Minnesota Golden Gophers' Rodney Williams' Draft Stock

By Trevor Lowry
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Rodney Williams played four years for the Minnesota Golden Gophers and saw a lot of success his last two seasons with the team. However, now it is time for Williams to take a shot at the NBA. So, let’s take a look at his stock for the 2013 NBA Draft.

Williams’ draft stock likely took a dip, as a result of Williams not being as good in his senior year as he was in his junior year, and Minnesota disappointing as a team. With that said, Williams might be holding his breath in the second round of the NBA draft. Some mocks out there have him going in the mid second round, while other ones don’t even have him being drafted at all.

In his senior season, Williams averaged 10.1 points per game and five rebounds per game. Unfortunately, both were lower than what he put up in his junior season, but he did also receive less playing time this past year.

Still, big things were expected out of Williams and the Golden Gophers this season. Minnesota still managed to make the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but that was not enough for Tubby Smith to keep his job.

Even if Williams does not get picked up in the draft his 6’7” stature should help him get signed after it. He certainly has the talent to make a team at the next level, but we will just have to wait and see if he will have to settle for that or if he will actually get drafted.


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