Denver Nuggets NBA Draft Prospect: Robert Williams
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By Daniel C. Lewis

Robert Williams was a projected lottery pick last year, but returned to Texas A&M for another season with the Aggies. He basically repeated his performance from his freshman season, but in the process, disappeared into the pack of big men in the 2018 draft. He’s still a bouncy, shotblocking, athletic center that could develop into an impact defender in the NBA, and perhaps he’s someone the Nuggets will look into drafting with the No. 14 pick in the draft.

Oh, and he was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year both years he was at Texas A&M. The kid can play defense.

Age: 20

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 237 lbs

Wingspan: 7’5”

Standing Reach: 9’4”

Athleticism. Williams has athleticism in spades. He capped off two straight NCAA Tournament games with windmill dunks, letting everyone in the arena know what he was about. He has the explosiveness to spring back up for second and third jumps on the glass to secure rebounds. He has the agility to keep up with wings and guards on the perimeter after switches. He can get beat, recover, and launch into the air to catch up to the ball. He doesn’t just block shots - he pounds them into the hardwood....



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