Zion Williamson could be playing with the pros sooner than most anticipated.
USA Basketball is interested in bringing Williamson to the FIBA World Cup this summer, according to a New York Times report, which cites unidentified sources.
USA Basketball intends to gauge the interest of Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson in joining the 12-man squad it sends to China for the @FIBAWC in the late summer, league sources say
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 1, 2019
Williamson’s Duke team was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament on Sunday (Monday in Manila) and he hasn’t yet declared for the NBA draft. He is projected to be the first overall pick.
Talks of playing for Team USA will likely ensue once he hires representation, according to the report.
Williamson averaged 26 points and 8.5 rebounds through his four NCAA Tournament games. But, the Blue Devils fell short of reaching the Final Four after a 68-67 loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.