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1 - Terrence Williams

Louisville 

  • Birthday: 6/28/87
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 213
  • Hometown: Rainier Beach
  • High School: Seattle, WA
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Overall

90

2009
Mock:  11
NBA Comparison: JR Rider/Corey Maggette

Strengths:
Freakish athlete with a good build and a great feel for the game ... Really showed that he has matured from his freshman year, by leading Louisville to the overall number 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and an Elite Eight appearance ... He is a triple-double waiting to happen, averaged over 12 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, and over 5 assists per game ... He also led the team in steals with over 2 per game ... He is a defensive stopper who is able to guard multiple positions on the floor which should help him at the next level ... His vision and ability to pass are standout for a wing player ... Showed throughout the season that he has good ball handling skills and court sense ... Will be a 2-3 at the next level ... Has a great knack for knowing where the ball is, giving him an edge on the boards ... Put in the right situation, with the right expectations, he can really excel at the next level ...

Weaknesses:
Although he has improved his 3-point shooting over his collegiate career from 31% to 38% his senior year, he will really need to continue his development at the NBA level. His offensive game remains his biggest weakness as he struggles to put points on the board consistently ... If his shot isn't dropping and an athletic defender is keeping him from getting to the rim, his offensive game goes into the tank ... Also needs to improve his ability to drive in the lane with his off-hand as well as continuing to develop his ball-handling ... These will be particularly important if he wants to play the 2 at the next level ... Sometimes likes to go for the "highlight" reel play instead of just making the easy play, and seems too relaxed when he's out on the court ... Can fade in and out of games. Needs to develop a killer instinct at all times ...

Paolo Zamorano 5/15/09


Strengths: Athletic specimen with great size and strength Uses his tremendous leaping ability and strength well to overpower opponents and attack the rim A high flyer with the strength to finish in traffic Showed excellent improvement in his sophomore year (8.4 ppg to 12.4 ppg) Led the team in scoring and assists (3.8 apg) as a sophomore Has great versatility. Showed the ability to play the point guard position displaying good ball handling and passing ability Strong one on one skills Unselfish.Adept at the drive and dish Really excels on the boards for a perimeter guy (7 rpg) Appears primed for another jump in productivity An excellent defender due to his great reflexes and athleticism. Can key the press as well as provide a strong man on defender

Weaknesses: Lacks a great shooting stroke and any true range Must raise his shooting numbers considerably (37% FG) and (26% 3p%) (60 FT%) Not bashful about shooting despite his below average shooting from behind the arc. Must show improvement or reduce his volume of 3 point shots His game is too reliant upon his athleticism, he needs to further develop his skills including ball handling and shot selection Maturity and off court behavior are slight concerns with him. Must show that he has matured and eliminate any off court question marks.

Aran Smith - 10/7/2007

Strengths: Strengths: One of the top athletes in college basketball Despite being a freshman at U of L, Terrence has already been featured on plenty of highlight reels Plays well above the rim and won't hesitate to throw down on bigger and taller players Has no problem getting to the hoop NBA ready physique at 6-foot-6 and just over 220 pounds Real long arms and has muscles popping out all over the place Runs the floor well and has great court vision ... Very unselfish with the ball Has the attitude, flair, and court leadership of a seasoned vet Due to his size, Terrence is effective off the dribble or with his back to the basket as he's simply too strong for most college wings Great defensive player Always has a hand in the passing lanes which often leads to breakaway jams Quick hands and excellent footwork Uses his strength and freakish athletic ability to sky above most players for rebounds Underrated shot blocker Doesn't back down from anyone Always plays like he belongs and with 100% effort A real high energy type of guy

Weaknesses: At this point in his development, Terrence has not shown a consistent jump shot Although he was a point guard in high school, he has not shown the dribbling skills needed to run the show on the college level Must improve in that area as he will most likely play the two guard position at the next level Tries to do too much at times and can be overaggressive to a fault Must stay under control at all times Lacks experience ...

Notes:
"Terrence is a Dominique Wilkins type athlete," U of L coach Rick Pitino said. "He's a good passer and is a very physical wing player that will only get better. He's an athletic phenom." ... In high school led his Rainier Beach squad, along with the ultra athletic Stewart twins, to a state championship in 2003.

Mike Apodaca - 1/25/2006


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