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Who will have the better NBA career: Zion Williamson or R.J. Barrett?

Duke's dream season with the top-3 prospects from the Class of 2018 ended without a championship, but two of those players are expected to be stars at the NBA level. Zion Williamson and his already elite athleticism have many fans thinking his career is on a Hall of Fame path. Others think Barrett is more NBA-ready with a consistent jumper and will have a better career than Williamson. What do you think? 🏀

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When people start comparing you to LeBron James, you know you're in for a great career. Zion Williamson is an athletic freak among freaks, but what's  separated him from the rest is his ability to translate those gifts into being a good basketball player.

Williamson wowed college basketball dunk after dunk, but showed he could do so much more. He is a willing passer, incredible rim-protector and has a decent three-point shot. The sky is the ceiling for Williamson, and there is no way his soon-to-be former teammate is going to outshine him.

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People are going gaga over Williamson, but overlook R.J. Barrett at your own risk. This was a player that was rated higher than Williamson out of high school and there's reason to think Barrett might have the better NBA career.

As it stands now, Barrett is a more complete player with the ability to hit a jump shot and finish at the basket. He's also a more dependable playmaker, doubling-up on assists per game in comparison to Williamson.

One thing people seem to forget is that athleticism takes a toll on the body. Jumping that high with all of that weight increases Williamson's risk for injury.

Williamson might be the hot name right now, but Barrett will be the player everyone talks about when it's all said and done.

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Who will have the better NBA career: Zion Williamson or R.J. Barrett?
A festive crown for the winner
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