The Washington Wizards hold the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Who will they take? Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects projected to be picked around where the Wizards will select. Check back for more as we continue to get closer to the draft...
Name: Nigel Williams-Goss
Position: Point guard
2016/17 stats: 16.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.7 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.1 bpg, 48.6 FG%, 36.8 3PT% (1.1 3P/3.1 3PA), 86.7 FT%
Projections: DraftExpress 58th, NBADraft.net N/A
5 things to know:
*Williams-Goss was one of the best players on a Gonzaga team that made it all the way to the NCAA Tournament final. He led the Zags in points, rebounds, assists and steals.
*Leading Gonzaga in rebounding was no small feat for Williams-Goss. Despite being a 6-foot-3 point guard, he grabbed more boards than 7-foot-1 big man Przemek Karnowski and 7-foot freshman Zach Collins, who is a projected top 10 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
*He isn't considered an explosive athlete with his 34.5-inch vertical leap, but does have good size for the point guard position. He's 6-foot-3 and has a 6-foot-7 wingspan.
*He began his college career at the University of Washington. He played two years there and averaged 14.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. He transferred to Gonzaga after the 2014-15 season and redshirted during the 2015-16 campaign.
*Williams-Goss was a McDonald's All-American in 2013 and won the three-point contest.
Fit with Wizards: The Wizards need help behind John Wall and Williams-Goss could be one of the best options available in the late second round. He is a big guard who can do a lot of things. If they want to find an instant-impact backup guard in the draft, this could be the guy. He just doesn't seem to have that high of a ceiling.
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