Zion Williamson is expected to be the first overall pick in the NBA Entry Draft in June. The draft lottery will go down on Tuesday which means the Duke Blue Devils star will most likely know who he’ll be going to ahead of time. There is a ton of hype around Williamson with many believing he could make an immediate impact in the league. His athleticism has made him a spectacle out on the court who is constantly making highlight reel plays thanks to his monstrous dunks and blocks.
One of the players Zion is constantly compared to is Detroit Pistons star, Blake Griffin. Griffin is a dunking machine and was recently asked by TMZ Sports about Zion and whether he can be one of the best dunkers to ever play in the NBA.
“If he keeps playing like he is, he’s going to be a monster,” Griffin said. “He’s a really good basketball player he can do a lot of stuff. He’s going to be really, really good. He’s probably going to do some things that we haven’t seen in a while.”
Griffin’s words are some pretty high praise considering Williamson hasn’t played a single game in the NBA. It’s clear that many have high hopes for the burgeoning young star and the league would do nothing but benefit if he lives up to the hype.