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SportNBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach

17:31  20 june  2019
17:31  20 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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NBA Comparison: Charles Barkley/Blake Griffin. Strengths: Incredibly unique prospect from a physical attribute standpoint Notes: Measured 6'6 with a 6'10.5 wingspan and 8'7 standing reach in high school events Full name is Zion Lateef Williamson

In case you needed a reminder of how otherworldly Zion Williamson is, his high school basketball coach has a story for you.

Lee Sartor, who coached Williamson at Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina, said he witnessed two incredible feats from Williamson — and neither of them happened on the court.

"I’ve seen him throw a football 70 yards and I saw him hit a baseball over 400 feet," Sartor told USA TODAY High School Sports this week, and he expanded on those comments in an interview with TMZ.

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NBA legend Jerry West has reportedly told friends he believes Morant is the best prospect in this NBA Draft . I respectfully disagree because of the presence of Zion Williamson . But Morant is obviously intriguing for lots of reasons — most notably because he's incredibly difficult, bordering on impossible

Zion Williamson 2019 NBA Draft prospect. Strengths Built like a bull on steroids, Williamson has great strength and supreme power, to go along with guard-like agility and insane leaping ability. A modern day version of Larry Johnson. Air Barkley. If Bonzi Wells became the Incredible Hulk.

First, Sartor addressed the launching of the football, which was captured on camera.

"I actually witnessed that, and it was about 70 yards in the air," Sartor said. "The interesting this is that he threw it with his right hand, and of course, he shoots with his left."

As for the crushing of the baseball, which was also captured on camera?

"That happened between his junior and senior year as well," Sartor said. "He was just messing around out on the baseball field, and he said 'let me hit one.' And he hit the thing over the fence, about 400 feet."

And so the legend continues...

Williamson is projected to be taken with the No. 1 pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in Thursday night's NBA draft.

NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach
NBA draft: Legend of Zion Williamson grows with incredible story from HS coach

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