As soon as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the odds, and won the NBA Draft Lottery, they knew who they were taking. But unlike a guarded secret, so did everyone else. A once-in-a-generation talent was sitting in everyone's sights, Zion Williamson from Duke.

Just look at the Pelicans office when they won the NBA Draft Lottery...

From that moment, everyone in that room knew Zion would be a Pelican. Everyone who saw that video knew he would be. It was just a matter of time.

Tonight, that time arrived. With the number one overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, The New Orleans Pelicans selected Forward Zion Williamson from Duke.

They said he's once-in-a-generation. They've said he's the best player to enter the NBA Draft since LeBron James. They say he's transcendent.

No matter what he turns out to be, he'll do it in New Orleans.