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44 - Robert Williams

Texas A&M 

  • Birthday: 10/17/97
  • NBA Position: PF/C
  • Class: Freshman
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 235
  • Hometown: Vivian, LA
  • High School: North Caddo
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  • Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Overall

95

2017
Mock:  9

NBA Comparison: Antonio McDyess/Shawn Kemp

Strengths: Huge upside ... Has tremendous physical attributes with elite level length (7-foot-5.5 wingspan) and high level run/jump athleticism ... Shows excellent rebounding ability, utilizing his length for rebounds ... A dominant shot blocker showing the timing and aggressiveness to be a rim protector (2.5 blocks per game in 24 mpg) ... Offensive game has a lot of promise as he shows the ability to legitimately create offense for himself at an early stage ... Post moves, while raw are beginning to show promise as his footwork and touch around the rim continue to improve ... Excellent in the open floor as he has elite level fluidity and run/jump athleticism ... An explosive athlete that has begun to become comfortable attacking the rim off the face up, dribble drive ... Has the length and athleticism to go right up and dunk over a lot of college opponents when he gets the ball in around the basket ... Displays very good body control, and amazing explosiveness ... Great hands give him the ability to catch errant passes and corral rebounds out of his area ... Shows an aggressive nature, competes hard, doesn't back down and will let his opponent know that he's not afraid ... A surprising mid-range shooter who has gained confidence in his ability to spot up or post up for 12-15 foot shots ... Already close to 240 lbs and has the size to play both post positions at the next level ... Should be able to comfortably add another 20-25 pounds without compromising any agility or mobility ... Adept at absorbing contact and finishing and has no problem seeking out contact to draw fouls and in playing physical ... Shows a tremendous amount of upside if he gets the proper coaching and develops dedication to honing his skillset ... Has a jump hook over his left shoulder that he is beginning to gain confidence in ... A very good passer for a bigman, which makes him difficult to double, even showing the vision and imagination to find teammates and create shots for them ... Very coachable kid who has shown the ability to pick up things quickly ... Charismatic, likable kid who can be unselfish to a fault ...

Weaknesses: At times can be too unselfish, must continue to develop confidence in his abilities ... A late bloomer who still seems to be picking up the nuances of the game ... Still raw, lacking a great feel for playing in the post though his foot work and post moves are improving steadily ... Must gain better timing in sealing his man and setting a wide base for post passes ... Physical attributes are so elite that he is able to get by without utilizing a high skill level, for instance blocking out on rebounds, which will have to change against higher level athletes ... For a quality shooter, he needs to improve upon his 59% FT, repetition over time should allow him to shoot at higher rate in the future ... Still prone to making mental mistakes, lazy passes and unnecessary turnovers ... Like any late bloomer, still has bouts of inconsistency within games, or games where he struggles to play with a high level of focus and energy throughout ... Should look to square up to the basket on jump shots a little better as he currently has a tendency to square his body too far to the left on his release ... Impressionable kid who still has a long ways to go to fulfill his vast potential. His ability to realize it figures to be contigent upon landing with the right organization/coaching staff/surrounding clubhouse ... Struggled some against high level opponents, creating some questions whether he can have the same success against similar level athletes. Also has had the benefit of playing alongside a dominant college big in Tyler Davis, making teams unable to focus their top defenders on him a lot of the time ...

Notes: Went from barely scratching many Top 50 recruiting lists (Scout 46, ESPN 50, Rivals 67) following his high school career to arguably the top bigman prospect for this year's draft ... Developed his skill set under Coach Ron Meikle at North Caddo HS in Vivian, LA … Averaged 9 blocks per game for two seasons in HS ... Measured 6’8.5’’ in shoes, with a 7'4’’ wingspan and 208 lbs at the 2015 Nike Basketball Academy ... Considered a strong candidate to be a one and done and should contend for a spot in the mid/late lottery ... Has among the most upside of any prospect in college basketball and could end up a multi-year All Star in the league if he realizes his potential ...

Aran Smith 2/10/17

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