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Pelicans’ Zion Williamson projects return before mid-season

Zion Williamson says he expects his absence from New Orleans Pelicans because of his knee injury to be less than half of the regular season but is offering no specific …

Pelicans’ Zion Williamson out 6-8 weeks after knee scope

Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019

Saints’ Drew Brees describes “kinship” with Pelicans’ Zion Williamson

Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t see himself and Pelicans top draft choice Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and different sports. Brees says he sees key parallels …

Rookie sensation Zion Williamson signs with 2K, adding to whirlwind summer

The past few weeks have been a blur to Zion Williamson. He was picked No. 1 in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Zion Williamson dabbles in football fun with New Orleans Saints

Saints coach Sean Payton says Zion Williamson’s athleticism and physical stature would make the Pelicans rookie and top NBA draft choice an intriguing NFL prospect at a handful of positions, …

Zion Williamson welcomed to New Orleans by a grateful franchise

Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause as they walked into the New Orleans Pelicans’ headquarters. The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to …

UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

New Orleans Pelicans take Duke’s Zion Williamson with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

The New Orleans Pelicans selected Zion Williamson with the No. 1 pick, going with the Duke force who is considered one of the most exciting prospects in years.

UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

2019 NBA mock draft: How will Pelicans build around Zion Williamson?

The NBA couldn’t have asked for a better draft lead-in than the Anthony Davis blockbuster trade. While the first wave of headlines rightfully belonged to the Los Angeles Lakers, the …

UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019

Zion Williamson sues marketing company, alleging state law violation

Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company. He says the agency violated the state’s sports agent law. A lawsuit filed in …

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

New Orleans has bucked the odds and won the NBA’s draft lottery, and now will have the first chance at choosing Zion Williamson in the June 20 selections. The Pelicans …

Duke’s Zion Williamson, Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome declare for NBA draft

Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft. Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome also announced their plans to enter the draft.

UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019

Duke’s Zion Williamson wins AP men’s college player of the year

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson was the runaway choice, claiming 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters in ballots submitted before the NCAA Tournament in results released Friday.

Familiar look: Top seeds dominate spots for NCAA Sweet 16

The path to the Final Four will not be easy for Zion Williamson, Luke Maye, De’Andre Hunter and the other top-seeded stars in the NCAA Tournament. For the first time …

UPDATED: Sun., March 24, 2019

NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson helps Duke survive upset bid from Central Florida

NCAA Tournament: Zion Williamson made a layup over 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall in the closing seconds and RJ Barrett’s putback provided the margin of victory as top-seeded Duke held off UCF …

UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019

NCAA Tournament roundup: Duke’s Zion Williamson shines in March Madness debut

Zion Williamson had an explosive NCAA Tournament debut with 25 points to lead top-seeded Duke to an 85-62 win over North Dakota State on Friday night.

UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019

East Region preview: Zion Williamson, Duke earn tournament’s overall top seed

Zion Williamson and Duke are the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils sit atop the East Region, and their road to Minneapolis could include matchups …

Duke freshman star Zion Williamson returns – with new Nikes

Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson’s nearly flawless performance in the ACC Tournament had the college basketball world buzzing. Returning from a knee injury wearing a modified pair of Nikes, Williamson’s …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019

Top 25 rewind: Blue Devils regroup from wild week as Gonzaga looks to be No. 1

There isn’t much Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski hasn’t encountered in a Hall of Fame career featuring more than 1,100 wins and five national championships. The past week offered something new.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Jerry Brewer: NCAA needs to rethink amateurism because the next Zion Williamson was watching

In the fight against NCAA amateurism rules, in the fight against the overall financial hypocrisy of our athlete-breeding system, Zion Williamson doesn’t figure to be the revolutionary soldier.

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019

Zion Williamson freak injury ripples in basketball, business worlds

Nike says it’s investigating why Duke freshman Zion Williamson split a shoe open during a game against rival North Carolina. But the sportswear giant says it’s an “isolated occurrence.”

Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Duke stuns No. 3 Virginia with early 3s, holds on

RJ Barrett scored 26 points, Zion Williamson had 18 and No. 2 Duke used an early barrage of 3-pointers to stun No. 3 Virginia and then held off the Cavaliers, …

Top 25 Capsules: Zion Williamson leads No. 1 Duke past Clemson, 87-68

Freshman Zion Williamson had 25 points, 10 rebounds and a spectacular 360-degree dunk, and No. 1 Duke beat Clemson 87-68 on Saturday night in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.

Top 25 Capsules: Zion Williamson leads No. 2 Duke over Texas Tech at MSG

Zion Williamson had 17 points, 13 rebounds and Duke fans roaring each time he touched the ball before he fouled out, and the second-ranked Blue Devils ended No. 12 Texas …

Top 25 men’s capsules: Zion Williamson, No. 3 Duke leave Hoosiers feeling blue

Zion Williamson scored 25 points, RJ Barrett added 22 and No. 3 Duke routed Indiana 90-69 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 20, 2018

How will Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke handle Duke’s Zion Williamson, Cam Reddish? We’ll find out in the Maui Invitational final

Hachimura would be giving away roughly 50 pounds, but he is Gonzaga’s strongest interior player and had success defending 260-pound Jock Landale last season. Clarke is an option, but he’d …

Top 25 Capsules: Duke rolls over San Diego State 90-64 in Maui Invitational

R.J. Barrett scored 20 points, Cam Reddish added 16 and top-ranked Duke remained undefeated at the Maui Invitational with a 90-64 rout over San Diego State.

Stuff of dreams: Five star-studded individual matchups for Gonzaga we’d like to see at the Maui Invitational

Zion-Rui? Yes please. RJ-Snacks? Second that. Reddish-Clarke? Yup. Perkins-Williams? Yes, sir. Clarke-Jeter? Affirmative.

College basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Duke pulls away from Army

Zion Williamson had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke pulled away to beat Army 94-72 on Sunday at Durham, N.C. Cameron Reddish finished with 25 points and …