Emmitt Williams

Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 220
College: LSU
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 11/15/1998

2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 82
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good rebounder
Decent defender
Fairly good shot blocker
Gifted athlete
Rock solid motor
Has very good intangibles

Cons:

Needs to improve his face-up game
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Reluctant to take jumpers
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
May be quite raw offensively
Can be too passive on offense
May struggle to defend taller players
Can be undisciplined defensively
May be a classic tweener

Summary:

Emmitt Williams is a very athletic, energetic combo forward that excels at attacking the basket to garner scores.  He scored a whopping 44 points at the Jordan Brand Classic.  He had a solid sophomore season for LSU this year, but it’s uncertain if his game will translate well to the NBA.

He’s an undersized combo forward that will need to improve his perimeter skills, and he’ll need to show that he can consistently be able to guard upper-echelon players.​  If he can, Williams could project to be a defensive specialist at that level.  Right now, he may be a borderline second round candidate for the 2020 draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

2019 ESPN Draft Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

Nike EYBL Profile

Orlando Sentinel Article on Williams’ Jordan Brand Classic Showing

WatchStadium’s Article Mentioning Williams Returning to LSU

WGNO’s Article on Williams Playing in the TBT

Highlights of the 1/8/20 Arkansas-LSU Game from YouTube via Matthew Loves Ball

Games Scouted:

2/12/19 LSU vs. Kentucky
2/18/20 LSU vs. Kentucky

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