UConn's Marcus Williams will declare for 06 draft

UConn's Marcus Williams will declare for 06 draft

Postby JSM on Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:43 pm

NBA Draft.net: Sources told NBADraft.net Thursday that UConn Huskies point guard Marcus Williams will soon declare for the 2006 draft and sign with agent Bill Duffy, forfeiting his senior season of eligibility.

Williams played well in his junior year and especially in the tournament averaging 20 points and 8.8 assists and hit a number of clutch shots. But he was unable to lift the Huskies over the Cinderella George Mason team and fell in the Elite Eight.

On the year he averaged 12.3 ppg and 8.6 apg after missing the first month and a half of the season due to his (laptop theft involvement) suspension.

Williams is considered a likely mid-first rounder with a chance to move into the lottery (top 14 picks) with good workouts.

Scouts biggest concerns about Williams center around his lack of foot speed defensively, lack of range shooting the ball and character (due to the off court troubles).
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Postby eNlight on Sun Apr 09, 2006 8:25 pm

is it under ncca rules that if you sign with an agent you can't go back to college?
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Postby halekulani on Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:13 pm

you won't be eligible to play for any collegiate team.
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Postby The Kobe Era 2K5 on Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:32 am

I'd love to see Lakers drafting him, but most likely it just won't happen, cuz when Lakers will be on clock, he'll be picked.
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Postby rydjorker121 on Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:00 pm

He won't be picked by the Lakers. He should be a lottery pick considering how well he played in the tourney, that negates his off-the-court problems a bit. He doesn't have the best speed, defense, or jumpshot, but his passing ability is the best in the draft and probably tops in the league if given minutes in the NBA. It is just hard to emphasize how great his passing ability is--and that is why he is a lottery pick.
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Postby High IQ on Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:46 pm

is he related to Deron Williams somehow? they kinda look alike :man11:
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Postby JSM on Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:26 pm

High IQ wrote:is he related to Deron Williams somehow? they kinda look alike :man11:

I've heard people compare him to a left handed version of D-Williams, but that's about it. No real relation.
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