11. Atlanta Hawks select Cody Williams
Williams is the younger brother of Oklahoma City Thunder wing Jalen Williams. The 19-year-old is 6’8 and already flashing some intriguing potential as a freshman at Colorado. He averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steal, and 0.5 blocks in 29.5 minutes per game over his first four contests.
Williams has the athletic ability and size that NBA scouts are looking for, but there is work to do. He needs to add mass and improve his jumper if he wants to reach his ceiling. Still, his passing and overall skill set have popped in the early going. If he can consistently knock down shots, Williams could climb into the top ten on draft night.
He needs to carve out a larger role in the offense. The teenager is taking just 7.5 field goal attempts and is only scoring 11.0 per game because he is shooting 53.3 percent from the field. If his percentage dips, his scoring could be virtually non-existent.
The Atlanta Hawks are searching for a 3-and-D wing to round out their roster. Cody Williams is the best available. His brother popped after reaching the NBA, and teams will be intrigued to see if the teenager does the same. They need to give him time, but Williams could be a key rotation piece for a decade-plus for whatever team selects him.