After winning the #1 overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft last night, the New Orleans Pelicans saw their season ticket sales surge.

With the right to draft Duke phenom Zion Williamson, the Pelicans season ticket office sales team went wild the moment it was revealed.

What kind of impact can Zion Williamson have on a franchise?

For a franchise that just went through 5 tumultuous months following Anthony Davis' trade request in January, the interest in the team waned.

Now, ticket sales are up 350% compared to draft lottery night a season ago. What makes it more impressive is the Pelicans were coming off a playoff series sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers and a second round defeat to the eventual champion Golden State Warriors.

In 15 hours, the team has sold 2,500 season tickets.

He's not officially a New Orleans Pelican yet, but Zion Williamson is already having a financial impact on the franchise.

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