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Ian Thomsen
January 21, 2002
On Duke junior point guard Jason Williams, who is expected to be the top pick in the June draft:
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January 21, 2002

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On Duke junior point guard Jason Williams, who is expected to be the top pick in the June draft:

"Everybody is talking about him like he's a sure thing, but he has liabilities. He's only a 64% free throw shooter, and his assists and turnovers are about even, which means he doesn't make great decisions. I'd almost classify him as a poor finisher, and if you're not a good finisher in college, what happens to you in the pros? I'm not trying to take anything from him—he's a great shooter who hits big shots, and he cares about winning. But I would be concerned about making him the Number I pick and handing over an NBA team to him. Veteran players will want the ball, and he might not be able to get it to them because he's more of a scorer than a traditional point guard."

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