Duke’s Zion Williamson becomes first freshman to win Wooden Award since Anthony Davis

Zion Williamson is your 2019 Wooden Award winner.

He is the first freshman in Duke history to ever win the award.

He is the first freshman since Kentucky’s Anthony Davis (2011-12) to earn the honor.

Williamson averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks for Duke this season.

He beat out the likes of teammate RJ Barrett, Murray State guard Ja Morant, Tennessee forward Grant Williams and Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver.

Williamson ā€” the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft ā€” has not announced whether or not he will declare yet.

He spoke Friday about how much he has enjoyed his time at Duke.

“Just being around each other on and off the court because it was more than basketball,” Williamson said. “The brotherhood is something real. The bond we had built is second to none so I know Iā€™m going to miss that.”

The Blue Devils were the No. 1 overall seed in March Madness this season but ultimately fell to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.

Williamson’s teammates Barrett and Cam Reddish have declared for the NBA Draft.

Tre Jones has announced he is returning to school.

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