Kobe Bryant has some advice for Zion Williamson.
The Duke freshman has arguably been the best college basketball player of the last decade and is widely projected to be the top pick in the 2019 draft. Bryant, the former Lakers star, discussed Williamson’s potential during a Q&A session with The Athletic.
“I think he’s at a critical stage right now because there are going to be people pulling him from every direction,” Bryant said. “And the important thing for him is to stay focused on the game. That is the most important thing.
“Focus on the game. Everything else is secondary. I think if he does that, he will be the player that we all think he can be… and more.”
Williamson enters the NCAA Tournament averaging 22.1 points and 8.9 rebounds this season. He’s also adding 2.2 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 69.3 percent from the field.