Chicago Bulls: 3 2020 NBA Draft targets for new GM Marc Eversley

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If the Bulls do find themselves in that situation where teams can sometimes knock out two birds with one stone in the draft, then looking into former Florida State Seminoles sensational true freshman small forward Patrick Williams could be the way to go. Unlike drafting Anthony, Williams could help bolster the rebuild and fill a rotational need for the Bulls all at the same time.

This 6-foot-8 and 225 pound Charlotte, NC, native is a former five-star recruit and top 30 rated 2019 high school prospect in the nation. Williams was part of a sensational two-guard/wing rotation that also featured star 6-foot-7 shooting guard and potential first round draft pick Devin Vassell.

Florida State should wind up having two first round picks in this year’s draft, inside the top 20 if not in the lottery, with Vassell and Williams. The latter of the two was a member of the 2019-20 ACC All-Freshman Team and the recipient of the ACC Sixth Man of the Year honors. He really started to heat up down the stretch, which could be a good sign of progress to come.

During his true freshman campaign in Tallahassee, Williams played in 29 games and was part of the ACC’s regular season title holders. He averaged 9.2 points per game, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, and 1.0 steals, while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 32.0 percent from beyond the arc. His outside shooting ability did start to improve, and he was a force on the defensive end of the floor last season.

Eversley hasn’t really dove deep into wing prospects like Williams all that often, but that is why it’s so important for him to get a jump start on the scouting process.

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