Williams spent two seasons in college and averaged 10.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game his sophomore season. He best individual effort came in a loss to LSU last January, in which he totaled 21 points on 10-for-14 shooting, along with 15 rebounds. He had 13 points and 14 rebounds against Providence in the first round of the NCAA tournament and totaled 12 points and six rebounds in his team’s loss to Michigan in the Sweet 16.
While a potential double-double machine, Williams could make his mark in the NBA on the defensive end. He averaged 2.2 blocks per game last season, and his athleticism could help him defend athletic bigs. He also defends without fouling, committing just two per game.
But Williams is raw, particularly on the offensive end. He could make an impact on defensive his rookie season, but his ceiling my depend on how much his game develops on the other end. The Hornets have three centers currently on the roster, so Williams wouldn’t be expected to play next season unless one or more of them were moved. That could be a blessing though, as a year in Greensboro could help him develop the raw parts of his game.
Additionally, the Hornets attended the pro day for Kevin Knox yesterday. Knox is a freshman forward out of Kentucky and one of the youngest players in the draft. Here’s video of Mitch Kupchak recording a video of Knox:
Props to Mitch for taking the video in horizontal mode.
Here is the full list of prospects for tomorrow:
- Joe Chealey - 6’4 - Senior - Guard - College of Charleston
- Allerik Freeman - 6’3 - Senior - Guard - N.C. State
- Dakota Mathias - 6’3 - Senior - Guard - Purdue
- Doral Moore - 7’1 - Junior - Center - Wake Forest
- Jeff Roberson - 6’6 - Senior - Forward - Vanderbilt
- Robert Williams - 6’10 - Sophomore - Forward - Texas A&M