Former Vols All-SEC player Grant Williams heard his name in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Boston Celtics fans will fall in love with the back-to-back SEC Player of the Year.
With the 22nd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics select the back-to-back SEC Player of the Year, Grant Williams. There is a 100 percent chance Boston fans will fall in love with arguably the best Tennessee basketball player of all time.
In our post of the three best landing spots, we rank Boston at No1. There couldn’t be a better situation for Williams then being paired with Brad Stevens, only one of the best coaches in the league.
Williams was doubted in high school, AAU, and college. Do you know what he did? Williams worked harder than any other player. He watched filmed and took his knowledge for the game to another league.
Another thing Boston fans will never have to worry about is Williams causing problems in the locker room or in public. He’s an all-around good dude. Oh, and he can play some basketball.
Last season with the Vols, Williams scored over 18 points per game and had games where there wasn’t a single player on the court that could guard him. In most games, a double team couldn’t even slow him down.
One knock on Williams or at least from NBA scouts and front office executives is the three-point jumper. There wasn’t much of an opportunity last season for Williams to showcase his outside shot due to Rick Barnes’ system. However, he can take it and make it.
I picture Williams having the ability to run the pick and pop or pick and fade to the free throw line game where he could be tough to guard.
With Al Horford deciding Boston isn’t the team for him next season, Williams could have an early opportunity to make a difference on a decent Eastern Conference team. Nonetheless, Boston Celtics fans will fall in love, and Williams will be a fan favorite.