Patrick Williams Player Bio and Scouting ReportApril 23, 2021
Patrick Williams Player Bio
Patrick Lee Williams (born August 26, 2001) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Florida State Seminoles. He was the 4th pick in the 2020 NBA draft.
Early life and high school career
Williams was born on August 26, 2001, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Williams grew up in Charlotte and attended West Charlotte High School. He was a four-year starter on the Mighty Lions’ varsity basketball team. Williams averaged 20.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.8 steals in his junior season.Williams was rated a four-star recruit and a consensus top-50 prospect in his class.
Williams committed to play college basketball at Florida State over offers from Arizona, Clemson, Louisville, Maryland, NC State, Ohio State, Texas, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. As a senior, Williams averaged 22.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 3.1 assists per game and was named the Mecklenburg County Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer as he led the Lions to the 4A State Championship game. Williams played in the 2019 Jordan Brand Classic. Williams finished his high school career with 1,787 points scored, 749 rebounds and 310 assists over four seasons.
Williams entered his freshman year rated as 21st-best prospect for the 2020 NBA draft according to ESPN. He spent the season as the Seminoles’ sixth man. Williams scored 18 points with four rebounds against Western Carolina followed by a 16-point performance against Tennessee-Chattanooga. He scored 14 points and grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in a 65–59 win over North Carolina.
The following game, he had 14 points in a 99–81 victory over Miami (Florida). Williams was named to the ACC All-Freshman team and the conference Sixth Man of the Year at the end of the regular season after averaging 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and one block per game. After the season, Williams declared for the 2020 NBA draft alongside teammate Devin Vassell.
Pro Career 2020 to present-
Patrick Williams currently plays for the Chicago Bulls.
Patrick Williams Scouting Profile
Williams is a bouncy athlete, high level defender and good three-point shooter. He wasn’t a starter at Florida State so the concern is how strong was his competition protected on the bench and will he be good enough to justify his draft slot.