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5 - Nigel Williams-Goss

6-3, 190 Point Guard
Gonzaga Junior
Birthday
09/16/94 (25.2 yrs)
Hometown
Happy Valley, OR
High School
Findlay Prep
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
6
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
7
Quickness
6
Leadership
9
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
6
Passing
8
Intangibles
8
89 Overall:

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

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