Position: C
Height/Weight: 6'10" / 237 lbs
School/Club: Texas A&M
Status: Sophomore
Birthday: October 17, 1997

About Robert Williams

Robert Williams is a physically gifted big man whose impressive length and athleticism gives him great potential as a finisher, rebounder, and rim protector.  Ranked as a consensus top-75 player in the high school class of 2016, but outperformed expectations nearly averaging a double-double at Texas A&M as a true freshman.  Returned to school for his sophomore season and put together a strong stretch in conference play to finish the year averaging 10.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game to help Texas A&M back to the NCAA Tournament and make it to the Sweet 16 while earning his second straight SEC Defensive Player of the Year honor.

  • Measured at 6’10 in shoes with a tremendous 240-pound frame and a 7’5.5 wingspan last fall.  Has prototypical dimensions for a modern NBA center to go along with great feet and impressive leaping ability.
  • Played a complementary role offensively imposing his will on games some nights more than others while often filling in at the power forward spot.  Excellent catch and finish threat who also made shots at solid rate operating with his back to the basket.  Anchored one of the nation’s top interior defenses.

Defensive Analysis

  • Has the tools to be a game changer defensively down the road.  Posted impressive per-minute shot blocking and rebounding numbers at the college level though he remains pretty early in his development.  Comes out of nowhere to block shots from time to time.  Combination of length and foot speed allow him to get to shots and rebounds many big men can’t.  Has room to be more consistent with his efforts to box out and impact shots around the rim defensively.  Has the quickness to slide his feet impressively on the perimeter, but lacks a degree of experience in that regard.  Has as high of a ceiling defensively as perhaps any big man in this draft.

DA's Big Board
Ranked 6th among big men

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