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Gallery: NOLA, Pelicans welcome Zion Williamson to Crescent City

Power Forward Zion Williamson was introduced Friday by Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson, general manager David Griffin, and head coach Alvin Gentry at the New Orleans Pelicans training facility in Metairie on the first day of summer after being selected the first overall pick of the NBA Draft.

Williamson, who played for Duke, is considered one of the most promising draft picks in years and will now carry the hopes of the franchise after the departure of Anthony Davis to the Lakers.