Has a great feel for the basket when playing along the baseline
Great spin move to the hoop when his back is to the basket
Length serves as an asset on the glass and as a shot blocker
Solid ball handler for his size
Runs the floor well
Needs to become stronger and more physical
Struggles guarding bigger players in the post, often getting into foul trouble
Too often goes for the monster block which adds to his foul trouble
Range on his jump shot
A tweener forward
Summary: Williams made a splash in his first year at Arizona earning the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honor. His athleticism is off the charts for someone his size, but he needs to develop his perimeter game and become stronger if he wants to reach his full potential as an NBA power forward. He would be an intriguing first-round prospect if he decided to delcare after his sophomore season.
Player Comparison: Tyrus Thomas. In terms of their athleticism and explosiveness, Thomas and Williams are both extremely gifted. Thomas has struggled in the NBA because he is still trying to figure out what kind of forward he is. Like Williams, Thomas is not a consistent enough perimeter shooter to play the three, but also lacks the physicality and strength of a true four. Williams will also have to figure this out if he is going to find a home in the league.
Mario Williams lost his starting job with Miami to Andre Branch this season and is 4 years older than Branch...and yet you have Williams listed as a 2 star FA and Branch as a 1.5 star and two spots lower. This makes little sense to me