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Jaylin Williams


POSITION: CFROM: ArkansasHT: 6-10WT: 240

Draft Notes

Jaylin Williams is a hard working do-it-all center who has great intangibles and makes winning plays. His impact on the game doesn’t always show up on the stat sheet but he’s a high level prospect who has NBA scouts attention.

Jaylin thinks the game at a high level and is a really heady defender. He’s solid one on one and also offers great help defense (and draws a ton of charges). He has quick hands and a knack for swiping the ball and is a decent rim protector as well, although he’s a bit undersized by NBA standards.

Jaylin isn’t a player who needs the ball in his hands much and is very effective at setting screens and playing team offense, without the need to look for his shot. He’s a solid offensive rebounder an a good overall glue-guy who does the dirty work.

He has good mobility and gets up and down the court well. Has decent feet and does a good job of guarding out in space.

Shows promise to become a capable floor spacer in time. Has pretty good shooting form and is starting to expand his range.


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Draft Projection

late first to mid second round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft or 2023 NBA Draft


2023 Center Rankings

  1. Victor Wembanyama – 7-4 – France
  2. Dereck Lively – 7-0 – Duke
  3. James Nnaji – 6-10 – Barcelona (Nigeria)
  4. Tristan Vukcevic – 6-10 – Serbia
  5. Oscar Tshiebwe – 6-9 – Kentucky (Congo)
  6. Jamarion Sharp – 7-5 – W. Kentucky
  7. Charles Bediako – 6-11 – Alabama (Canada)