Isner: Tennis? Zion Williamson would excel

Zion Williamson playing tennis "would be scary", said Miami Open finalist John Isner as he likened the star freshman to LeBron James.

Duke star Zion Williamson is set to be taken with the number one pick in the 2019 draft.   -  Getty Images

How would Zion Williamson fare on the ATP Tour? The Duke star and top NBA prospect would excel. That is according to Miami Open finalist John Isner.

Williamson is set to be taken with the number one pick in the 2019 draft as the 18-year-old continues to star for Duke this season.

After setting up a showdown with Roger Federer in the Miami Open final, American veteran Isner discussed the prospect of Williamson playing tennis.

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"Well, that would be scary," Isner said when asked what Williamson might be like as a tennis player. "It's like LeBron [James], if he chose to play any other sport, he'd excel in it. Wouldn't matter what it is.

"I think Zion is cut from the same cloth."

Star freshman Williamson led the way as top-ranked Duke avoided an upset against Virginia Tech in the NCAA tournament on Friday.

Williamson posted 23 points and six rebounds in Duke's nail-biting 75-73 win in the East Region semifinals, which has the Blue Devils one victory away from the Final Four.

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