Zion Williamson: Future LeBron in the Making


Hector A., Blogger

Zion Williamson is a 16-year-old small forward and power forward you’re going to want to know.

He was born on July 6, 2000 in Salisbury, NC. He started playing basketball at age five and played against nine-year-olds on the Sumter Falcons AAU team. His parents are Lateef Williamson and Sharonda Sampson. His father was a defensive lineman for NC State before transferring to Livingstone College. His mother was a sprinter at Livingstone.

Williamson is currently a junior at Spartanburg Day school. He is six feet and six inches. He’s played varsity for 35 games. He averages 36.8 points, 3.2 assist, 3 steals, and 2.8 blocks per game. He also plays for two different teams in different leagues, Game Elite and SC Supreme.

He and teammate Chandler Lindsey are Spartanburg’s power duo. Williamson and Lindsey are dunk monsters and Chandler is only five feet 11 inches. Zion wears the number 12 and Chandler wears number two. People say he’s one of the most exciting player to watch since LeBron James. I could see why. They both have speed, height, and insane dunks.

Duke’s whole coaching staff has watch Williamson play more then once. He has offers from South Carolina, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, and Kansas. As a freshman he led his school team to the State Championship game, but sadly lost. The next year he brought his team back and won. He won back to back state championship games.