On Wednesday, July 31st, Zion Williams, the No. 1 pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, signed a multiyear partnership with NBA 2K.
Williamson joins a list of big NBA names like Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade (NBA 2K20 cover stars) that have represented NBA 2K over the past two decades.
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The deal includes the rookie's appearances at various game initiatives, consumer events, brand creative, and social activations.
Presenting Next Up Feat. @ZionWilliamson 🔥- NBA 2K20 (@NBA2K) July 30, 2019
Watch our newest Team 2K athlete talk about what's next for him IRL and see exclusive in-game footage of what's next for him in #NBA2K20 pic.twitter.com/FjQxi7LOcK
"I'm excited to officially join Team 2K and be a part of this global phenomenon, where people around the world can play as me," Zion said. "I'm ready to put my imprint on basketball culture and be a part of the team that represents what's next in the sport."
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In 2K20, which launches worldwide on September 6, 2019, Williamson has a rating of 81, the highest rookie rating in the game since John Wall in 2011.
"Zion represents the best of the NBA's up and coming talent and we are excited to welcome him to Team 2K," said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations at NBA 2K. "For more than 20 years, NBA 2K has identified and worked with the best basketball talent in the world. It's been incredible to witness what Zion can do on the court and we're excited to grow with him throughout his career."