Zion back pic.twitter.com/uLajsDwIak— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 15, 2019
He was previously expected to enter the NBA as a lottery pick. His basketball coach at Duke, Mike Krzyzewski, even predicted that the leading scorer would become an NBA player very soon. He said a few months ago that Barrett was “going to be here a very short time" playing for Duke, The Globe And Mail reports.
Barrett significantly helped his college team, the Duke Blue Devils, take the number one spot in the final AP Top 25, as well as the top overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.
This Mississauga star isn't the only Canadian college basketball player that will be entering the NBA draft pick this year. Several other players, also hailing from Ontario, have made the same decision to leave college basketball to go into the NBA – Mfiondu Kabengele, Ignas Brazdeikis, Simi Shittu and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.
We'll be able to find out which NBA team is fortunate enough to get RJ Barrett's basketball skills when the draft takes place this summer on June 20 in New York.