Zion Williamson announced on Monday evening that he will be declaring for the NBA draft and signing with an agent.
None of us saw this coming from the consensus National Player of the Year and the favorite to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft. This one is a shocker.
Keep in mind, with the rule changes, Zion can sign with an agent and return to school with his eligibility intact as long as he doesn’t accept anything from that agent outside of what is legal. He can keep his options open if he receives feedback from the NBA that he doesn’t like.
That, of course, is sarcasm.
Because Zion is the biggest brand that we have ever seen come through the collegiate ranks.
He’s going to be worth nine figures before he can legally drink a beer and I would not be shocked to see him develop into one of the 15 best players in the NBA within three years.
Good luck, Zion. It was a joy to watch you dunk on everyone and everything for seven months.