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Here's How Much Money Zion Williamson Will Make On His Rookie Contract

A closeup of Zion Williamson talking to the media.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 05: Zion Williamson of the Duke Blue Devils speaks during a press conference after being awarded the USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Player of the Year prior to the 2019 NCAA men's Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 5, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Former Duke star Zion Williamson was drafted No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night, which means he's about to become a millionaire. Let's take a look at just how much money Williamson is set to be paid in his first few years.

In Williamson's first year, he's likely due to make $9.7 million. Over the course of his first four years - his rookie contract - he'll likely be making $44.2 million.

Of course, that doesn't count how much he'll make with shoe deals and other endorsements.

Williamson's net worth is about to skyrocket.

Under the NBA's current rules, Williamson will be eligible to make more if he sticks around in New Orleans for his second contract. That should put him in the $100 million+ territory.

Williamson turned professional after one season at Duke. Two of his teammates - R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish - were also taken in the first 10 picks.