Zion Williamson, the superstar forward out of Duke was selected No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in Thursday night's NBA draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
As a freshman, he averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks, all while shooting 68% from the field.
"I don't think it's feelings I can really describe," Williamson said after the draft. "You know, as a little kid you say you want to go to the NBA. People basically say, you've got to have a Plan B because the chances of doing it is just little to none. For me to be selected No. 1, I mean, I can't dream it no better than that."
He’ll be heading to the Pelicans as part of a blockbuster trade that sent Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and the to pick in Thursday’s draft (Williamson).
Second pick, Murray State point guard Ja Morant, went second to the Memphis Grizzlies, and RJ Barrett, Williamson's teammate at Duke, went third to the New York Knicks.
Information from Espn.com contributed to this report.