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34 - Kenrich Williams

TCU 

  • Birthday: 12/2/94
  • NBA Position: Small Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-7
  • Wt: 200
  • Hometown: Waco, TX
  • High School: Waco University
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2018

NBA Comparison: PJ Tucker

Strengths: After starting his career as an undersized power forward, Kenrich Williams has slowly built his game up to be a viable perimeter player during his senior season at TCU ... At 6'7'', Williams is an elite rebounder for his size ... This past season, Williams hauled in 9.3 boards per contest, which also includes an impressive 2.8 offensive rebound per game clip ... He's more of a below the rim player, but is excellent using his body and being in great position for rebounds ... He does a lot of the little things needed to succeed as a defender and rebounder, paired with his good energy, I feel he could be an effective rebounder at the next level as well ... Defensively, at 6'7'' and 210 pounds, he's a little small for an NBA small forward, but has the strength and tenacity to guard a large portion of NBA players at that position ... Williams is also probably quick enough to handle a portion of NBA shooting guards, which does give him two position defensive potential ... His defensive instincts are on point, and he's great at creating transition opportunities by creating steals and deflections ... While at TCU his senior year, he averaged 1.8 steals per contest (which included an impressive 4 games with 4 or more steals) ... While playing on the wing is not his natural position, Kenrich has greatly improved as a passer (3.9 apg) and is excellent at finding cutters and making the right pass ... He had a 1.95 A/TO ratio as a small forward, which is a nice number for a non-guard ... He's also a reliable outside jump shooter, and hit 39% of his attempts from beyond the arc as a senior ... This will give him appeal as a player who can hit the glass, but also stretch the floor ... His ability to hit mid-range jumpers (especially at the top of the key) paired with his passing ability could make him a viable option in the pick and roll and pick and pop schemes at the next level ...

Weaknesses: Kenrich falls into the tweener category ... While greatly improved on the perimeter, he's still not a natural ball handler on the wing, and is really more of a converted power forward than a true swingman ... Being 6'7'' and weighing in at 210 pounds makes him right at the average for an NBA wing player ... Larger small forwards could render him at a major size/strength disadvantage ... He finished at 64.5% at the rim during his senior year, but in an NBA landscape with much larger, more athletic players, finishing against larger could give him problems ... He raised his FT percentage to .688% last year, but you'd like your small forwards to at least be over 70% FT shooters at the next level ... He's more of a hustle player and spot up shooter on offense, and will most likely not be a huge impact in the scoring column in the NBA ... His outlook is more of a glue guy, and not a player who looks to be able to shoulder much of a scoring burden ... Not a particularly long player, and at 23 and a half years old may not be viewed as a player with much upside left to develop ...

Overall: Williams has some appeal as a two position defender and glue guy at the next level ... He's very smart defensively, and has a nice feel for the flow of the game overall ... He'll likely rebound at a high level for his position, and his improved ability to create for others and hit the outside jumper could potentially make him a tough matchup off switches, and an asset in spacing the floor ... He's a bit of a tweener, turning 24 in December and h doesn't have that appeal as a high upside player, but his unique combination of skills will still make him an intriguing option on draft night.

Notes:
All-Big 12 Second Team (2018) All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2018) NIT's Most Outstanding Player (2016-17). Started his NCAA career at New Mexico Junior College.

David Ray 5/27/18

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