Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans walks on the court during a game against the New York Knicks during the NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 5, 2019 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Zion Williamson coming to town for Hawks’ exhibition opener

The Hawks will open their exhibition season against Zion Williamson in October.

The team announced Thursday that the New Orleans Pelicans will come to State Farm Arena for a 7:30 p.m. game Oct. 7.

Williamson, the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA draft, is one of four top-10 picks scheduled to play in the game. The others are Hawks rookies De’Andre Hunter (No. 4 pick) and Cam Reddish (No. 10) and Pelicans rookie Jaxson Hayes (No. 8).

The other games on the Hawks’ exhibition schedule will be revealed later, the team announced in a news release.