New Orleans Pelicans star rookie Zion Williamson continues to make a name for himself after missing the first several months of the season with a knee injury.
The No. 1 overall pick has been so good that he’s on pace to eclipse the great Wilt Chamberlain as the most-productive rookie scorer in NBA history.
Zion Williamson is averaging 29.5 points per 36 minutes. If he keeps this up, that would be the highest average of any rookie in NBA history.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) February 27, 2020
The current record-holder is Wilt Chamberlain, who averaged 29.2 points per 36 minutes as a rookie: https://t.co/JNZqYQRb0J
Overall, Williamson is averaging 23.3 points in just 28.5 minutes of action per game. He’s also shooting an astounding 57 percent from the field.
Williamson has already made some history and is currently in the midst of a stretch that has seen him drop 20-plus points in nine consecutive games.