Duke Basketball: Introducing Zion “The Skywalker” Williamson

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The Duke Basketball star freshman Zion Williamson has been compared to many things in his young college career, but you might not have heard this comparison yet.

A sky walker is defined as someone who walks the sky.

Remember Luke Skywalker from Star Wars?

Well, freshman phenom Zion Williamson is not one who walks the sky or a galaxy, but one who flies in a different type of galaxy, called “The Basketball Court”.

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He’s a  6-foot-7, 285-pound monster with substantial leaping ability and athleticism.

Of course, the height and weight are pivotal factors, especially weighing an enormous 285 pounds of solid muscle. Subsequently, Williamson wowed Duke fans earlier in exhibition matchups with several high-flying dunks.

These weren’t just average dunks, but dunks you would never expect to see from a kid who graduated from high school just about six months ago.

Williamson’s debut against the Kentucky Wildcats in Duke’s season opener was a stellar one, finishing with 28 points, as Duke defeated the Wildcats 118-84.

Williamson averages 21.3 points per game, 9.0 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in just seven contests as a freshman and continues to impress each and every game.

For an 18-year-old freshman, coming into Durham only known for his dunks, the statistics speak volumes about his game.

Before departing the high school courts, according to ESPN.com, he was rated as the No. 2 overall prospect, behind his teammate R.J. Barrett, and No. 1 power forward in the nation.

Outside of his leaping abilities, Williamson is an efficient shooter.

Shooting incredibly well and getting many high percentage chances around the rim, Williamson currently has a 66.7 field goal percentage.

Recently, Williamson showed more dominance against a Big Ten opponent, the Indiana Hoosiers, at Cameron Indoor Stadium, finishing the game with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks.

Not only 25 points, but a multitude of dunks to add to it.

Windmills and two-hand slams seem to be his two favorite dunks.

Well Duke basketball fans, if you’re looking for a primetime show this season in college hoops, Zion Williamson is definitely the primetime show.

Once again, 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds, he’s a freight train, dunk machine, and of course, a sky walker.

He is in a galaxy of his own, a galaxy of jaw-dropping dunks and highlight reel plays.

When Zion goes above the rim, it’s literally a….. JAM SESSION.