Projected top pick Williamson to make Duke return vs. Syracuse

Duke freshman forward Zion Williamson is widely considered the top prospect in the 2019 draft.

Duke forward ansd projected No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson has been cleared to return to game action.

Williamson will play in Duke’s ACC tournament game vs. Syracuse on Thursday. He injured his ankle in the opening minute of Duke’s home loss to North Carolina on Feb. 23. The Blue Devils were swept by the rival Tar Heels during the regular season.

Williams is 6-foot-7 and 285 pounds and averaging 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds in his freshman season.

The New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers currently share equal odds to win the draft lottery in May.