If you don’t know the name Zion Williamson, start remembering it immediately. The Duke freshman forward is built like a NFL tight end or even lineman, has the hops of a kangaroo, and is about to take the college basketball world by storm with a full arsenal of viral dunks.
Listed at 6-foot-7 and 285-pounds, Williamson’s freak athleticism doesn’t seem logical at times. Yet, the Spartanburg Day School (SC) product just made dunking from the free throw line look like a casual stroll in the park.
Slow the video down and you can tell Williamson took off right at the free throw line. It looks so effortless for the YouTube dunking sensation turned college freshman.
Here is another look at it:
That’s flat-out ridiculous, if not otherworldly. He did it while dribbling, too, and not running like a lot of people who attempt that dunk.
An even crazier part is Williamson shoots left-handed, but threw that down with his right.
Oh, you want to see more? Check out this mixtape from just his senior season:
Williamson already broke the Duke vertical jump record, but this slam ahead of the Blue Devils’ exhibition games in Toronto should make everyone’s jaws drop.
After the dunk, the first person to greet Williamson is teammate and fellow freshman R.J. Barrett, the consensus No. 1 player in the 2018 class. He, too, can fly.
There’s a good chance freshman Cameron Reddish, who will reportedly sit out of three games in Canada with a strained groin, could pull it off as well.
Covering those three players in high school was a treat. Seeing what they could do at the prep level was unreal. Just get ready, though, because the rest of the world is about to see what the next generation of basketball talent looks like this season.
And nobody will undoubtedly fire up fans everywhere, or fly, quite like Williamson.