Hometown: Memphis, TN

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 180

Position: Shooting Guard

Team: Memphis

Class: Sophomore

#15 Elliot Williams | G
Note: Transferred from Duke.

Left-handed… The former-Duke Blue Devil has been quite impressive in his Memphis campaign after a decent season with Duke last year… He is a lengthy 6'4" shooting guard, with some ability to play point at times. Former coach, Coach K and current Coach, Josh Pastner rave about Williams' intangibles- especially his energy and enthusiasm… He is an excellent athlete with terrific explosiveness and quickness… The Memphis Tiger guard is about as good of a shooter as you can find in the nation. Although his percentages might not indicate it (Williams is hitting about 37% of his 3-point shots), Williams is an excellent shooter who is still developing at creating his own shot and creating separation between himself and his defender. In the offseason, he has developed a smooth step-back shot with three-point range…  With Williams' long strides and quick first step, he posses the ability to drive by defenders and get into the paint. He has done a great job finishing with floaters in the lane or creating contact and getting to the foul line. He gets to the charity stripe about eight times a game and is taking advantage of those opportunities by hitting about 77% from the foul line… Williams is a proven defender who projects as an even better defender at the next level because of his length, quickness and aggressiveness… As a point guard, Williams has thrived creating off of his penetration- driving into the lane and kicking the ball out to a teammate. He has shown good recognition of when and where help defense and double-teams are coming from and reacting to finding the open man out of that set. He is a solid ball handler…

Many scouts would like to see Williams play more point guard and handle the ball better. He has been turnover prone all season long; on the year, he is averaging about 3 turnovers a game, compared to his 4 assists. He should look to improve upon his ball handling and decision making before making the jump to the next level… Other things to improve: finishing with his right hand around the rim, as well as becoming a more reliable pull-up jumper from the mid-range…

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