NBA Draft Spotlight: Grant Williams

2-time All-SEC performer Grant Williams was an excellent college basketball player, but as a tweener without a definite NBA skill, he will have to show that he can make an impact at the highest level.

Position: SF/PF From: Tennessee Class/YOB: Junior
Height: 6’5 Weight: 234 Wingspan: 6’11

Strengths:

  • Very physically strong player. He has tremendous upper body strength and a solid base. Had one of the higher free throw rates in the country
  • High-energy, extra effort rebounder with a mean streak in the paint. Defends especially well due to his instincts and ability to stand up ball-handlers
  • Reliable mid-range shooter that has developed more of a pull-up game over the last few seasons. With his physique, his touch from 12-17 feet will be key for his post-up game. His mid-post face-up game is a real weapon
  • Sneaky explosiveness and good length (6-11 wingspan). Elevates very well off of two feet. Has the quickness to beat bigger players when he plays at the four spot
  • Decisive interior passer. Showed off a lot of feel playing with multiple frontcourt players

Weaknesses:

  • Outside jump shot is still not a real threat
  • Doesn’t have the ball-handling ability to regularly play on the perimeter but lacks the traditional size to play on the inside. His plus wingspan will help
  • Was in foul trouble for a large part of his career. Aggressiveness is a big selling point, but it also needs to be harnessed
  • Despite his good feet in the post, he has a tendency to try to overpower opponents. Against grown men in the NBA, he will need to know how to balance finesse and power
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
18.8 7.5 3.2 1.1 1.5 2.2 56.4% 32.6% 81.9%

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