After a solid freshman season, this Aggie isn’t done yet.
Texas A&M forward Robert Williams is coming back to Texas A&M despite being viewed as a lottery pick. Williams announced his decision via 12thman.com.
“First of all, I would like to thank God for blessing me with the awesome opportunity to play at a great university like Texas A&M. I would also like to thank my parents, family, coaches, teammates and fans for supporting me through my freshman year. I love A&M and it was a great experience which helped me grow and get better as a player and a person. Although I’ve grown, I still feel like I would benefit from another year of college. This will give me more time to mature and develop my game before moving on to the NBA. With that being said I’ve decided I owe it to myself to stay another year at Texas A&M. Again, I would like to thank everyone for their support and I know next year will be even better. Gig ’em Aggies!”
— Robert Williams
DraftExpress had the 19-year-old Williams as the No. 10 selection in this June’s NBA Draft.
Williams appeared in 31 games in his lone campaign at Texas A&M, starting in 17 of them.
The 6-foot-9 Williams averaged 11.9 points (second-best on the team) on 56 percent shooting while also leading the Aggies in rebounds (8.2) and averaging 2.1 blocks.
Williams had one of his best games of the season in a March 4 loss to Kentucky as he amassed a season-best 20 points as well as 13 rebounds.
DraftExpress‘ Mike Schmitz broke down Williams’ strengths back in late December.
Williams has been able to impact the game on both ends of the floor for Texas A&M with his extraordinary length, budding post game, rim protection timing, off-ball cutting, finishing, mid-range jumper, and defensive versatility.
Schmitz also however highlighted some necessary areas of improvement, which Williams will need to work on for the next level.
Williams often plays too fast, isn’t physical enough on either end of the floor, is not a great defensive rebounder, and is very much living off his elite physical tools at the college level to bail out his lack of awareness, polish and experience.
All in all, this is great news for Aggies fans as they look forward to next season.