|Zion Williamson (Epic Athletes)|
Author: Wetzel, Dan
Following Zion Williamson's record-breaking season at Duke University and his electric NBA debut, basketball fans are already calling him the NBA's Crown Prince, drawing comparisons to all-time greats like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant. Now a member of the New Orleans Pelicans, he'll set out to prove that he truly deserves to be the new King of Basketball. But for all the expectations and accolades, Zion remains a humble, dedicated teammate.
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 03/15/2021 Occasionally, a young basketball player thrills spectators with an unusual combination of talent, skills, and play-making magic. Zion Williamson, the first player chosen in the 2019 NBA draft, may be relatively new to pro sports, but fans who have seen him in action will want to read his story. Wetzel’s account begins in Zion’s childhood, portraying his family life, his parent’s emphasis on education, and their support of his childhood ambition to play collegiate basketball. Encouraging yet demanding, his mother coached his middle-school team. While attending a private high school on an academic scholarship, he played basketball on a tight-knit, competitive AAU team, steadily increasing his skills before going on to play under coach Mike Krzyzewski at Duke University. Like other books in the Epic Athletes series, this biography delivers a good deal of information within a well-paced narrative written in a concise, journalistic style. Each chapter begins with a full-page illustration, repeated in sequence within the book’s concluding graphic-novel-style section, which replays the electrifying climax of Williamson’s NBA debut. An engaging book for basketball fans. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.