Biography: Williams originally committed to Memphis but later reneged and opted to play one professional season prior to becoming eligible for the NBA. After failing to garner significant interest from European and Asian teams, he landed with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBDL. Once there, the forward averaged 7.7 points and 7.7 rebounds and gained a reputation for being coachable. That manifested itself in increased playing time as the season wore on, including nine starts. Williams' lack of college experience makes him a lesser-known quantity, and his size - he still needs to bulk up - labels him a tweener. On the plus side for Williams, he is a gifted athlete with excellent speed and a penchant for physical play against larger players that resulted in his rebounding success. He could stand to add some offensive moves to his repertoire, and he is not a perimeter offensive threat. Williams is certainly a project, but an NBA team may deem him a worthy one late in the second round due to his overall athleticism.
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