2019 NBA Draft: Full Mock Draft 1.0, Atlanta Hawks Take Two Stars

Zion Williamson #1 and RJ Barrett #5 Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Grant Halverson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Zion Williamson #1 and RJ Barrett #5 Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Grant Halverson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images) /
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Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft
Zion Williamson #1 Atlanta Hawks 2019 NBA Draft (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images) /

#1. New York Knicks – Zion Williamson

By winning only 17 game, the New York Knicks guaranteed themselves the top spot in the draft lottery – which means they’ll have a 14 percent chance at the #1 overall pick and a 52.1 percent chance at a Top 4 pick. They can select no lower than 5th in this 2019 NBA Draft per Tankathon.

With the first pick in what is widely believed to be a one-player draft, the Knicks will almost surely take Zion Williamson out of Duke University #1 overall. Zion was a complete highlight factory in his lone college season, as these clips would attest:

Anyone who’s watched considerable amounts of Duke games this season knows that this extremely talented Duke team relied heavily on Williamson.

A generational athlete with tremendous feel and the ability to score at will, Zion is a no-brainer top pick in this year’s draft, and the NBA would likely love to have one of the biggest college basketball stars of all time in perhaps the marquee franchise in the NBA.

Williamson produced the highest player efficiency rating in NCAA men’s basketball history, per College Basketball Reference, at 40.8. His offensive rating of 133.1 per 100 possessions was 4th in the entire country and his defensive rating of 87.4 per 100 was 8th. Those, just to be clear, are absurd numbers.

Zion is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of prospect, and there’s no question he should go #1 overall this year.

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