Derrick Williams was the clear No. 2 pick in the last NBA draft because he can score. He’s athletic and scouts saw him as a guy who could almost immediately get you some buckets at the NBA level.
This is why. This is some video of Williams at the Elite 24 Midnight Run with Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans and some top high school players on hand. That, my friends, is how you finish over people, even high schoolers. (hat tip to Hoopsmixtape.com)
But we also pass along this note from Chris Palmer of ESPN on twitter from that event: “Derrick Williams has been finishing all night. But as of right now won’t be able to create shots against NBA defenses…. Williams HAS to work on his ballhandling and identifying good shots.”