Jason Williams

Drafted #7 in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Kings
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Position: PG
High School: DuPont High School (West Virginia)
Hometown: Belle, WV
College: Marshall
Current Team: Marshall
Win - Loss: 11 - 19


NBA Scouting Reports, Southeastern Division (Part 1)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
May 06, 2008, 11:56 pm
Overview: A talented point guard who can handle pressure, knock down open shots, and use his creativity to find teammates. Pretty average height and build for a point guard. Durability is still an issue. Once known for his very good quickness. Able to change directions seamlessly even when handling the ball. Very good ball handler to the point that he is flashy. Not nearly as turnover prone as he used to be. Sets up his teammates at a high rate with his drive and kick abilities. Shot selection has improved over time, but still prone to mental lapses too often. Capable of knocking down threes and midrange shots off the dribble with respectable consistency. Creative finisher inside. Sells out on defense too often, but has been less aggressive in recent seasons. Played only two of his four seasons in college after redshirting at Marshall and then sitting out a season as a transfer at Florida. Made a name for himself early in his NBA career with his flashy highlights. Has matured on and off the court in recent seasons. Won an NBA Championship with the Heat in 2006 Inconsistent from game to game, you never know what to expect. Injuries have taken a toll.

Offense: A talented offensive point guard who now displays the substance to go with the style he has always had, but no longer has the athleticism he once did. Gets more than half of his offense running the pick and roll, but has proven to be capable of knocking down spot up shots on streaky percentages and creating his own offense in transition as well. Makes a living with his point guard skills. Really knows how to get his teammates involved. Tremendous ball handling and passing ability. Will turn the corner quickly and keep his head up when getting into and making passes out of the lane. Flashy, but not as flashy as he used to be. Doesn’t turn the ball over near as much as he used to. Not a terribly efficient scorer, but is a decent catch and shoot guy with range out past the three point line. Won’t finish at the rim due to his lack of size, strength and explosiveness.

Defense: A mediocre defender who will take a lot of risks that he doesn’t need to. Lacks discipline, size, strength and lateral quickness. Struggles to stay at home when he sees at opportunity to swipe at the ball. Gets quite a few steals, but needs to be more picky about when he decides to get aggressive. Rebounds pretty well for his position, but tends to get into position to receive the outlet rather than going after rebounds.


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