All eyes are on Zion in the NCAA tournament. This is every brilliant moment.
Zion Williamson is a human highlight reel, Dominique Wilkins reincarnated as a 6’7” tank with a built-in surface-to-air missile launcher. Every time Zion elevates, he detonates, ripping rims and sometimes defenders down with every rim-rattling stuff.
Williamson is so dynamic, CBS created a camera specifically for him. They didn’t want to miss a single millisecond of his high-flying heroics during the 2019 NCAA Tournament. And guess what? Neither did we.
Williamson lit North Dakota State up for 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the field in his first tournament game. His reel is a reminder of how dominant a player he’s been in college basketball this season, and a preview of what the team with the first-overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft can add to its franchise if the ping pong balls fall in their favor.
Williamson started the night with a massive block
North Dakota State, meet Zion Williamson. pic.twitter.com/B4i2WdufQU
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 22, 2019
But he was relatively quiet in the first half. Duke had to shake off some nerves. They’re a young team in their first NCAA tournament. The close first-half score was an indication they had to get it together.
But Williamson took over in the second half
He got his own rebound off a free throw and threw a one-handed dunk down.
ZI N again. 9️⃣-0️⃣ run pic.twitter.com/05KxfwrrY3
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 23, 2019
He somehow out-sprinted a North Dakota State guard before finishing at the rim in transition.
CAN’T STOP ZION
— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 23, 2019
He nearly obliterated the AT&T Above The Rim camera after his dunk shook the backboard beyond control.
Good god the backboard cam shake on this Zion dunk pic.twitter.com/XAlIz1wZxH
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) March 22, 2019
He even swished a three — YES, HE CAN HIT THREES.
Zion showing the range #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/UqFHlDeVkv
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 23, 2019
Williamson is a machine. He’s the machine that’s fueled the Duke’s NCAA tournament run. He’ll also fuel this post, which we’ll continue to update with every highlight he has while the Blue Devils pursue a championship.