5 NBA Draft Prospects Who Gobble Up Rebounds in Their Sleep

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1. Trevion Williams - Purdue

Even now, it feels a bit like Trevion Williams is going a little under the radar compared to his teammates Jaden Ivey and Zach Edey. Williams is very deserving of his fair share of credit for Purdue's success this season, even considering the limited minutes he usually plays. In just over 20 minutes per game, the 6'10" big man is averaging 12.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.

I don't want it to be a secret that I'm a big fan of Williams and that he very well could be my favorite senior playing in the NCAA. Outside of the fact that he's one of the most efficient rebounders in the NCAA, he's an excellent passer to the point that he may be the best live dribble passer of any college player regardless of position.

He won't be the most athletic big man to enter this year's draft, but he's a decently strong presence in the interior who can dish out some great passes to take some playmaking pressure off of a bench unit's backcourt.

I don't love the fact that Williams will already be turning 22 next September and that defense won't be his calling card in the NBA, but if he can be had with a high second-round pick, I think Coach Popovich will love his hustle and basketball IQ.