It’s an exciting time to be a Duke Blue Devils fan. Zion Williamson, R.J. Barret, and Cameron Redish are already turning heads and could be three of the first five picks in the 2019 NBA Draft, which would be the first time in NBA history.
College teammates have been taken in the top five of the NBA Draft 14 times.— Josh Eberley ???? (@JoshEberley) August 20, 2018
If R.J. Barrett, Cameron Reddish, and Zion Williamson all go top five, it'd be the first time ever three players were drafted from the same program that high.
Standing at 6-foot-7and weighing 285 pounds, Williamson is an athletic freak of nature. Touted to play either the power forward or small forward positon, the 18-year-old is perhaps the most exciting of the trio. Known for his unfathomable athleticism displayed by electrifying dunks, there is little doubt Williamson will be taken in the top five if he declares next summer.
The next prospect is Canadian-born R.J. Barrett, who, like Williamson, is listed at 6-foot-7. The small forward is also long, athletic, and possesses a graceful finesse to his game which differs to Williamson. The 18-year-old is a more natural scorer and, much like Williamson, will no doubt be selected within the top five next summer if he chooses to enter the draft.