Zion is the best college draft prospect since ...

Zion Williamson's 1980s-inspired mixtape (1:20)

With talk that Zion could be the best college prospect since Michael Jordan in 1984, take a look at his highlights in a radical new way. (1:20)

When was the last time we saw a college prospect as good as Zion Williamson?

It took Williamson just a handful of games at Duke to establish himself as the top player potentially available in the 2019 draft and the best college freshman in recent memory. Taking out the more difficult comparison with international prospects (specifically Rookie of the Year front-runner Luka Doncic), how far back do we have to go to find a college player as promising as Williamson? And what makes him so effective from a statistical perspective?

With the help of my draft projections, let's examine those key questions.