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1 - Latavious Williams

6-8, 205 Power Forward
USA International
Birthday
03/29/89 (31.2 yrs)
Hometown
Camp Springs, MD
High School
Life Center
Athleticism
9
Size
7
Defense
7
Strength
6
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
7
NBA Ready
6
Rebounding
8
Potential
9
Post Skills
7
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Jason Maxiell/Donnell Harvey

Strengths: A raw physical specimen who chose not to play NCAA ball and turned pro (D-League) out of high school, and will be eligible for the 2010 draft … Will have a good chance to be drafted due to his upside … Very explosve attacking the basket … Despite a lack of great bulk, shows a willingness to play physical and bang with bigger players inside … Runs the floor well, good foot speed, a very fluid athlete who plays with boundless energy … Owns a big wingspan. Plays much bigger than 6-8 … An excellent rebounder … Also helped by all the undersized power forwards making it in the league right now … Offensively he shows the ability to knock down his jump shot and he should be able to develop into a strength …

Weaknesses:
A bit of a tweener, currently lacking the bulk (and standard height) to play in the post … Needs to add a significant amount of strength to play inside at the NBA level … Still a work in progress offensively. Was so dominant athletically in high school that he wasn’t forced to fully develop skills, playing against better athletes this will be imparitive … Shows some touch on his shot but needs to work on post moves and add range … Shows some ability to face the basket and use the dribble, but won’t be confused for a small forward. Lacks the ball handling, passing ability, and outside shot to play strictly on the perimeter …

Aran Smith 11/9/09

Photo: Rivals.com

YouTube Clip – 7/23/2008

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