• Derek Murray

Kenrich Williams

DATE: 1/13/18

GAME: TCU at Oklahoma

SCOUT: Derek Murray

PLAYER/#: #34 - Kenrich Williams SCHOOL/TEAM: TCU Horned Frogs CLASS: Senior HEIGHT: 6’7 WEIGHT: 210 POSITION: Guard/Forward

BODY/ATHLETICISM: Williams is a big, strong G/F at 6’7. He is listed as a guard, but I see him more of a tweener between combo guard and small forward. He lacks elite footspeed, but keeps himself in plays with his size. He uses his strength to his advantage the most while rebounding, able to out-muscle and out-jump his opponent.

SHOOTING: This has been his best shooting year in college, averaging 15.1 PPG. He shoots 49% from the field, 45% from three, and 74% from the line. Smaller guards have a difficult time defending him on perimeter shots due to his height. This afternoon, he showed a smooth stroke from three off the catch-and-shoot, even when the shots didn’t fall. He also showed a nice mid-range jumper from about 15 feet on the baseline.

POSITION OFFENSE: My concern with KW is that he seemed passive on offense. He often passed the ball without looking to score or create an opportunity, appeared as if he would rather cut to the basket and score off of a pass than create his own shot. In both space and on the block, he had trouble creating looks for himself, which worries me at the next level. He simply could not get around his man and get closer to the basket. This being said, when he does attack and can reach the rim, he is a good finisher.

DEFENSE/REBOUNDING: KW has a good motor on defense, constantly causing problems for his opponents. He looked comfortable being physical down in the block against larger forwards, while having the size and length to stay in front of his man on the perimeter. I think rebounding is his biggest strength, today he excelled at pulling down whatever boards he could get close to. Even when he didn’t log the rebound, his teammates were able to because he had successfully boxed out his man.

MISCELLANEOUS: He has a really good motor and basketball IQ, but the combination of his passive nature on offense, as well as age, pushes his draft stock lower.

OVERALL RATING: Because he is a senior, I won’t be surprised if we see KW go undrafted. If a team values his size, rebounding, and potential as a cutter - possibly turned shooter - he could be selected late in the 2nd round.

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