Is Zion Williamson the most overhyped college basketball prospect?
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Is Zion Williamson the most overhyped college basketball prospect?

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Basketball and YouTube phenom Zion Williamson has committed to play for Duke in the Fall of 2018. Williamson's ferocious dunks have gained him a huge following, including rapper Drake, but is he the real deal? No one over 6 feet tall and 275 pounds should move like him, but Williamson's freak athleticism and high energy make him legit. Still, without a jump shot, he will be easy to coral at the next level by smart coaches and more athletic competition. What do you think? 🏀

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At 6 feet, 6 inches, and 275-pounds, Zion Williamson should not be able to do the things he does. He is blessed with unreal athleticism that allows him to dazzle and startle basketball fans with his scary powerful dunks. Not only that, he maximizes that athletic ability by running the break hard and crashing the boards with no regard for anyone standing in his way.

People like to point to the jumper and say he won't have the tools to succeed at the next level, but his shot will improve and he won't even need it to dominated college basketball. Williamson is legit.

All that athleticism isn't going to help Williamson when he encounters players just as big and athletic as him. Anyone can dominate in high school when most of the players are 6 feet, 4 inches max, but without real skills like a jump shot, real footwork or consistent dribbling, he's just another guy who can jump really high.

Williamson made a name for himself bullying smaller players, but he will find it hard to function against the better athletes at the college level. At this point, Williamson is just a dunker without substance. He is overhyped.

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