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5 - Nigel Williams-Goss

Gonzaga 

  • Birthday: 9/16/94
  • NBA Position: Point Guard
  • Class: Junior
  • Ht: 6-3
  • Wt: 190
  • Hometown: Happy Valley, OR
  • High School: Findlay Prep
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Overall

89

2017
Mock:  55

NBA Comparison: Kendall Marshall/Earl Watson

Strengths: An extremely competitive and intelligent floor general ... Consummate leader at the point guard position showing innate vocal leadership skills ... Very tough minded and brings a high level of intensity every time out on the floor ... Developed a reputation in high school AAU for never letting his teams lose, which has apparently carried over to college ... Adept at facilitating the pick and roll ... A very good playmaker for others, making those around him better ... Plays very under control. A calming influence , attention to detail ... A plus 2 to 1 A/TO ratio at 4.7 AST to 2.2 TO ... Good ball handler, capable of dribbling in traffic, breaking the press, and able to scan the floor with his handle being second nature ... Has an excellent jumpshot with very good form and shooting touch ... Improved upon his shooting considerably in his year off, raising his FT% to 90% and his 3P% to 37%, (from 76% and 26% as a sophomore) hitting roughly 1/3 three point attempts every game ... Improvement in his shooting is a testament to his work ethic and desire ... Gets good elevation on his shot, has a quick release with good mechanics and follow through ... Good at pulling up and utilizes the step back jumper well to create space off the dribble ... Strong family background. Father is a strong positive influence on his basketball career ... Has the make up to be a quality role player in the NBA a la Matthew Dellavadova ... Bigtime rebounder at 6 per game ...His good size at 6'3 will give him added ability to see the floor and pass over smaller NBA PGs ... Solid length with a near 6'7 wingspan ... NBA readiness very good after two seasons at Washington and a redshirt transfer year before his breakout Junior year ...

Weaknesses: Most of his weaknesses stem from his lack of run/jump athleticism ... Below average athlete lacking great foot speed and overall quickness ... Although his size helps to make up for it, his lack of speed probably keeps him from becoming a starter at the NBA level ... Lateral speed will make it tough for him to contain NBA point guards ... Figures to struggle to gain separation offensively ... Struggles to finish on the break due to lack of explosiveness, although is crafty at using his body to shield defenders ... Lack of quality competition in WCC through much of the season could be an obstacle ... Already the age of a senior and while his maturity and readiness work in his favor, lack of upside at his age (will turn 23 in September) works against him ... Not a speed merchant that pushes the tempo out in the open floor ...

Notes: Measured 6'3.5 (in shoes) 182 lbs, with a 6'6.5 wingspan at the 2012 LeBron James Skills Academy Among the finalists for Player of the Year ... Considered highly likely to enter the 2017 NBA draft where he's projected as a possible 2nd round pick ... Spent two seasons at Washington under Coach Lorenzo Romar ... Was arguably as integral to his team's success (one loss at BYU) this year at Gonzaga as any player in the nation ... Catalyst of Gonzaga's run to the Title game ...

Aran Smith 4/3/17

August 22, 2011

February 18, 2011

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