There is no way around it: Zion Williamson is hot stuff. Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Outside of Williamson making highlight-reel plays on a nightly basis, he has been a consistent force for New Orleans this season.

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.

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.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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