These are Zion Williamson’s high school stats, averages for Spartanburg Day High School

No doubt Zion Williamson had made a name for himself prior to stepping onto the court of Cameron Indoor Stadium as a Duke Blue Devil.

The left-handed freshman has amazed basketball fans over the last couple years with his unbelievable high-flying dunks, ridiculous blocks and man-among-boys rebounds while playing for Spartanburg Day High School in South Carolina.

I ask: With all those eyes watching him and playing alongside several other highly-touted incoming freshman, that the 6-7 forward could actually come in and have his game translate to the college game so easily? Who would have wagered on a gambling platform like Dafabet betting online that Zion would have been not only met those expectations of greatness, but continue the insane level of highlight worthy performances? It just doesn’t normally happen this way.

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We think it not only speaks to his abilities but the other parts of his game that couldn’t be accessed or translated in short clips on Instagram. Contrary to what many think, basketball isn’t just talent and athleticism. In order to succeed against higher and higher levels of competition one not only has to be more talented and more athletic, but have to understand the game at a higher level. We’re talking intelligence, the ability to read defenses, spacing, and other intangible parts of the game. It’s more than putting up big numbers and scoring averages.

Don’t get us wrong, Zion is putting up great numbers.

Believe it or not, Zion didn’t even come into college as the #1 ranked freshman. That honor went to R.J. Barrett, Williamson’s teammate at Duke. And though Barrett has also done very well, Zion has been the talk of the early season. On top of young man’s eye-popping highlights, his all-around game, balance, smarts and control has catapulted him to being the #1 pick of the next NBA Draft, if he chooses to leave Duke.

He’s already getting unfair comparisons to LeBron James. That’s nuts and goes to show you how excited everyone is about Williamson.

Zion Williamson Stats: Treating College Like High School

It’s hard to believe that with all the hype and hoopla Williamson created that he could actually exceed our wants and needs.

In Zion’s Freshman year in high school, he ended up playing in 20 games and averaged 24.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 3.3 steals in about 27 minutes per game. In his short Freshman campaign for Duke (3 games as of this post), he’s already beasting out and averaging 25.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.7 steals in 25.3 minutes per game. At this point, he’s taken 39 shots and made 32 of them. Can you say prodigious?

Zion Williamson's High School Stats
Season Class Games Mins Points FG% Res Asts Steals Blks TOs Fouls
14-15 FR 20 27.5 24.4 57.0% 9.4 2.8 3.3 3 2 1.7
15-16 SOPH 26 28.7 28.3 73.6% 10.4 2.5 2.7 3.9 1.9 1.7
16-17 JR 35 29.4 36.8 76.3% 13 3.2 3 2.5 2.3 1.3
17-18 SR 19 23.4 36.4 78.2% 11.4 3.5 3.4 2.3 1.8 0.9
TOTALS 100 27.7 32 72.3% 11.3 3 3 2.9 2 1.4

Zion Williamson High School Career Highs & Averages

In his four-year, 100-game career with Spartanburg Day, Zion Williamson averaged 32 points on 72.3% from the field, pulled in 11.3 rebounds, and passed for 3 assists. Defensively he’s no slouch either, he had high school averages of 3 steals and 2.9 blocks. Those weren’t empty stats either as all that culminated in three consecutive state titles.

What was the phenom’s career highs while in high school? As a Junior, Zion scored 53 points for Spartanburg in the Chick-fil-A Classic in 2016.  You can see the highlights of that outburst below:

He also set a tournament record for scoring 51 points in the State Championship, as many points as the other team scored, easily leading his Griffins to a State title in 2017. The final score was 76-51.

Obviously, it’s not going to be as easy for Zion once the ACC regular season starts. We understand it’s really early especially because two of Zion’s first three games have come against lesser opponents like Eastern Michigan and McGill.

Still we think that Zion has shown enough maturity, patience, intelligence and strength to continue to succeed. You see, all many of us knew of Zion prior to college were just highlights, we now know that’s he’s much much much more than that. As Jalen Rose has said “(Zion Williamson) is something the game hasn’t seen.” And because of that, we’re hyped up to see what Zion Williamson has in store for us this season.

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