'He's unreal' – Warriors' Curry praises Duke star Zion

Stephen Curry said Zion Williamson is "unreal" as the Golden State Warriors star praised the top NBA draft prospect.

Duke forward Williamson has delivered highlight-worthy material in almost every game this season and is projected to be the top pick in the 2019 draft.

Curry was asked about Williamson when he met with reporters during All-Star weekend and the two-time MVP has been impressed.

"He's unreal. We were talking about him the other day in our team room," Curry said.

"He has a lot of hype around him and he's unbelievably talented, but you can't teach his passion and the way that … he plays.

"He plays hard every possession, and that's an underrated skill that kids can kind of emulate."

Williamson is averaging 22.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game for Duke this season, while shooting 68.3 per cent from the field.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James also said last weekend Williamson was "very impressive".

"I mean, I guess it's dope," Williamson said about the praise from the two stars, via USA Today. "Those are two of the best players in the league there. And then, I'm hoping to be there competing against them next year."

Duke are set to host North Carolina in a rivalry game on Wednesday and will then face Syracuse on Saturday at the Carrier Dome.

 

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