Williamson has yet to hire an agent and could theoretically return to Duke.
There has been speculation that Williamson might consider returning to Duke for his sophomore season rather than play for the Pelicans.
"We're excited [about coming to New Orleans]", Lee Anderson told the Off the Bench radio show Thursday on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge. Some reports had claimed that Williamson was hoping for the pick to go to NY. You could hear a yerrrr drop all the way from upstate as the city held its breath during last night's NBA Draft Lottery when it was time to reveal who got the overall number one pick.
The Knicks, Cavaliers and Hawks had the best chances to win the National Basketball Association draft lottery Tuesday at 14 percent each. The 6-foot-7 Duke forward averaged 22.6 points on 68 percent shooting, to go with 8.9 rebounds, as a freshman.
The franchise's 3,000 sold tickets are twice as many as were distributed when they last earned the number one pick in 2012 to draft Anthony Davis.
Williamson appears to be close to his stepfather, posting a Father's Day message on Instagram last June thanking Anderson for being "there for me since I was 4, teaching me the game I love and showing me how to be a man".
Zion Williamson is excited for his future with the New Orleans Pelicans, and felt like they would be a good fit before the draft lottery took place.
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