He’s only 16 years old, but five-star prospect Zion Williamson is turning heads from hoops fans across the country. Barely old enough to drive, Williamson has apparently decided flying is a more efficient means of transportation. Just look at that filthy tomahawk slam.
According to MaxPreps statistics, Williamson is averaging a cool 36.1 points, 13.1 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game. He’s considered the No. 2 overall prospect in the Class of 2018 by 247Sports, and No. 1 at the small forward position. Something tells me your jaw didn’t drop to the floor reading that.
For comparison’s sake, let’s take a look at the high school version of Vince Carter. He’s been known to throw down a nasty dunk or two in his day. Even at the McDonald’s All-American dunk contest as a high school senior, I’m not sure Carter’s dunk eclipses Williamson just from an aesthetics standpoint. You be the judge:
Don’t get me wrong, Williamson isn’t a better player than Carter. At least not yet. But for Carter, a guy that basically invented the tomahawk dunk, it’s pretty impressive to see a 16-year-old one-upping a future hall of famer on the dunk scene.
I guess it makes sense why Drake is already on the Williamson bandwagon two years before he steps foot on a college campus.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / WATCH: This 5-star prospect’s tomahawk dunk rivals Vince Carter’s best