Player: Julian Williams
School: Northwood Temple
What he did at Phenom MLK Showcase:
Williams had a very productive day, playing in two games and lead the charge in both. In Game 1 against Calvary Day, he scored an efficient 31 points in a dominating 99-67 victory. He then backed that up against Franklin Prep, scoring 16 points in the 20+ point win. It just continues a very impressive senior campaign in which he has been averaging nearly 17 points and eight rebounds a game.
Taking a look at his game:
Williams continues to be a productive prospect on the court. From when we first saw him this fall and now into the season, he continues to prove that he can be a matchup nightmare and he can consistently get it done. With his activity around the rim, showing his explosiveness to finish strong or facing up and attacking the defense, Williams just has a good understanding of how he can impact the game. He plays bigger than listed, using his length and wingspan, is strong on the boards, runs the floor well, and understands spacing. Defensively, he is able to body and defend multiple positions as well.
Phenom All-American Evaluation:
“Finishing up, we look at a player that arguably stood out as the most enticing long-term prospect on this team, Julian Williams. He’s a long, wiry forward/post prospect with skill, toughness, and solid offensive versatility. Next in his development process is working on his consistency as a three-point shooter, as the added wrinkle would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Potosnakk on Williams: “Julian possesses excellent ball skills for his size and position. He finished well in traffic at the rim and has the ability to become a terrific offensive rebounder with his length and size. Daily shot development will play a major role in his ability to move his game to the perimeter as he works towards his goals for the next level. His best basketball is in the future. Learning from while getting onto the next play without worry or confrontation is vital in his approach to the game.” Williams enjoyed a quality showing at camp, averaging 14 PPG, and should ultimately become a vital piece for Northwood Temple.”