With NBA draft approaching, Zion Williamson suing his former marketing agency

Steve Wiseman, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) on

Published in Basketball

The suit states that Prime Sports began contacting Williamson during the first half of this year and that company employees traveled to Durham on four separate occasions to meet with Williamson and his family.

Williamson declared for the NBA draft on April 15 and signed the agreement with Prime Sports five days later.

On May 30, CAA Sports announced it had signed Williamson.

On May 31, Williamson's family informed Prime Sports he was voiding the agreement.

On June 2, Williamson's attorneys followed up with a letter to Prime Sports reiterating their desire to nullify the agreement because it was not valid under the state's agent laws.

On June 4, Prime Sports responded say they believed the agreement valid but that Williamson could pay a $100 million fee to break it.


The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson played one season at Duke, averaging 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds a game. He was named ACC's player of the year, a national player of the year and was a consensus all-American after leading Duke to a 32-6 record and the ACC championship.

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