Zion Williamson does things on a routine basis that raises the question: “Is this a thing that human beings are able to do?”
The first half of Duke’s Sweet 16 matchup on Friday against Virginia Tech wasn’t even 10 minutes old before he already had two highlight-reel plays.
First, this putback dunk in which the poor Hokie defender was better off just not jumping for that rebound:
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Five minutes later, there was this ridiculous block which he hammered off the backboard. It might have been goaltending, but the referees were better off not calling it:
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That block was so jaw-dropping that everyone almost stopped playing afterwards.
There isn't even a scheduled timeout right now. They just had to stop the clock after that Zion block
— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) March 30, 2019
And he was not done. Williamson had another dunk-block highlight combo in the second half. First, this alley-oop in which his head might have been level with the rim:
And then he had a block from behind after being beaten off the dribble, a recovery that few defenders are capable of.
Zion's been his own highlight reel tonight. pic.twitter.com/BT87jbSGX0
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That, ladies and gentlemen, is why Zion Williamson is unquestionably the No. 1 pick come draft time.
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