Mark Williams was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the 15th overall pick yesterday in the 2022 NBA draft. He has showcased some great potential in the last two years during his time at Duke where he was a great center for the team and even got the name and fame to lead his way into the Draft as a lottery prospect. In his second year at Duke, he averaged 11.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 2.8 blocks while shooting 72.1% from the field. The Charlotte Hornets have probably made the best decision by drafting Mark Williams as he’ll be of great help for them as they are building a young core around LaMelo Ball.
The Charlotte Hornets this offseason and even before the trade deadline will make sure they make correct adjustments in the team roster and even the coaching staff. As Michael Jordan wants his team to shine bright again and not keep missing the playoffs. So the move of drafting a center who is reliable on both the ends of the court was pretty good by the front office. A duo of Mark Williams and LaMelo Ball would be a lot of fun to watch as the plays and runs both of them are capable to start and end will surely be highlight-worthy and impressive.
The Charlotte Hornets were hunting for a big man for the past years and now it’s finally done. Mark Williams’ addition to the team will boost up their defensive edge as his college heroics are loud enough to tell how good of a rim protector and great defender he is. In the near future, Mark Williams can also be an elite finisher in the pick and roll system the team would run around LaMelo Ball and him as he already is a freak who can even fight the rivals for the ball.
Mark Williams on playing alongside LaMelo Ball
When a reporter questioned Mark Williams about playing alongside LaMelo Ball he couldn’t stop smiling and blushingly quoted: “Very excited. Honestly, he’s a great point guard, has great vision, can make plays, and scoring. Can do a little bit of everything. So I’m really excited for that…” It’s fair to say he just had a fan moment with his favorite player on the team on the draft day even before he has actually suited up with him. The future of Hornets is in good hands and they can soon be in the conversations of getting the job done as it won’t take the young duo too long to start and take over the league with their greats.