Zion Williamson to play in tonight’s game against Syracuse

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CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA – MARCH 09: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils walks off the court after being defeated by the North Carolina Tar Heels 79-70 after their game at Dean Smith Center on March 09, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Duke has announced that freshman Zion Williamson, who has missed the last five games with a right knee sprain, will play tonight when the Blue Devils battle Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.

Williamson, the Sporting News National Player of the Year and the ACC Player and Freshman of the Year, is second in the ACC in scoring (21.6), third in rebounding (8.8) and leads the conference in field goal percentage (.683). He has not played since sustaining the injury on February 20.

The third-seeded Blue Devils (26-5) battle the sixth-seeded Orange tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

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