Duke's Zion Williamson is the star of college basketball, but his stardom started well before that. Before he announced his plans to play for Coach K and the Blue Devils, Williamson grew to fame as a dunk artist in high school.
Williamson is a monster on the court. Earlier this week, however, the Blue Devils forward revealed he wasn't always so big.
In fact, he called himself "small" during his freshman season in high school. That's right, Williamson called himself small.
As a freshman, the Duke star said he stood at 6-foot-3 and weighed in at 175 pounds.
In an interview with Devin Gordon of GQ, Williamson revealed he gained 100 pounds and four inches in height from his freshman to his junior season.
"I didn't pick up all this weight until junior year. Freshman year, I was small. I was 6'3", 175—like, I was small. And over the course of about two years I picked up a hundred pounds.
I mean, I wouldn't look at myself and go, 'Wow, I'm 250!' I wouldn't know I was 250 until I stepped on the scale, and then I'm like, 'Oh. I'm 250? I don't feel 250. I don't feel slow.' Like, with all that weight just came more athleticism and finding myself able to do new things."
Zion is hardly the first athlete to undergo a significant transformation in his high school days, but adding 100 pounds in just two years in incredible.
Now, Williamson is one of the biggest (physically) athletes on the court every night after being the size of a point guard in his freshman season.
He'll take his stardom into a highly-anticipated contest with North Carolina tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.