When Zion Williamson of Duke went down with an injury on February 20th against the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, some people felt as though he should have sat out the rest of the season. Those who felt that way explained their reasoning by claiming that Williamson is a sure-fire first overall pick and shouldn’t risk his future NBA career. Zion clearly didn’t want to hear any of it as he returned for the ACC Tournament and helped guide his Blue Devils team to victory.

“I love my teammates and I made a commitment to them when I committed to Duke,” Williamson told ESPN. “I felt like I would’ve been a bad person if I didn’t come back so coming back was not an issue.”


Zion explained that the team has been through injuries this year and that the adversity has made the team even stronger heading into the NCAA Tournament.

“When players get hurt it forces you to respond in a different way and just makes us closer as a team because we’ve been through so much and the fact that we’re here now, it’s a brotherhood,” Williamson said. “We just bonded through it all.”

Duke will take on the North Dakota State Bison today at 7:10 P.M. EST.