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#15
Elliot Williams
Team: Memphis TigersHeight: 6-5 Born: 6/20/1989
Class-Eligibility: So-SoWeight: 180 Birthplace: Memphis, TN


Scouting Report

Perhaps ironically, Williams might not have even been in this draft if it wasn't for him quitting the Duke program about a year ago. The desire to be closer to his sick mother caused Williams to leave the Blue Devils after his 2008-09 freshman season, going back to his native Memphis to play for the Tigers. He might have only been a role player if he stayed on a star-filled Duke team, but after being granted a transfer waiver by the NCAA, Williams became a star for Memphis this season. He was Conference USA's second-leading scorer at 17.9 points per game. One factor that may have played in his favor is the league's teams not being familiar with playing against a left-handed player with such explosiveness to the basket, though he likely needs to improve going to his right to be as effective in the NBA. Williams also must improve his outside shooting as well as his passing skills if he's going to play the point, a position he might play in the pros because he's a bit undersized to be a shooting guard. Though it's very possible he could be taken in the first round, one factor that could scare some teams is his poor play in big games. In four games against ranked teams this past season, he shot 29.8 percent - including 4 of 23 from 3-point range - and totaled 14 turnovers. He was held without a field goal for the first 33 minutes as Memphis was upset in its conference tournament opener, then shot 8 of 21 for a combined 25 points in two NIT games. However, Williams was good enough to crack Duke's starting lineup late in his freshman season, and his athleticism should be enough to make him a contributor at the next level.

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
2008-09 Duke 34 12 16.6 4.2 2.3 0.7 0.6 0.0 0.9 1.7 .441 .250 .500
2009-10 Mem 34 34 33.3 17.9 4.0 3.8 1.3 0.1 2.9 2.0 .459 .366 .758
Career 68 46 24.9 11.1 3.1 2.2 1.0 0.1 1.9 1.9 .454 .345 .719

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
2008-09 Duke 34 12 563 56 127 9 36 23 46 29 77 23 21 1 29 58 144
2009-10 Mem 34 34 1133 178 388 60 164 194 256 25 135 128 45 4 100 69 610
Career 68 46 1696 234 515 69 200 217 302 54 212 151 66 5 129 127 754

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR TR A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/13 JkSt W 82-53 33 5 11 2 6 7 11 0 3 3 2 0 3 1 19
11/17 @Kansas L 55-57 39 6 18 3 11 6 8 2 6 0 1 1 2 0 21
11/20 TnTech W 92-59 28 8 12 0 2 7 8 0 4 4 2 0 3 2 23
11/24 CenArk W 81-49 27 7 15 4 8 2 3 1 5 8 0 0 1 3 20
11/30 Oak W 77-46 34 8 14 2 4 2 2 0 2 2 3 0 5 2 20
12/5 ArkSt W 74-55 38 6 10 0 2 8 12 0 4 2 1 0 3 0 20
12/9 MontSt W 76-51 29 8 15 0 3 6 7 2 6 4 5 0 2 3 22
12/12 @Ark-LR W 83-71 32 4 7 2 4 11 15 2 6 2 2 1 2 3 21
12/19 @UMass L 72-73 33 3 12 2 8 7 7 0 0 4 1 0 2 2 15
12/22 SEMO W 87-57 31 7 13 2 6 4 5 3 9 8 0 0 4 2 20
12/28 IUPUI W 87-67 34 8 11 5 6 6 7 2 6 5 2 0 4 2 27
12/31 Tenn L 59-66 30 1 7 0 2 11 12 0 2 3 1 0 2 4 13
1/3 HouBap W 93-52 30 4 8 1 4 6 6 2 4 8 0 0 3 2 15
1/6 @Syr L 57-74 37 4 14 0 6 2 2 1 6 3 1 1 5 0 10
1/9 @SouMis W 59-57 39 11 19 8 12 3 5 0 5 1 2 0 5 2 33
1/13 ECU W 77-57 27 3 7 0 3 2 3 2 4 3 3 0 5 4 8
1/16 @Rice W 80-68 36 9 15 3 5 11 16 0 2 4 3 0 3 4 32
1/20 UTEP L 67-72 37 7 16 4 8 5 6 0 5 4 1 0 4 2 23
1/23 Hou W 92-77 23 3 3 0 0 4 6 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 10
1/27 @Marsh W 75-72 38 7 15 2 4 8 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 24
1/30 @SMU L 60-70 38 7 15 2 8 3 7 0 3 4 2 0 3 2 19
2/3 UAB W 85-75 38 7 11 0 0 11 12 0 5 7 1 0 3 2 25
2/6 Gonz L 58-66 38 3 8 1 4 4 8 2 5 6 1 0 5 2 11
2/10 UCF W 76-70 38 3 8 1 3 3 6 3 8 7 1 0 3 2 10
2/13 @Tulsa W 93-86 37 6 14 2 3 13 15 0 4 3 2 0 2 0 27
2/17 @Tulane W 77-64 24 4 7 0 2 4 6 0 3 5 0 0 2 0 12
2/20 SMU W 76-63 33 4 9 3 6 5 5 0 2 4 1 0 3 2 16
2/24 @Hou L 75-92 27 2 9 0 1 2 3 1 4 1 0 0 5 1 6
2/27 SouMis W 76-69 39 7 16 3 7 9 16 2 5 2 1 0 2 3 26
3/3 @UAB W 70-65 36 4 9 2 6 7 7 0 9 5 1 0 3 2 17
3/6 Tulsa W 75-53 26 3 10 2 4 2 2 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 10
3/11 Hou L 65-66 36 1 9 0 4 8 10 0 1 5 1 1 4 4 10
3/17 StJn W 73-71 34 4 10 3 6 3 5 0 2 2 0 0 2 3 14
3/19 @Miss L 81-90 34 4 11 1 6 2 4 0 1 4 3 0 1 3 11
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