Born and raised in North Carolina, Zion Williamson is an American professional basketball player. He played for New Orleans Pelicans for NBA. He led the team to three straight state championships, earning south Carolina Mr. Basketball at the time of his college year.
Graduated From Spartanburg Day School
Zion Lateef Williamson was born on 6th July 2000, in Salisbury, North Carolina, the United States. He belongs to African-American ethnicity and holds American citizenship.
He is one of two kids of Lateef Williamson (father) and Sharonda Sampson (mother). He and his brother Noah Anderson was raised in North Carolina.
He went to Johnakin Middle School in Marion, South Carolina. While he was in middle school, his mother used to coach Zion for his career in basketball. In his middle school, he only lost three games in two years and even led his team to victory with 8-1, winning the title.
Williamson got enrolled at Spartan Burg Day School in South Carolina where he played basketball for the Griffins. Zion even won the ArmUnder our Elite 24 showcase dunk contest in New York City while he was studying in the Spartanburg Day School.
Ranked Number One Player By 247Sports
Zion Williamson got his first college basketball scholarship in his freshman year in high school. In 2016, he received a scholarship offer from Duke and a football scholarship from LSU, but he did not show interest in both. He played well in his junior season and was ranked number one player in 2018 by recruiting service 247Sports.
In January 2018, Zion was committed to Duke. Mike Krzyzewski coached him; Mike was one of the legendary coaches who ever coached college basketball. William was one of the first to land the top three recruits in class since the modern recruiting ranking began.
In 2019, he played for the NCAA tournament. There was a camera kept only form him to capture his work throughout the tournament. He became the first player in school history to record 25 points, ten rebounds, and four assists in an NCAA Tournament game.
Zion declared eligibility for the 2019 NBA draft on 15th April 2019. Two months later, New Orleans Pelicans drafted him with the first pick in the 2019 NBA draft and signed officially with Pelicans on 1st July 2019.
Zion made his professional kick-off as a basketball player on 22nd January 2020. He played for 18 minutes with 22 points and seven rebounds with 17 consecutive points in 3:08 minutes.
Has Net Worth Of $8 Million
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Zion Williamson has an estimated net worth of $8 million in 2020. Zion has gathered his wealth from his career as a basketball player.
Zion has signed the deal of two years with New Orleans Pelican, with $20 million on 1st July 2019. He has a deal with Nike for five years for $75 million.
Zion is active on Instagram; he has 4.5 million followers on his Instagram. According to some sites, his estimated earning is $8,961-$14,935 per post.
The Basketball player owns a four-door Jeep Wrangle, which costs around $41,800.
Dating His College Sweet Heart
Zion Williamson is currently dating his college Sweetheart Tiana White. The couple started dating since college days.
The couple, as of now, has been dating for a long time. The pair is yet to reveal plans of engagement or wedding. As Zion and Tiana are secretive regarding their relationship, it is not clear whether the pair is still together or has already broken up.
The Zion stands for 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 129 kg.