Robert Williams III

#44 F/C Texas A&M – Sophmore

DOB: October 17, 1997

Height: 6-9

Wingspan: 7-5.5

Weight: 241lbs

 

2017-2018 Season Averages

25.6MIN 10.4PTS 63.2FG% 1.4AST 9.2REB 0.8STL 2.6BLK 1.7TO

 

Strengths

  • Athletic prowess is tantalizing; has once in a generation, launching pad, head-over-the-rim leaping ability.
  • Interesting physical tools; has a huge 7-5.5ft wingspan and broad shoulders; Is physically ready for the NBA.
  • Strong finished around the rim; good hands and coordination to catch dump passes for easy finishes around the rim; Athleticism and length allow for explosive dunks under the basket and a constant lob target.
  • Has quickness and agility to beat defenders down the court in transition, which often leads to easy buckets.
  • Crashes offensive boards
  • Defensive presence around the rim; Impact most notable on defense where he can rotate quickly and use leaping ability to block shots from the weak side; blocks a good amount of perimeter shots.
  • Solid vision for someone his size; has shown the ability to spot shooters on the opposite corner, pass out of the short roll, and facilitate in the high post or on handoffs.

 

Weaknesses

  • Very limited offensive player; Low post scoring needs a lot of work; Lacks any advanced maneuvers in the post and relies on the right hand too much.
  • Has shown a lack of physicality, which is troubling for someone of his size and skillset; Does not show toughness boxing out for defensive rebounds.
  • Could do a better job of getting low and sticking with guards on the perimeter.
  • Shown flashes but still a liability in terms of shooting; Went 0-12 on threes for the season.
  • Poor shooting will likely translate to the next level as suggested by his 59 % FT percentage.
  • Has not made the leap that scouts have hoped for in his sophomore campaign; Has he plateaued as a player? How much can he actually improve?

 

Observations

  • Offense mainly consists of easy finishes around the rim; Seems reluctant to take any shots that are outside of the paint; Does not run a lot of pick and roll.
  • Williams’ physical tools suggest that he can be the next prototypical small-ball big man.
  • Williams was once projected to be a stretch big in his freshman year but his jump shot has yet to materialize.
  • The position Williams will play in the NBA still remains unclear; Has the potential to be a solid forward but has not shown enough shooting and perimeter skills.
  • Role player potential; Can play in the Clint Capela/Steven Adams role.

 

Notable Performances

Vs. Ole Miss 18PTS (8-9 FGA/FGM) 9REB 2AST 2BLK 2PF 2TO

 

Vs. Arkansas 20PTS (10-13 FGA/FGM) 14REB 2STL 3BLK 1PF 1TO

 

Vs. Arizona 4PTS (2-6 FGA/FGM) 7REB 2AST 2REB 2BLK 2STL 2TO

 

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