Zion Williamson is now on his way to being the next big to happen to New Orleans.
The Duke University forward has officially been drafted to the New Orleans Pelicans as the number one pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
It’s not that much of a shock since that’s what’s been rumored anyways. He’s one of the most promising players to get drafted into the NBA this year and he’s been on essentially everyone’s radar since his high school days.
“I didn’t think I’d be in the position,” Zion said after the announcement. “My mom sacrificed a lot for me. I wouldn’t be here without my mom. I just want to thank her. She put her dreams aside for mine.”
According to TMZ, his rookie contract is estimated to be worth roughly $45M over the course of four seasons.