What You NEED To Know About Zion Williamson (Ft. Duke, NBA Potential, LeBron James, and Dunks)
- に公開 2018/11/08
- Zion Williamson in Duke’s first college basketball game was amazing, but not just because Zion dunked it or could shoot. Here’s his secret. Instagram- @mj2k_allday #Zion #NBA #Duke #ZionWilliamson
I told y’all. Zion Williamson is more than just an athletic dunker. I know it’s been one game, but there were intangibles that I saw that I’ve been seeing for sometime now and they are special.
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If you didn’t catch Duke’s massacre of Kentucky, RJ Barrett went for 33 and Zion went for 28, but oh there was so much more to Zion than his scoring so I wanted to break that down. But first, subscribe if you’re new and hit that like button. Let’s aim for the amount of times Zion sways back and forth, 3215. And with all this NBA JPclips and NBA playmaker drama going on who knows what’s gonna happen so follow me on the gram cause I interact more there and comment down below which team you think Zion will end up in cause I’m curious. Now let’s get into it.
Zion Williamson is special. And I’m not referring to his 280 pound frame or his 45 inch vertical because everyone knows that and they know he can do this. Zion is special because of his intangibles. I’ve mentioned this before in my other Zion video and I’m gonna say it again. Zion is a playmaker, he has good court vision. He’s looking to get other people involved. I’m not saying he’s Ricky Rubio or Magic Johnson, but he has this trait of hitting his teammates with a pass that is in rhythm and throwing a pass where they will be. He’s not just hitting the open man, he’s hitting his players in stride and in their spots. While the stats show only 2 assists, there were passes that Zion was making that didn’t lead to an assist, but led to a foul or his teammate missing the shot, but they were great passes nonetheless. He hit a wrap around passes from the right side to a cutting teammate who got fouled but it was an example of the type of court vision he has. That bounce pass was a quick decision in transition. That other bounce passes was in stride and threaded through traffic. Just because he doesn’t pass the ball so often doesn’t mean he can’t do it. Those passes were LeBron-esque, the type of passes that we compliment Ben Simmons for. So we gotta give Zion similar props, especially because people still don’t realize he has this about him and at that size, no one is stopping him. On top of that, he’s a leader. Everytime any of his teammates did anything good, Zion was the first teammate there hyping them up. You could see genuine excitement coming from him. Anytime something bad happened, Zion was the first one there patting his teammate’s back and being a calming presence. And that’s just stuff you can’t teach. That’s what makes me so excited for Zion, because he’s not just a man with crazy talent. He’s a guy who loves the game with such a passion, that he’s willing to do whatever to play it and play it better. He’s not a John Wall type who thinks he’s so talented and better than everyone else. He wants to work on his game because he loves the game. And you could see the passing, the leadership, the floor general capabilities in the exhibition games. That’s why he’s so comfortable with sharing the ball with his teammates.
There was no one on the floor that could stop him. Zion only missed 2 shots and all the stuff he did was super sustainable. He can finish at the rim through contact, he can get by anyone from the perimeter because he’s that quick and that strong, the jumpshooting is yet to be seen but in the exhibition games and even now, he has shown confidence in his shot. And he did hold that follow through. It’s looking smooth and that’s all you can ask for. If he’s making open shots, then the rest of his game becomes even easier. Don’t forget, Zion developed all of this by his first game. He still got a whole season under Coach K and that boy works hard. His handles and everything were cool but still pretty basic. It’s enough to initiate an offense and get buy people which he did. RJ Barrett’s game on the other hand was amazing, but some of those tough layups he was hitting didn’t seem sustainable. 22 of those 33 points looked sustainable and hey that’s a lot. RJ is supposed to be the best player right now and man was he special, but for different reasons.
Zion is special. Yes for his athleticism, yes for size, but don’t forget about his playmaking ability and his leadership cause those are also things you just can’t teach. But what do you think? Who’s better Zion or RJ? Will Zion develop an outside shot? Will he go #1 in the draft. Let me know in the comments down below.