Malik Williams

Updated on 6/26/22.  Written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 250
College: Louisville
Classification: Fifth-Year Senior
Birthdate: 8/26/1998

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted


Decent low post scorer
Decent shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good rebounder
Decent defender
Above average athlete
Good motor


Still needs to improve his shooting
Can be too passive on offense
Not an elite shot blocker
Struggles to guard quicker players
Not an elite athlete
Did not always get starter minutes
Missed significant time due to foot injuries


Malik Williams is an athletic, high-motor big man that played college basketball at Louisville.  Recently, he played at the Portsmouth Invitational.  He’s struggled with injuries over the years, but he is an offensively skilled big man that has shown an emerging outside shot. Currently, he is a borderline second round candidate for the 2022 draft.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
Sports Illustrated’s Article on Williams’ Injury History at Louisville
Portsmouth Invitational’s 2022 Rosters Page

Games Scouted:
1/18/20 Louisville vs. Duke
4/14/22 Day 2 of the 2022 PIT
5/10/22 Day 1 Game 2 of the 2022 NTX Combine

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