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Mark Williams

NBA DRAFT SCOUTING REPORT

POSITION: CFROM: DukeHT: 7-2WT: 242
BORN: 12/16/01YEAR: So.WING: 7-6 1/2REACH: 9-9

Draft Notes

After two season for the Blue Devils Mark Williams projects as a mid first round pick in the 2022 draft, possibly going in the late lottery. He’s an enforcer in the middle who protects the paint and changes the game with his size, length and defensive instincts.

Rebounds on the ball well and knows his role, as a rebounder and defender. Changes a ton of shots in the paints and can really lock down the rim. Does a great job of going vertical and not fouling – using his great length to alter shots without trying to swat everything into the stands.

Does a lot of his scoring on put-backs and dump offs around the rim. Will be a good lob threat at the next level. Dunks the ball with power and can go through defenders.

A solid FT shooter for a big, hitting 73% as a sophomore at Duke (also shot 72% from the field!).

Can be a bit heavy-footed and doesn’t change directions particularly well, which could lead to trouble defending against NBA speed and in pick and roll situations – although does shot good recovery speed getting back to defend the rim.

Has all the intangibles, work ethic and team-first mentality you can ask for. Really knows his role and excels at it.


Comparisons

  • Michael Olowokandi
  • poor but healthy man’s Greg Oden

Draft Projection

late lottery to mid first round pick in the 2022 NBA Draft

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2022 Centers

  1. Chet Holmgren – 7-0 – Gonzaga
  2. Jalen Duren – 6-10 – Memphis
  3. Mark Williams – 7-0 – Duke
  4. Christian Koloko – 7-1 – Arizona (Cameroon)
  5. Walker Kessler – 6-11 – Auburn 
  6. Kenneth Lofton Jr. – 6-7 – LA Tech
  7. Ismael Kamagate – 6-11 – France
  8. Jaylin Williams – 6-10 – Arkansas
  9. Khalifa Diop – 6-11 – Senegal 
  10. Ibou Dianko Badji – 7-1 – Senegal
  11. Kofi Cockburn – 7-0 – Illinois (Jamaica)
  12. Orlando Robinson – 7-0 – Fresno State
  13. Trevion Williams – 6-10 – Purdue
  14. Yannick Nzosa – 6-11 – DR Congo
  15. Kai Sotto – 7-2 – Philippines
  16. David McCormack – 6-10 – Kansas