After being sidelined by a freak injury for the last three weeks, Duke star Zion Williamson is back and better than ever. He played a perfect game against Syracuse in the ACC Tournament. The New York Post reports that insiders were focused on what shape Zion Williamson would be in after missing six games. Williamson left his mark, scoring 29 points and recording 14 rebounds. The Blue Devils ended up beating Syracuse 72-64.

Williamson ended the game going 13-of-13 from the floor. Williamson gave a perfect performance on both ends. Williamson signaled his power, throwing down a dunk just minutes into the game, proving he was back and a threat to be taken seriously.

He delivered a second dunk near the end of the first half.

Zion Williamson shined during the first game of the ACC Tournament

Williamson was on fire during the game, as he managed to make five steals, block a number of shots, and crashed the glass. What surprised many was that Zion played 34 minutes during the game, proving he is fully recovered and ready to help Duke win the ACC tournament. Duke struggled at shooting from the perimeter when Williamson was sidelined, but now he was able to help from the perimeter.

Williamson's perfect game gave opportunities to Cam Reddish and Tre Jones to create offense. Zion's 13-13 performance is the first time a Blue Devil's player was perfect on more than 12 shots and the first player to go 13-13 in an ACC Tournament game.

This could be a sign of what's to come from Williamson and Duke moving forward in the NCAA Tournament.

Zion Williamson making collegiate history

He has become the third player in Duke history, to complete a game with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and five steals. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim acknowledged the power of Williamson, saying he has done things nobody else has done in this game.

Williamson has been a star since his start in the 2018-2019 season.

Ever since he injured his knee 33 seconds into one of the most anticipated games of the season, Williamson has become one of the most discussed athletes in America. Despite the three weeks off, despite the spotlight of the postseason, and despite a tournament opponent that prides itself on its defense, Zion Williamson performed like an NBA All-Star in the making. We will have to wait and see how far Zion can carry the Duke Blue Devils. Williamson is still expected to be drafted first in the NBA Draft. It's definitely going to be very interesting to see how Zion's skills carry over to the NBA.