In kindergarten, the boy told his stepfather that he too would become a basketball star. The man fueled his stepson’s ambition and when he turned five, he enrolled him in the team of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). The boy blended in quickly with his 9-year-old teammates and had no problem taking on basketball teams with players 4 years older than him.
According to his mother, Zion has always loved spending his free time with her. They loved watching the Japanese anime «Naruto» together, which tells the story of a naughty orphaned teenager who dreams of becoming a ninja warrior.