Former Miner, Red Raider Bryson Williams Invited to NBA Draft Combine
Pro scouts and representatives aren't taking Bryson Williams' showing in the NBA G League Elite Camp for granted.
The former Miner and recent Texas Tech graduate put up strong numbers in the G-League Elite Camp on Tuesday, scoring 23 points for his team and led all scorers in the matchup. As a result of his performance in the G-League Elite Camp, Williams was invited to the NBA Draft Combine this week in Chicago.
From the first glimpse in Tuesday's game, Williams was flying all over the court. He was grabbing rebounds and hitting shots from all three levels. As a sizeable low post scorer, teams will appreciate his outside shot-making abilities. He has improved his shot creation and his defense. He can improve areas of his game like becoming a better ball handler and maintaining consistency with his offensive game.
As a 24-year-old draft prospect, teams aren't expected to take Williams in the first or second round of the NBA Draft. However, playing in the G-League Elite Camp and participating in the NBA Combine are encouraging signs for Williams' chances to land on a summer league roster.
Williams is fresh off a stellar season at Texas Tech, where he scored 14.1 points and grabbed 4.2 rebounds per game. He was named onto the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year team and also made the first team All Big 12 list. The Fresno, California native transferred from UTEP after the 2020-21 season following back-to-back All C-USA selections in the two seasons he spent with the Miners.
The 2022 NBA Draft is taking place on Thursday, June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.