Zion Williamson will make his a lot anticipated return to the Duke Blue Devils’ lineup tonight because the Dukies tackle Syracuse within the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.

Williamson missed the ultimate 5 video games of the common season after struggling a light knee sprain when his Nike PG 2.5s exploded, and several other NBA stars suggested him to take the remainder of the season off.

However, the projected #1 general decide has formally been cleared to return, and he is nonetheless hungry for a nationwide championship.

Zion Williamson Speaks On Decision To Play In ACC Tournament: Video

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To put it merely, the 18-year previous phenom simply likes to hoop, so that is what he will do.

Says Zion, “For the those who assume I ought to simply cease enjoying in school and concentrate on the NBA: thanks, however no thanks.”

In 26 video games this season, Zion is averaging 21.6 factors and eight.eight rebounds. Needless to say, the Blue Devils haven’t been the identical with out him within the lineup. Duke went Three-2 within the 5 video games with out Williamson within the lineup and so they enter the ACC Tournament because the #Three seed.

If they defeat Syracuse tonight (sport airing on ESPN at 9:30pm ET), they’re going to have an opportunity to avenge their two common season losses to UNC within the semifinals. The #2 Tar Heels will tackle the Louisville Cardinals at 7:00, with the winner taking up both Duke or Syracuse.

This time round, it seems like Williamson might be ditching the Nike PG 2.5 in favor of the Nike Kyrie four.