Jawad Williams: Scouting Reports

"Jawad is an athletic versatile talent whose best assets are his ability to score down low as well as excel on the perimeter and in transition. A very good shooter from all over the floor and good passer on the break. Williams creates match-up problems with his array of skills and has the proto-typical game that NBA scouts love. Very effective at using his strengths to his advantage versus quality defenders." -- Clint Jackson (HighMajorHoops.com)

"Williams is a smooth multi-dimensional player who can score on the inside, float out outside and is a solid passer. Some are even calling him the next Lamar Odom. If he's going to play small forward in college, he'll need to keep working on his ballhandling and outside shooting skills." -- Jacey Zembal (FoxSports.com)

"He always was a good athlete, but his ballhandling and his shooting -- especially his three-point shooting -- have both improved significantly over the past year. He continued to play the same way he had before, but this year he has the tools to be effective. And we give him credit for working on his game, recognizing his weak points and doing what he needed to do to play the position he wanted to play. Williams is similar to Maryland's Terence Morris, both in physique and athleticism. Morris has been a good player in the ACC and will play in the NBA, and we will be saying the same things about Jawad Williams down the road." -- Brick Oettinger (CNNSI.com)

"Jawad is effective inside and outside, but with the way he can handle the ball and shoot and pass it, he will spend most of his time out on the perimeter after he leaves us. Right now, he is more suited for power forward, but once he adds some range to his jump shot, he will be on the wing." -- St. Edward's coach Eric Flannery (Fayetteville Observer-Times)

"I can take the big guy outside and beat him off the dribble or take a smaller guy into the post. I pattern my game off of Lamar Odom ... After the NBA Players Association Camp, I came into the Nike Camp with a lot of momentum. I felt I was the best player there [at the NBPA Camp] and wanted to prove it at the Nike Camp ... I used to just drive to the basket. Now I can do everything." -- Jawad Williams (FoxSports.com)

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