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2006 NBA Draft Draft Tracker Draft Tracker - Round 1 Draft Tracker - Round 2 Players Positions Schools Conferences NBA Teams

 Eric Williams  
 Position: Power Forward
 School: Wake Forest
 Height, Weight: 6'9, 280
 
 
ANALYSIS: Williams had his best season last year as a senior, but the Demon Deacons had a horrible one, going 17-17. After his junior year, Williams declared for the 2005 NBA draft, but withdrew to come back for his senior year when it seemed he might slip into the second round. Chris Paul left Wake Forest to star in the NBA, and Williams stepped up his game, averaging 16.3 points per game, 8.9 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and shooting 62 percent from the field. However, Williams' stock is actually lower this time around. Although an obviously talented scorer in the paint with good footwork, the physically imposing and extremely strong Williams lacks the size to play center and lacks quickness to play forward at the NBA level. His lack of foot speed drags down his draft prospects, not his effort or production. He has a soft touch and can shoot a jump hook with either hand. Williams shot 57 percent from the field in his college career, but his shooting range is limited. Williams' skill set would be ideal for the center position in the NBA if he were just a few inches taller. His plodding style makes him a poor defender and his rebounds come only extremely close to the basket. Although he works extremely hard, he would benefit by losing 20 pounds or so to improve his stamina and agility. His free-throw shooting declined to a horrid 49 percent last season after averaging over 60 percent his first three seasons. Williams has a great attitude and work ethic, but his draft prospects look bleak, even in a draft lacking quality big men. His best case scenario is being drafted late in the second round based on his college production.

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