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Dahil sa ina: Top pick Zion Williamson naiyak

Hindi napigilan ni 2019 NBA 1st overall pick Zion Williamson ang maluha nang sambitin ang kanyang pangalan para maging opisyal ng parte ng professional league.

Saad ni Williamson habang namumugto pa ang mata, hanga siya sa naging sakripisyo ng ina at pasalamat dahil naabot niya ang kanyang pangarap dahil sa kanyang magulang.

“I don’t know what to say. I didn’t think I’d be in this position. My mom sacrificed a lot for me. I wouldn’t be here without my mom,” saad ng 6-foot-7 forward. “She put her dreams aside for mine.”

Hindi na sorpresa ang pagkakapili kay Williamson bilang cream of the crop, matagal nang sinisipat ng team scouts dahil sa kakaibang body frame nito na halos 290 pounds, dagdag pa ang liksi nito at athleticism.

Sa kanyang nag-iisang season sa Duke, nag-average siya ng 22.6 points at 8.9 rebounds.

Samantala, second pick naman ng Memphis Grizzlies si Ja Morant, isang scoring guard na inaasahang magiging sentro ng rebuilding matapos nilang ipamigay si Mike Conley.

Ang kampi naman ni Zion sa Duke na si RJ Barrett ang kinuha ng New York Knicks para sa third overall pick.

Heto ang buong listahan ng first round sa 2019 NBA Draft:

1 New Orleans Pelicans – Zion Williamson F – Duke

2 Memphis Grizzlies – Ja Morant G – Murray State

3 New York Knicks – RJ Barrett G – Duke

4 Los Angeles Lakers – De’Andre Hunter F – Virginia

5 Cleveland Cavaliers – Darius Garland G – Vanderbilt

6 Phoenix Suns – Jarrett Culver G – Texas Tech

7 Chicago Bulls – Coby White G – North Carolina

8 Atlanta Hawks – Jaxson Hayes C – Texas

9 Washington Wizards – Rui Hachimura F – Gonzaga

10 Atlanta Hawks – Cam Reddish F – Duke

11 Minnesota Timberwolves – Cam Johnson F – North Carolina

12 Charlotte Hornets – PJ Washington F – Kentucky

13 Miami Heat – Tyler Herro G – Kentucky

14 Boston Celtics – Romeo Langford G – Indiana

15 Detroit Pistons – Sekou Doumbouya F – France

16 Orlando Magic – Chuma Okeke F – Auburn

17 Brooklyn Nets – Nickeil Alexander-Walker G – Virginia Tech

18 Indiana Pacers – Goga Bitadze C – Georgia

19 San Antonio Spurs – Luka Samanic F – Croatia

20 Boston Celtics – Mattise Thybulle F – Washington

21 Oklahoma City Thunder – Brandon Clarke F – Gonzaga

22 Boston Celtics – Grant Williams F – Tennessee

23 Utah Jazz – Darius Blazely F – United States

24 Philadelphia 76ers – Ty Jerome F – Virginia

25 Portland Trail Blazers – Nassir Little F – North Carolina

26 Cleveland Cavaliers – Dylan Windler F – Belmont

27 Brooklyn Nets – Mfiondu Kabengele C – Florida State

28 Golden State Warriors – Jordan Poole G – Michigan

29 San Antonio Spurs (from Toronto) – Keldon Johnson F – Kentucky

30 Milwaukee Bucks – Kevin Porter F – USC

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