Trevion Williams 2022 NBA Draft Scouting Report


Offensively, Williams is a force to have and brings a versatile set of skills to the table. Not only does he mark the ball very well in and around the paint while crushing the glass with authority. But Williams also runs the floor with a brisk pace, brings intimidating interior defense and an evolving, sharp touch and sense of awareness with his passing.

During his four seasons with the Boilermakers, Williams developed his potential and enjoyed every minute he was on the pitch. After exemplifying a promising performance in 22 starts in his sophomore year, Williams had a great breakout season as a junior, hitting a handful of career highs in the process. In 28 games (26 starts) over 25.1 minutes per game, Williams scored 15.5 points on 52.5 percent shooting from the field, had 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Due to his performances, Williams was named to the All-Big Ten first team and even declared himself for the draft after the end of the season.

Despite this, Williams opted out of the draft at the last minute and return to Purdue for one more season. What was fascinating about that decision at the time was that Williams was going to have to produce a season similar to, if not better than, his junior year with Purdue, something that seemed terribly daunting even for a player of his caliber.

Although Williams did not surpass or match those junior year numbers, he was still able to generate a special senior campaign, scoring 12.0 points per game on 54.7% shooting from the field ( a career high) while totaling 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists as well (also a career high). Notice that Williams did all of this mostly off the bench, playing 37 games but starting in only four of them, and did so with 20.1 minutes per game. This led to Williams receiving the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year Award and a spot on the All-Big Ten Third Team as well. This kid is the real deal, and the Hawks should consider selecting him in the second round.


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