Updated as of 11/21/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 rankings were finalized on 11/17/20.
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 82
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Solid finisher around the basket
Adequate low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Fairly good shot blocker
Rock solid motor
Has very good intangibles
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
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.
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
2/12/19 LSU vs. Kentucky
2/18/20 LSU vs. Kentucky
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