ROBERT WILLIAMS 2018 NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT
COLLEGE: TEXAS A&M
WEIGHT: 245 POUNDS
POSITION: POWER FORWARD/CENTER
PROJECTED DRAFT POSITION: LATE LOTTERY
Robert Williams was a major surprise for the Aggie’s during the 2016-17 season. The big-man impressed fans and NBA scouts with his motor and terrific defense. Front-court players with his size, athleticism, defensive ability, are in high demand among NBA teams. The Louisiana native thought long and hard about entering the 2017 NBA Draft. Williams ended up withdrawing his name even though he was considered a lottery pick. We believe he made the right decision in returning to College Station for his sophomore season.
The Aggie’s are off to a very good start and are looking to make serious noise come NCAA tournament time. The Aggie’s star will have to play up to his talents for this to become a reality. Robert Williams one of the best shot-blockers in college basketball (2.5blk per game). He gets off the floor extremely quick and shows great timing when blocking shots. We like the fact that Williams plays with a high-motor. The team feeds off of his intensity.
The 6’9″ PF/C has very long arms and big hands. These are 2 attributes that help make him a very good rebounder. Rebounding and shot-blocking are 2 skills that usually translate to the NBA game. The 20-year old could play defense right now in the NBA. While his defense will be the primary reason he gets drafted high in the 2018 NBA Draft, his offense is slowly coming along.
After evaluating and watching him play numerous times, he is raw on the offensive end. He scores mainly off of put-backs and dunks at this stage in his development. We believe he has the talent and work ethic to become a solid offensive player in a few years. Developing a few low-post moves will benefit him greatly. Williams is going to need to expand his shooting range. If he can get a reliable mid-range jump-shot, it will enable him to use his athletic ability and quickness to a greater degree.
It is going to be interesting in watching Robert Williams develop during the next 2-3 years. The talent is there for him to become a solid NBA starter if his future team is patient. Williams will be a part of his future NBA team’s rotation next season based on his defensive ability alone. How much he develops his offensive repertoire will determine just how good he eventually becomes.
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“After evaluating the 6’9″ PF/C game, we can see why NBA scouts are flocking to College Station, Texas. The PF/C strengths at the present time lie at the defensive end of the court. He is a major disruptor in the paint and has shown signs of being an elite shot-blocker (avg. 2.6blk per game). His reported 44-inch vertical jump verifies his athletic ability as these are characteristics that NBA scouts look for.”
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