Zion Williamson Biography

February 25, 2019
First published on:December 20, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Zion Williamson

Birth Name Zion Williamson
Father Lateef Williamson
Mother Sharonda Sampson
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Birth Place Salisbury, North Carolina
Currently Working For Duke Blue Devils; Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Salary $45,000
Net Worth Yet being calculated
Weight in KG 129 kg (285 lb)
Girlfriend Tiana White
Currently Married No
Profession Basketball Player
Current City North Carolina
Came to fame after Slam Dunking videos
School attended Spartanburg Day School
University attended Duke University
Current team Duke Blue Devils
Position in Team Small Forward/ Power Forward
Horoscope Cancer
Birth Date July 7, 2000
Siblings Noah Williamson
School Location North Carolina
No. of Twitter Followers 177k
No. of Instagram Followers 2.1 million
Height 6 feet 7 inch (2.01m)
Weight 129 kg (285 lb)

Zion Williamson is an American college Basketball Player, who plays for Duke University's Basketball team, Duke Blue Devils as their Small Forward/ Power Forward. He has played for other teams like Spartanburg Day Griffins during his high school.



As a Small Forward/ Power Forward, Zion reportedly earns around $45,000 as his yearly salary from Duke Blue Devils. In addition, his professional career has not yet started, so Zion's net worth is yet to be determined.

Zion Williamson Net Worth, Salary, and Future Contracts

As per reports, the NBA has the highest average salary out of all the major sports leagues in the world. That includes the National Football League, National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, Premier League, and La Liga

The young players in the league and the current batch of 2018 players who are expected to make the 2019 NBA draft will make a huge amount of earnings. As per reports, Zion is expected to go right to the very top of the NBA. Zion Williamson is currently projected to be the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

CAPTION: Zion Williamson SOURCE: slamonline.com

As Williamson currently plays for the University team, his net worth is yet to be determined. Further, the player earns an average salary of $45,000 with Duke Blue Devils.

There is an assumption that Zion will probably be sponsored by NIKE. Among the young batch players, Williamson is projected to be the highest earning athlete in 2019. If he is represented by NIKE, then Williamson could gain a similar deal like of LeBron James. 

If Williamson got drafted in the first round with an overall first pick, then his salary will be $8 million. The famous college star athlete is often compared to players like LeBron James and Julius Randle.

He is also expected to make $1 billion from his NBA career and be included into the $1 billion clubs with three other athletes Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Floyd Mayweather. Zion could be earning $40 million a year plus for more than 11 years. He could earn around $500 million in career earnings just from salaries alone. 

Zion Williamson Personal Life

As per his relationship status, Williamson is currently involved in a romantic relationship with his beautiful high school girlfriend Tiana White.

Currently, Tiana is a senior, and she'll graduate this year, i.e. 2019, from Spartanburg Day School. Tiana is currently on the cheerleading squad, on the Volleyball team, and on the track and field team.

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The 6 foot 7 inch with 285 pounds weight, Williamson is a unique player, who has already gained more than 2.3 million Instagram followers and more than 177k Twitter followers. He is reported to be the 2nd heaviest player in NBA next season beside Boban Marjanovic.

In 2018, he was named South Carolina Mr. Basketball.

Regarding the personal life of Zion Williamson, he is 18 years old. Further, his star sign is Cancer.

Zion Williamson Early Life and Education

Zion Williamson was born on July 7, 2000, in Salisbury, North Carolina to parents Lateef Williamson and Sharonda Sampson. Williamson is American and belongs to African- American ethnic group. He grew up along with his siblings, Noah Williamson.

Born in an athletic family, Williamson learned basketball from his mother, at an early age. His father played professional football as a defensive lineman, while his mother was a pro sprinter. Later, Williamson trained with his stepfather to improve his skills as a point guard. 

CAPTION: Zion Williamson Parents SOURCE: Duke Coach Adam Rowe/Twitter

Williamson attended Spartanburg Day School in North Carolina, where he played for his high school basketball team.

Williamson, in his high school career, held an average of 36.4 points and 11.4 rebounds. During high school, he was a 5-star recruit. On January 20, 2018, Williamson committed to play for Duke University and played the pre-season game for the Duke Blue Devils Men's Basketball Team.

Zion Williamson Professional Life

As of 2018, Zion's professional career is yet to be started as he plays college basketball for Duke. He is projected to be the first pick player in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft. During his high school, in June 2016, Williamson was a top performer at the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Top 100 camp.

As a senior, he averaged 36.4 points and 11.4 rebounds per game, winning his third state title. Williamson was selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game and he also took part in the Nike Hoop Summit.  

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He also received a football scholarship offer from Louisana State University, who wanted him to be a tight end, but he did not show interest.

Williamson committed to play basketball for Duke University's team Blue Devils over Clemson and South Carolina. At Duke, Williamson joined R. J. Barrett and Cameron Reddish, the two best recruits, making it the first time a college signed the top-3 recruits in a class since modern recruiting rankings began.

Despite his heavyweight, he is known for his speed and stamina. NBA player Kevin Durant described him as a "once-in-a-generation type athlete". Basketball coach Roy Wiliams reportedly told Williamson that he is the best player since Michael Jordan.

During his high school, Williamson drew national attention for his slam dunks. He is considered one of the best high school dunkers in history. NBA point guard John Wall likened Williamson's in-game dunking ability to that of Vince Carter.  Another famous and highest paid basketball player Stephen Curry was also impressed with his dunking ability.

When Zion declares for the NBA draft, due to his already impressive image, he will be offered a huge contract. If Zion goes first overall in the draft then his salary straight away will be around $8 million.

Zion Williamson Facts

Some of the facts of the famous college basketball player are:

  • Age: Born on  July 6, 2000, he is 18 years.
  • Famous for: Slam-Dunking Ability and Physical Features
  • Height: 6 feet 7 inch (2.01m)
  • Weight; 129 kg (285 lbs)
  • Salary: $45,000
  • He is projected to be the highest earning basketball player in 2019

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