Zion Williamson Net Worth|Wiki|Bio|Career: A Basketball Player, his Earnings, Career, Height, Age
Facts of Zion Williamson Net Worth|Wiki|Bio|Career: A Basketball Player, his Earnings, Career, Height, Age
|Net worth||$27.3 million|
|Date of Birth:||2000 July 6|
|Last Name||Lateef Williamson|
|Age:||22 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States|
|Height:||6 Feet 6 Inch|
A popular American professional basketball player, Zion Lateef Williamson who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA has an estimated net worth of around $27.3 Million as of 2022. The Pelicans selected him in the 2019 NBA Draft after a freshman-year stint with the Duke Blue Devils.
Earning and Assets of Zion
Being a professional basketball player, his primary source of income comes from the games and clubs he played for. And recently his net worth is said to be around $27.3 million. With his talent and skills in basketball games, his possession is supposed to increase significantly much more.
His salary is about $7.5 million per winning game. Zion signed a record sneaker deal with Nike during his rookie season. On July 23, 2019, Nike officially signed Zion for an exclusive shoe contract for $75 million over five years. Zion also endorses and has deals with big brands like Gatorade and Mountain Dew. Zion's Lavish Mansion is the former home of 76ers Center, Greg Monroe located in New Orleans worth $874,500. And he drives a new Jeep Wrangler that is worth over $35,000 with customizations of another $10,000, a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon 2020 worth $150,000, and a brand new AMG GT63 worth $160,000.
Zion was born on July 6, 2000, in Salisbury, North Carolina. When he was 5 years old he began to set his sights on becoming a college basketball star. By the age of 9, he began to wake up every morning to go for training. Zion competed in Youth League while his mom coached and he played for the Sumter Falcons on the Amateur Athletic Union circuit, facing opponents four years older than him. He later began to practice with his stepfather, former college basketball player Lee Anderson. In middle school, Zion was the point guard and lost only three games in two years.
Career and Achievements
Zion attended Spartanburg School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he played basketball for the Griffins. In eighth and ninth grade, he grew from 5 ft 9 inches to 6 ft 3 inches. In the summer leading up to his first season, he competed for the South Carolina Hornets AAU team as well, where he was teammates with Ja Morant. As a freshman, Zion averaged 24.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 3.3 steals, and 3.0 blocks, earning All-State and All-Region honors. Zion also led the Spartanburg Day to a South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) state championship appearance.
As a junior, Zion averaged 36.8 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2.5 blocks per game. Entering the season, Zion was listed among the 50 players selected for the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award. Starting in the 2016–17 season, Zion was propelled into the national spotlight for his viral highlight videos. Zion's highlights also drew the attention of NBA player Stephen Curry and received praise from him. On December 30, Zion recorded 31 points and 14 rebounds to win the most valuable player (MVP) at the Farm Bureau Insurance Classic. In the year 2017, Zion received worldwide publicity after rapper Drake wore his jersey in an Instagram post.
In his senior season, Zion averaged 36.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Zion debuted on November 15, 2017, erupting for 46 points and 15 rebounds in a 70–62 loss to Christ School. In his home opener, Zion recorded 29 points and 11 rebounds, leading the Griffins to a comprehensive 70–55 win over Hammond School. On March 28, Zion played in the 2018 McDonald's All-American Game, where he scored 8 points in 17 minutes before leaving with a thumb injury.
Zion played in a preseason game for Duke on August 15, 2018, in an 86–67 win over Canadian university Ryerson, recording a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds and shooting 3-of-4 from three-point range. On November 6, in his first regular season game with Duke, Zion scored 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting in 23 minutes in a 118–84 win over Kentucky at the Champions Classic. On January 5, 2019, Zion displayed another strong performance against Clemson, with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and a 360-degree dunk in 22 minutes. On April 15, 2019, Zion declared his eligibility for the 2019 NBA draft.
On June 20, 2019, the New Orleans Pelicans drafted Zion with the first pick in the 2019 NBA draft and On July 1, 2019, he officially signed with the Pelicans. In his first eight games, Zion scored at least 20 points in four consecutive games, the longest streak by any rookie of the season; he also tied the longest streak in the Pelicans franchise history, scoring at least 20 points in six of his eight games, and tying the record for the seventh-most among all rookies after a 125–119 win over the Chicago Bulls on February 7. On September 15, Zion was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. On February 23, 2021, Zion was selected for his first NBA All-Star Game. During the season, Zion also achieved one of the biggest achievements of his career by tying with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record for the longest streak of at least 20-point games. On July 6, 2022, Zion signed a 5-year rookie extension with the New Orleans Pelicans worth $193 million guaranteed, increasing to $231 million if he makes an All-NBA team in the 2022-2023 season.
His Major Achievements are
NBA All-Star (2021)
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2020)
Consensus National College Player of the Year (2019)
Consensus first-team All-American (2019)
ACC Athlete of the Year (2019)
ACC Player of the Year (2019)
Wayman Tisdale Award (2019)
Karl Malone Award (2019)
ACC Rookie of the Year (2019)
ACC Tournament MVP (2019)
South Carolina Mr. Basketball (2018)
Personal Life and Family
Zion was born in Salisbury, North Carolina to Lateef Williamson (Father) and Sharonda Sampson (Mother). He is 6ft 6 inches tall and weighs around 284 pounds. Zion is popularly known for his speed and leaping ability. When Zion was five years old, his parents got divorced, and his mother got married to Lee Anderson, a former Clemson college basketball player.
Zion is currently dating his high school girlfriend Tiana White. But there are some rumors that Zion and Tiana broke up recently.
Engagement in Social Media
Despite being a talented and hardworking athlete, he stays connected with his fans very often through his social media. Zion has 5.1 million followers on his Instagram, where he posts about his life, career, games, and his events. Zion has 485K followers on Twitter and about 950K followers on Facebook.
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