Bulls select small forward with No. 4 pick


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Williams has a big-time upside (Joshua Kelly - USA Today Sports)
Williams has a big-time upside (Joshua Kelly - USA Today Sports)

The Chicago Bulls selected Florida State forward Patrick Williams with the fourth overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft on Wednesday night.

“It’s huge, it’s huge,” Williams told ESPN moments after being drafted. “I feel blessed to be in this position.”

General manager Arturas Karnisovas had the following take on Williams.

“Selecting Patrick, a physical specimen, one of the youngest prospects in the Draft. Long arms, big hands, defensive versatility, such potential," he said following the draft. "He can play 1 through 5, played point guard in high school. This is where the NBA is going.”

Williams is an elite defender and won the ACC Sixth Man of the Year award last season. He is projected at the small forward position but also could guard other positions in some situations.

For the season, he averaged 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.

He was the second-youngest player in the draft at only 19 years old and didn't start a single game at Florida State.

He is tied for the highest drafted player out of Florida State in the modern era.

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