosiveness ratio in the history of basketball. It's insane to think that this 18yo kid weighs more than any NBA player except Marjanovic and yet is one of the greatest leapers in the game.

One of the most promising natural talents ever...of course he doesn't have LeBron's basketball mind or court vision...but still I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes almost as big of a star.

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Yeah but can he compete with Giannis?

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Summer League has started

Zion will make his debut in the Pelicans shirt. He will face his Duke teammate RJ Barrett who plays for the visiting Knicks.

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