Zion Williamson has been a real revelation since making his debut with the New Orleans Pelicans this season. The NBA 2019 first-draft pick, along with Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant, played in the NBA Rising Stars game on Friday. Zion Williamson has bagged 30 points in each of his past two games. The highly-rated Orleans' star is averaging 22.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in 10 contests.
Pelicans’ Zion Williamson on visit with President Barack Obama: “First off, he’s a cool dude, man. It’s Obama, come on.” pic.twitter.com/XjGZYmuQXB— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 15, 2020
As per a report from ESPN reporter Malika Andrews, Barack Obama visited with players participating in the Rising Stars Game during NBA All-Star Weekend as part of an NBA Cares event. Barack Obama spoke with Zion Williamson and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young for a good 30 minutes while helping them fill backpacks for under-resourced students and teachers. Zion Williamson was quoted as saying "This could be No.1. I don't want to say it is No.1 right now because the draft might be one, but this is definitely top two."
Ja Morant hooks up with his former high-school teammate Zion Williamson for the 50ft LOB and SLAM 🤩 pic.twitter.com/IMP9sMf6JR— ClutchPoints NBA (@ClutchPointsNBA) February 15, 2020