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April 15, 2019
Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft. The AP national player of the year is widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft. The Atlantic Coast Conference player and rookie of the year averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds while becoming the charismatic face of college basketball this season.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft.

Widely projected as the top overall pick in the June draft, the AP national player of the year announced his decision Monday.

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson captivated all of college basketball with his freakish, once-in-a-generation athleticism, his energy at both ends of the floor and his omnipresent charisma.

The Atlantic Coast Conference player and rookie of the year averaged 22.6 points — tied for the league lead with teammate RJ Barrett — and 8.9 rebounds. Along the way, he became the face of college basketball this season, routinely coming up with at least one highlight-reel play or show-stopping dunk per game.

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