KJ Williams

Updated on 6/27/22.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-10
Weight: 245
College: LSU
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 9/3/1999

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Solid low post scorer
Decent shooter, has stretch big potential
Good rebounder
Adequate defender
Above average athlete
Has good strength

Cons:

Only an average free throw shooter
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Not an elite shot blocker
Can struggle to guard quicker players
Can be foul prone
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

KJ Williams is a strong, mobile big man that can score the basketball in a variety of ways.  He can use his strength and scoring touch to score out of the post, and he also can knock down jumpers from the outside.  He also is a good rebounder and is adept at collecting steals.  On the other hand, he doesn’t get enough assists in games, and he will need to improve his defense.  He is had a very good season at Murray State. Recently, he announced his decision to transfer to LSU, and he is a borderline second round candidate for the 2023 draft.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Murray State’s Basketball Bio
LSU Athletics’ Article on Williams Transferring to LSU

Games Scouted:
3/5/22 Murray State vs. Morehead State

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