thinkingwarriors wrote:AdonalFoyle4Prez wrote:thinkingwarriors wrote:I see you Patrick Williams.
I'm not exactly sure what everyone sees in Patrick Williams? Am I missing something? To me, he will be a role player who brings the energy, hustle, and defense. Someone we can grab in the mid-to-late 1st Round. I don't think he's worth trading down for.
Ball handler, passer, 3pt shot, mid-range game, 84% free throw shooter, finisher, shot blocker, perimeter defense, help defender, gets in passing lanes, NBA body at 19. He moves with strength, decisiveness and instincts. He dominates the action whenever he's on the court. He's the most obvious superstar at this age since KD. Kawhi Leonard is a poor man's Patrick Williams.
Why isn't he the consensus #1? You have to look at his college team. The coach played 11 guys 9+ mpg and each of those 11 guys played in at least 27 of the team's 31 games. Of those 11 guys only two were freshman, Patrick Williams and Balsa Koprivica who played only 10 mpg. That means 9 guys were ahead of Williams in the pecking order to start the season yet he still managed 22 mpg, 4th most on the team, and didn't start a single game. The coach had way too many players that deserved minutes, someone had to get less than he deserved and it was the freshman Williams.
If he had gone to Arizona, Louisville or Virginia, all of which recruited him, he would have averaged 30+ mpg and gotten way more buzz. He chose Florida State because, according to him, that was the only school that preached defense to him first and foremost and that's the sort of program he was looking for. Sold.
I don’t see the passing or ball handling skills from him at all from most of the video highlights. He shot 32% from 3pt (potential, though) and possesses basic pull-up dribble mid-range shots. He reminds me of Jordan Bell with potential shooting range and another Patrick, Patrick Patterson.