Player Projection: Terrence Williams

 
by Jon Nichols

Today I will be projecting the NBA stats of Terrence Williams of the Louisville Cardinals using my Box Score Prediction System (explanation here: http://basketball-statistics.com/explanationoftheboxscorepredictionsystem.html).  Williams just finished his fourth season with the Cardinals and could go anywhere from the top 10 to the late first round in this year’s draft.

Despite being supremely athletic and possessing a multitude of skills, Williams never had a very productive season at Louisville.  He showed flashes at times and clearly has the talent to excel.  His shot has range but as you would expect he has been inconsistent. 

How does BSPS think Williams will do in the NBA?  Let’s take a look at his projected career averages per 36 minutes:

Terrence Williams Box Score

Williams will not be a high volume scorer or an efficient one.  Surprisingly, however, BSPS thinks he can be a moderate threat from the perimeter, converting on 35.3% of his tries.  However, this threat will not be enough for him to make this his niche.  He may be able to carve out a role by contributing all over the box score while not making many assists.  His rebounding and assists will be solid and he won’t turn the ball over much or commit too many fouls.

Williams was never a superstar at the college level, but he can become a useful NBA player by utilizing his athleticism to contribute in ways other than scoring.  He can also develop a knack for defense.  Whatever route he takes, he needs to do something to offset his inconsistent scoring abilities. 

 

 

 

 

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