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Zion Williamson Responds To ESPN Analyst Saying He Should Sit Out

duke freshman zion williamson celebrates against kentucky

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 06: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils celebrates against the Kentucky Wildcats during the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 6, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Duke basketball star Zion Williamson will not be sitting out the rest of the college basketball season to prepare for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Williamson, the potential No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft, was told to sit out the rest of the season by an ESPN analyst.

ESPN's Scottie Pippen, the former Chicago Bulls' star, thinks Williamson should "shut it down."

"I think he's done enough for college basketball, that it's more about him personally now," Pippen said on ESPN's "The Jump." "I think for him as a young player (pauses), I would shut it down. I would stop playing, because I feel that he could risk a major injury that could really hurt his career."

Williamson won't be doing that, though.

The Duke star responded to Pippen's claims after the Blue Devils' win over Virginia on Saturday night.

"I can't just stop playing. I'd be letting my teammates down, I'd be letting Coach K down, I'd be letting a lot of people down. If I wanted to sit out, I wouldn't have went to college. I came to Duke to play," Williamson said.

For college basketball fans, that's great to hear. Williamson is one of the most-thrilling college basketball players in recent memory.