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Zion Williamson's Class Of '19 Peers Shade Him In Annual Rookie Survey

By HHL JT
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Zion Williamson performance during his one year at Duke got him branded as a generational talent. 

His fellow rookies don't believe the hype.

In NBA.com's annual rookie poll, they asked the 42 members of the Class of 19 who made the league's  Rookie Photo Shoot which first-year player they thought would have the best career.

Williamson's Duke teammate and the Hawks number 10 pick Cam Reddish finished first with 19 percent of the vote. Ja Morant of Memphis finished second with 16 percent and another Atlanta rookie, UVA alum De'Andre Hunter, was third with 11 percent.

Zion was tied for fourth with R.J Barrett, Jaxon Hayes, and Coby White, each receiving five percent.  Players were not allowed to vote for themselves, college teammates or NBA teammates.

The rookies did vote Zion the most likely to win Rookie of The Year, with a solid 35 percent.  He also got a whopping 87 percent when they asked who was the most athletic. 

This suggests that Williamson's peers think the oversized forward may eat himself out of the league. 

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