As the deadline passed for college basketball players to sign with agents or return to college, projected number one overall pick Zion Williamson signed with the Creative Arts Agency (CAA) and has enlisted the services of agents two agents, Austin Brown and Lisa Joseph-Metelus.
CAA currently has a robust clientele consisting of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Brooklyn’s D’Angelo Russell, Dwyane Wade, Houston’s Chris Paul, Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns and Oklahoma City’s Paul George.
Joseph-Metelus will most likely become the first African-American woman to represent a top NBA Draft pick.
Fellow agent Nicole Lynn, representative of the New York Jets’s Quinnen Williams, took to Instagram to voice her opinion.
“The game is changing and players are becoming more comfortable with women repping them. This is HUGE! Both the number one player in college football and number one player in college basketball repped by black women. Ima just leave this right here and let that sink in.”
There had been conspiracy theories that he could return to Duke for a surprise sophomore season, as reports emerged that he was rooting for the Knicks to win the lottery, though his stepfather Lee Anderson shut those down quickly.
“It’s the process of the NBA and certainly we’re excited about the Crescent City down there in New Orleans,” Anderson said earlier this month.
In his one season with the Duke Blue Devils, Zion averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game while shooting 68.0 percent from the field. As a result, Williamson was named the Naismith College Player of the Year.
Williamson has not spoken publicly since the NBA Draft Lottery earlier this month.