Duke Basketball: Zion Williamson wins the Iron Devil Award

ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 28: Zion Williamson
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 28: Zion Williamson /

The biggest offseason award that is given out by the Duke Basketball team the Iron Devil award and it is taken home this season by Zion Williamson.

It looked like the Iron Devil Award was going to be have to renamed the Grayson Allen Award, but with Allen now a member of the Utah Jazz we were finally going to get a new winner of the award and it now goes to freshman Zion Williamson.

The Iron Devil Award is given to the player who puts forth the most energy, effort, and improvement in the weight room during the offseason and if you just look at Zion you can tell that he’s in the weight room, a lot.

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Williamson is listed as six-feet-seven inches and 285 pounds as a college freshman.

To put that into perspective, NBA and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is listed six-feet-eight-inches and 250 pounds while New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski is six-feet-six-inches and 268 pounds, per their respective teams websites.

In short, Williamson is a mass of a man and he just turned 18 years old on July 7.

The soon to be face of college basketball for this season was just named to the Karl Malone Award Watch List, an award given to the best power forward in the nation at the end of the season.

For his loud and monster dunks that everyone focuses on, Williamson wants to show the world that he is a complete basketball player and not just a dunker.

He is off to a great start as he led the White Team to a 44-39 victory over the Blue Team at Countdown to Craziness on Friday night.

The next time Williamson will take the floor for the Blue Devils it’ll be on Tuesday night against Virginia Union in an exhibition game and one more time next Saturday against Ferris State before Duke laces up the sneakers for real on November 6 against Kentucky in the Champions Classic.