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Zion Williamson is pretty big

Drew Franklin had it right on Kentucky Sports Radio last week. Zion Williamson is a big ol’ boy. Well, maybe. Either he was right or terribly mistaken when he called Williamson fat on the radio. Duke listed Williamson at 6-foot-7 and 285-pounds on Tuesday.

Two. Hundred. Eighty. Five. Pounds.

He would be the 25th heaviest player on UK’s football team. That’s a group that features dozens of offensive and defensive lineman that are 300+ pounds. It would be worth laughing about if he weren’t the most athletic player in college basketball and despite his weight no one is a better dunker.

That’s why it’s somewhat terrifying. Conditioning has been an issue for Williamson in the past and we can’t imagine it’s gotten any better, but when Williamson isn’t fatigued he’s an absolute monster. I still think UK beats Duke in the season opener, but many have overblown Duke having three players at the same position on the wing. Cameron Reddish and R.J. Barrett can play the two and three, but it’s looking like Williamson will comfortably be Duke’s four.

He’s over 40 pounds heavier than UK’s biggest player. Let’s hope he struggles with length.

But hey, at least this shirt tweeted by Wildcatty11 isn’t going to go to waste.

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Article written by TJ Walker

27 Comments for Zion Williamson is pretty big



  1. Cletis75
    6:07 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    Hope he’s not as good as For loss Williamson. That guy was a handful.



  2. Bigblue7982
    6:09 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    Reid is going to destroy him.



    • Goose
      7:01 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      Would love to see Reid put him on his big, fat butt!!



  3. StuckinLville
    6:14 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    There’s no way he is in shape and if not, we will find out when we play. Just don’t see him staying up with PJ and Reid.



    • unbridled
      11:14 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      Do we even know if this guy can play basketball yet? Seriously…he’s a walking dunk highlight film against average high school players, but can he play the game against other true athletes? Time will tell. I like my team.



    • ClutchCargo
      12:18 am August 1, 2018 Permalink

      I have always thought the same thing. Great athlete, but does he actually have any basketball skills?



  4. BlooBloodRon
    6:18 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    #pilsburysdunkboy



  5. Get Sh*t Right
    6:18 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    If they are listing him at 285 then he weighs 300



  6. Luether
    6:55 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    Hey TJ, enjoyed your podcast. Looking forward to more inside recruiting info…



  7. You Can Call Me Cal
    6:57 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    I hope he is terrible at basketbalL. However, are we not hypocrites in making fun of him, but going to give Jared Lorenzen all the sympathy in the world for his weight issues?



    • BBNDan7
      7:56 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      Why would you hope he is terrible? Because he didn’t come to UK? He’s fun to watch, I hope he’s awesome. I also hope We beat duke by 738 and they miss the tournament



    • Booby Petrino
      9:21 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      I hope everyone who ever pays for Duke is terrible.



    • Booby Petrino
      9:21 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      Oops… Plays lol



    • 4everUKblue
      9:51 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      Booby if you’d said Duke pays for you wouldn’t have had to correct yourself.



    • unbridled
      11:15 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      I hope he’s terrible.



  8. (Aixelsyd)0505
    7:31 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    Lol hate to say it bbn but Zion is good. Idk who to compare him to but his body is more like cousins with a smaller height



    • unbridled
      11:18 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      Really? Based on what? There is not much evidence to suggest he is a world beater other than the fact that he can dunk on average high school players.



  9. AllBall
    8:12 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    Either the weight listing is incorrect or the recent youtube vids of him are superimposed. In the most recent videos at Duke he looks more muscular not fat.



  10. wlreyn2
    9:19 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    My neighbor just ran into him last week in the mall here in Spartanburg and he doesn’t look 285 pounds to me



    • wlreyn2
      9:22 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

      I am not sure how to upload the photo here but he looks like he has grown and is in good shape



  11. 4everUKblue
    9:50 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    Who cares! Why do you guys keep writing about dookies? I could give a $h!t less.



  12. Mad Catter
    11:29 pm July 31, 2018 Permalink

    He’s got his Zion some cheeseburgers.



  13. UKWildcatNation
    2:16 am August 1, 2018 Permalink

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VDmljLe6vYc

    I know it’s edited, but he doesn’t look fat or out of shape. If anything it looks like he’s gotten more muscular. I do not understand why everyone is taking Duke so lightly. It’s going to be a battle, ESPECIALLY being the first game of the year. I think we win, but it will be a tough game



  14. Wilfred Smith
    6:17 am August 1, 2018 Permalink

    Scott Steiner says…

    https://youtu.be/Of8kY_IbYq4



  15. AmazzzingLarry
    4:00 pm August 1, 2018 Permalink

    Charles Barkley and Larry Johnson, two of the more stout undersized forwards in the NBA, both were around 6’6″ or 6’7″ but had a playing weight of 250. That extra 35 pounds or so will make a huge difference in speed.