Purdue forward/center Trevion Williams will forgo his final year of college eligibility and sign with an agent, the school announced today in a press release. After testing the draft waters a year ago, Williams will go pro this time around.
The No. 45 prospect on ESPN’s big board, Williams came off the bench for the Boilermakers for most of 2021/22, averaging 12.0 PPG, 7.4 RPG, and 3.0 APG in 37 appearances (20.1 MPG). In his scouting report on Williams, Mike Schmitz of ESPN said the senior is one of the best passing big men in the country.
Another Williams, Santa Clara junior guard Jalen Williams, is also entering the 2022 NBA draft, according to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, who notes that Williams will maintain his college eligibility. Jalen is ranked just three spots behind Trevion on ESPN’s board, at No. 48.
Jalen Williams earned First-Team All-WCC honors after leading the conference in scoring, with 18.0 PPG on .513/.396/.809 shooting. His defensive versatility, passing feel, and shooting potential all intrigue NBA teams, says Givony.
Here are some of the other prospects recently declaring for the draft:
Expected to remain in the draft:
- James Akinjo, G, Baylor (senior) (Instagram link)
- Harrison Ingram, F, Stanford (freshman) (Twitter link)
- Mike Miles, G, TCU (sophomore) (Twitter link)
Testing the draft waters:
- Johni Broome, F/C, Morehead State (sophomore) (Twitter link)
- Jaelen House, G, New Mexico (junior) (Instagram link)
- Nate Laszewski, F, Notre Dame (senior) (link via Patrick Engel of BlueAndGold.com)
- Aminu Mohammed, G/F, Georgetown (freshman) (Twitter link via Jake Weingarten of StockRisers.com)
- Lester Quinones, G, Memphis (junior) (Twitter link via Givony)
- Courtney Ramey, G, Texas (senior) (Twitter link via his father)
- Jahmir Young, G, Charlotte (junior) (Twitter link)