NCAA: (8) North Carolina 88, (1) Duke 72
Following the right knee sprain Duke superstar Zion Williamson suffered Wednesday night in the school's loss to North Carolina, there has been a lot of debate as to whether Williamson should play another collegiate game or instead choose to leave school and prepare for the 2019 NBA Draft.
The severity of the injury, which saw Williamson grab his knee after his Nike shoe blew out, is still up in the air, but according to The Action Network's Darren Rovell, Williamson has an insurance policy that would see him collect $8 million should he fall past the 16th pick in June's draft. The ultra-talented 6'7", 285-pound forward was universally considered a shoo-in to go No. 1 overall in June ahead of Wednesday night's game.
Williamson's policy is being paid for by Duke, per Rovel, as the NCAA permits schools to buy such policies for athletes. The monthly premiums for the policy are around $50,000, per Rovel.
The 18-year-old Williamson has averaged 21.6 points per game and 8.8 rebounds on an extremely efficient 68.3 per cent shooting this season for the No.1 ranked Blue Devils.