Zion Williamson’s stepfather shot down rumours that the overwhelming number one pick overall in the upcoming NBA draft would not consider returning to Duke.

Lee Anderson made it clear that his stepson was looking forward to potentially becoming the face of the New Orleans Pelicans after the team beat all the odds to win Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery.

"We're excited about that. One thing that Zion has always been taught is to accept that things that you can't change, change the things that you can change, and this is one of the things he had nothing to do with," Anderson said on ESPN's "Off the Bench" on Thursday morning. "It's the process of the NBA. Certainly, we're excited about the Crescent City down there in New Orleans.”

"As you said about returning to Duke: There's been a lot of speculation but that is nothing that we have even considered."

Speculation started following the draft lottery when many said that Williamson appeared displeased with the results of the lottery. Like many fans, he was shocked that the New York Knicks did not win the first pick overall.

Prior to the lottery, Williamson did meet with the Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies in Chicago. After talking to them, he believes that there would be a good place to begin his career.

The 18-year old, who turns 19 in early July, is probably the best prospect on the board since 2012 when Anthony Davis entered the draft pool. He is expected to become one of the most impactful two-way players in the league.

During his only season with the Blue Devils, Williamson averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks in 33 appearances.