Zion Williamson Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Zion Williamson Quick Info
Height 6 ft 6 in
Weight 129 kg
Date of Birth July 6, 2000
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Girlfriend Tiana White

Zion Williamson is an American professional basketball player who began representing the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA (National Basketball Association) in 2019. A prodigious talent, Zion was earmarked as a future star in his schooldays itself. He had led his high school team to 3 successive state championships and in his senior year (2018), was named ‘South Carolina Mr. Basketball’ and a ‘McDonald’s All-American’. His freshman year at university (2019) was even more stellar as he won several awards including the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference)Player of the Year’, ‘Consensus National College Player of the Year’, the Wayman Tisdale Award, and the Karl Malone Award. He was also named in the ‘ACC All-Freshman Team’ and the ‘First-Team All-ACC‘. His season was so dominant that he was picked 1st overall in the 1st round of the 2019 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Born Name

Zion Lateef Williamson

Nick Name

Zanos

Zion Williamson as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2018
Zion Williamson as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2018 (Zion Williamson / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, United States

Residence

Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Zion had graduated, in 2018, from the Spartanburg Day School in South Carolina. Later that year, he had joined Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He had represented the university team, the Duke Blue Devils, and after a stupendous season with the team in his freshman year, he was selected to play in the NBA in 2019. He had then decided to pursue a professional basketball career and step away from studies.

Occupation

Professional Basketball Player

Zion Williamson as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2017
Zion Williamson as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2017 (Zion Williamson / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Lateef Williamson (Former High School Football Player)
  • Mother – Sharonda Sampson (Former Sprinter, Middle School Health and Physical Education Teacher)
  • Others – Lee Anderson (Step-Father) (Former College Basketball Player), Noah Anderson (Younger Half-Brother)

Position

Power Forward

Shirt Number

1 – New Orleans Pelicans

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 6 in or 198 cm

Weight

129 kg or 284.5 lbs

Zion Williamson as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2017
Zion Williamson as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2017 (Zion Williamson / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Zion has dated –

  1. Tiana White (2018-Present) – Zion had started dating his schoolmate and cheerleader Tiana White, who was a year junior to him, in 2018.

Race / Ethnicity

Black

He is of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped, spiked hair
  • Towering frame
  • Affable smile

Brand Endorsements

He had signed an endorsement deal with Air Jordan, a brand of basketball shoes and clothing by Nike, in July 2019, a month after he was selected in the NBA Draft.

Zion Williamson as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2018
Zion Williamson as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2018 (Zion Williamson / Instagram)

Zion Williamson Facts

  1. Zion’s mother was advised by her grandmother to find a special and rare name for him. Hence, she had named him after the biblical location of Mount Zion near Jerusalem.
  2. Born in Salisbury, North Carolina, his family had moved to Florence, South Carolina, when he was 2 years old, following the death of his maternal grandmother. His parents got divorced when he was 5.
  3. The endorsement deal that he had signed with Air Jordan was worth USD 75 million for 5 years and was the 2nd-largest rookie shoe deal in history after LeBron James had signed a USD 90 million deal in 2003.
  4. In 2020, he had become the 1st teenager in the history of the NBA to score more than 20 points in 10 successive matches.
  5. Although he is primarily left-handed, he is highly adept at using his right hand as well while playing.

Featured Image by Zion Williamson / Instagram

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