New Orleans Pelicans Basketball Player Zion Williamson Is Left Handed, What Is His Ethnic Background?

  Zion Williamson is a professional basketball player. ( Source : Instagram )

Zion Williamson is a 22 years old American professional basketball player born in  Salisbury, North Carolina, United States, on the 6th of July 2000.

Williamson plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association as a power forward. Before getting drafted by the Pelicans in the 2019 NBA draft, he played for Duke Blue Devils.

Is Zion Williamson Left Handed? 

Yes, Zion Williamson is left-handed and almost ambidextrous, able to adapt to using either hand.

The athlete is reckoned as a 'once-in-a-generation type athlete,' while The Charlotte Observer shared that he could be the best high-school dunker in history.

Although Williamson is left handed, he is almost ambidextrous.
Although Williamson is left handed, he is almost ambidextrous. ( Source : Instagram )

Zion also got national attention for his slam dunks during high school; he attended Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and played for the Griffins.

The basketball player can defend multiple positions well with his speed and length, but his defensive effort has gotten questioned. And apart from basketball, the athlete played soccer and football as a quarterback.

Age22 years old
Weight 284 pounds (129 kg)
Height6 feet & 6 inches (1.98 m)

The New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson Ethnicity And Background

The basketball player who plays for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association is an American born in Salisbury, North Carolina. Later, Williamson moved to Florence, South Carolina, when he was two.

Williamson belongs to an athletic family, with his parents being active players in their prime. His dad Lateef Williamson was a High School All-American in 1993 and played as a defensive lineman at Mayo High School. Furthermore, he committed to playing for NC State before transferring to Livingstone College.

Likewise, his mom Sharonda Sampson was a sprinter at Livingstone who later became a middle school health and physical education teacher. Sharonda named her son after the biblical location Mount Zion as per his grandmother's advice. However, his parents parted ways when he was five.

Zion Williamson Contract Breakdown

Williamson recently signed a 5-year rookie extension worth $193 million guaranteed with the New Orleans Pelicans, which will increase to $231 million if he makes an All-NBA team in the 2022-2023 season.

The athlete first signed with the team on the 1st of July 2019; the recent one was on the 6th of July 2022. He has made remarkable achievements; the basketball player was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2020 and became the 4th youngest NBA player to get selected to an All-Star game in 2021.

Zion often posts pictures with Jordan shoes as part of the brand endorsement deal.
Zion often posts pictures with Jordan shoes as part of the brand endorsement deal. ( Source : Instagram )

Likewise, Zion is one of the athletes who signed the second-largest rookie shoe deal in history with the Jordan brand; he had a five-year contract worth $75 million with the brand on the 23rdof July 2019. Moreover, when the covid 19 pandemic in 2020 caused the suspension of the 2019–20 NBA season, he pledged to pay the employees of the Smoothie King Center for 30 days.

Zion Williamson's Recent Photos On Instagram

Zion has been the center of the question due to his weight; he weighs 284 pounds and has gotten described as not fitting a basketball position.

The athlete is built differently; he is unique, and no one like him is in the NBA. Furthermore, despite his mass, Williamson is known for his speed and leaping ability.

Williamson during one of the games with the Pelicans.
Williamson during one of the games with the Pelicans. ( Source : Instagram )

Although people often comment on his appearance, people from athletic backgrounds have always complimented him for his ability. Roy Williams, the retired college basketball coach, told him that he was probably the best high school athlete he had seen since Michael Jordan.

The basketball player often shares his pictures on his social media platforms to keep his fans updated on his lifestyle and achievements. He goes by the username @zionwilliamson and has accumulated 5.1 million followers with 86 posts as of the 3rd of August 2022.

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