Robert Williams, born on October 17, 1997), whose hometown is located in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, is an American professional basketball player who serves as a power forward/center.
Location: C-F (No. 44)
Height: 2.03 meters / 6 feet 8
Weight: 107 kg/237 lbs
Team: Boston Celtics
School: Texas A&M University
Draft: 27th pick in the first round of 2018
Salary this season: $3.66 million
In 2016, Robert Williams entered Texas A&M University and represented Texas A&M University in the NCAA league. In his college career, Robert Williams played for Texas A&M University for two seasons, played 61 games, averaged 25.7 minutes per game, scored 11.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists. On March 23, 2018, Robert Williams declared for the 2018 NBA Draft.
Robert Williams is a defensive inside player with a pair of long arms, with amazing jumping and explosive power. Has top-tier athleticism, a great lob threat in the paint, and an excellent rim protector. Can score at the basket and is an excellent shot blocker. Offensively, he’s capable of threatening the rim with the pass. For a big man, he has good running ability and can get a good chance to attack the basket in transition offense. Robert Williams can make some really good outside shots or high and low passes, he’s good at reading the game and can make good passes from the low post.
On June 22, 2018, Robert Williams was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 27th overall pick in the first round. In July 2018, Williams was found to have popliteal artery entrapment syndrome (PAES) in both legs. Fortunately, the treatment did not affect Williams’ basketball career.