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Patrick Williams selected by Bulls with No. 4 pick

Bulls, Patrick Williams, 2020 NBA Draft Grades

Teenage forward Patrick Williams is headed to the Windy City after the Chicago Bulls drafted him with the No. 4 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.

Patrick Williams played one season at Florida State. He averaged 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 29 games while shooting 45.9 percent from the field, 32.0 percent from beyond the arc and 83.8 percent from the free-throw line.

Williams not only made the 2019-20 ACC All-Freshman team, but he was also named the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year. His best game of the season was on November 15, 2019 against Western Carolina. Williams played 23 minutes and finished with 18 points, four rebounds and one assist while shooting 5-of-8 from the floor and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Florida State defeated Western Carolina by a final score of 79-74. Aside from Williams, M.J. Walker scored 18 points in the win.

At 6-foot-8, Williams figures to be a versatile defender in the NBA. He racked up 30 blocks and 29 steals for Florida State, showcasing his defensive skills on a nightly basis. That will surely make his Bulls coaches happy, as rookies usually get more playing time when they defend at a high level.

Because he enjoys playing defense and has athletic traits you can’t teach, Patrick Williams should be able to have a long, productive career in the NBA as long as he keeps his head on a swivel.