San Antonio Spurs 2nd Round Draft Prospect: Alan Williams

By George Middleton

Alan Williams: 22-years old, UC Santa Barbara, Power Forward/Center

Draft Express Measurements: 6″8.25, 261-pounds, 7″1.75 wingspan

2014-15 Stats: 17.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.2 steals, 46% field goals, 77% free-throws, 0-3 threes, 32.6 minutes

Quick Season Review: The UC Santa Barbara Gauchos were solid this season, as they went 19-14. Their NCAA Tournament hopes went out the window in the semifinals against the UC Irvine Anteaters. The Gauchos fell short 72-63 in overtime. Alan Williams was solid in the game as he had been all season, he finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds. The problem is that he had one of his worst shooting games of the season, as he went 6-18 from the field. Williams finished with 17 double-doubles in the 25 games he played. The Gauchos final game of the season was against Oral Roberts in the College Basketball Invitational, when they lost 91-87. Williams finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Strengths: Good inside scorer with post moves. One of the strongest prospects in the draft. Great rebounder. Played well against top competition (22 points vs Kansas, 26 points vs Oregon). High basketball IQ. Good shot-blocker. Long wingspan. Mature player. Good free-throw shooter that draws lots of fouls.

Weaknesses: Slow player that is undersized. Tweener. Will he be able to play power forward? Not a good athlete (28.5-inch vertical). Played weak competition in Big West. Lacks shooting range. Must improve efficiency (46% field goals).

Where He Would Help Spurs?

Alan Williams is a good scorer inside that rebounds well. It’s almost certainty that his success in college won’t translate, as he is too undersized and not athletic, but he can be a solid backup.

NBA Comparison: Robert Traylor

Alan Williams is not quite as heavy as Robert Traylor, but they have similar body types. Like Traylor, Williams excels at using his body and should be a solid role player.

Below is a Alan Williams highlights video uploaded by North Dallas.

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