Zion Williamson is back — but with a different sneaker
It’s gotta be the shoes.
Zion Willamson will return to Duke’s lineup Thursday night for the first time since injuring his knee after one of his sneakers exploded on Feb. 20. It appears he will do so without the Nike PG 2.5s he was wearing that night.
According to a photo posted on Twitter by Sports Illustrated’s “The Crossover,” the likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft will switch to Kyrie Irving’s brand Kyrie 4s — also a Nike brand — in Duke’s ACC tournament opener against Syracuse in Charlotte.
With the 6-7 Williamson averaging 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds, Duke was 23-2 with the freshman sensation its lineup this season (26-5 overall). He missed the final five games of the regular season after he was injured in the opening minutes of the Blue Devils’ loss to rival North Carolina more than three weeks ago.