WEIGHT: 180 POUNDS
POSITION: POINT GUARD/ SHOOTING GUARD
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: MIDDLE OF THE SECOND ROUND
PLAYER SUMMARY: Gonzaga finally broke through to the Final 4 this past season. Leading the way for the ZAGS was a player who started his college career as a Washington Husky.
Nigel Williams-Goss was one of the top 5 college basketball players in 2016-17. The junior PG/SG did everything for a team that was a couple plays away from winning the national title. We love watching Williams-Goss play.
The 6’4″ junior has very good size for the PG position. He is the consummate team leader. He gets his players in the right position on the floor. Williams-Goss can attack the basket using his size and can finish or dish off for an assist. His play-making ability is above average and is one of the better parts of his game.
He has improved his shooting throughout the past season. He shows a nice mid-range pull-up jumper. He will need to continue to improve on his long distance shooting as he is inconsistent right now in that area. He has the ability to hit running floaters in the lane, and can even post-up smaller guards. His offensive repertoire is very good.
The All-American is a very good rebounder for a guard. In college, he would at times be a 1 man fast break by rebounding and pushing the ball up the floor to one of his other highly skilled teammates, such as Zach Collins. His passing ability is an underrated part of his game.
NBA scouts have questions about his athleticism and ability to guard quicker players. While he isn’t an elite athlete, he is an above average one who has a great basketball IQ. While scouts think he might not have the ability to play PG in the NBA, we think he can. The ability to also play SG will help his cause.
In our opinion, Williams-Goss is an underrated player in the 2017 NBA Draft. He is a better basketball player than players who will be picked ahead of him. The reason is he might not have the upside of those players. However, you can’t argue with the results that he has put up in college. This kid is a gamer.
He is considered a 2nd round pick. From watching him play numerous times and after evaluating his overall game, Williams-Goss should be a 2nd round pick who makes an NBA roster. He has the ability to become a pretty good backup combo guard who can help out a team in a variety of ways.
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF NIGEL WILLIAMS-GOSS
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