Duke basketball is up in Canada for a preseason trip: practices and a series of exhibition games, which starts tomorrow (Aug. 15). At a practice session in Toronto, Zion Williamson took flight, and sent basketball twitter ablaze.
First, Canadian wunderkind RJ Barrett tried a dunk from the free throw line; however, right after Barrett threw one down from just inside the stripe, Williamson went for the real deal.
R.J. Barrett comes close to the free-throw line, and Zion Williamson shows him how it’s done 👀 🔥 😮 pic.twitter.com/ESTcRdUIAS
— theScore (@theScore) August 14, 2018
Here’s another look of Williamson sky-walking up in Toronto. This is wildly impressive, especially when you remember: this dude weighs 285 pounds, according to Duke. This is basically someone the size of Julius Peppers flying through the air with grace. Wow.
ZION WILLIAMSON FROM THE FT LINE. @ZionW32
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) August 14, 2018
Williamson and Barrett are, of course, 40 percent of Duke’s prized 2018 recruiting class. The Blue Devils open the 2018-19 regular season on Nov. 6 against John Calipari and Kentucky.
Game Schedule for Canada Series
Aug. 15: Duke — Ryerson, 7 p.m.
Aug. 17: Duke — University of Toronto, 6 p.m.
Aug. 19: Duke vs. McGill, 3 p.m.
Note: The games will be televised on ESPN+