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Jordan Williams Drafted By New Jersey Nets With The 36th Pick Of NBA Draft

Jordan Williams as drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the 36th pick of the NBA Draft.

Williams was projected to go anywhere from the late first round to the Wizards 34th pick, but ultimately was selected two slots lower at 36.

Williams was Maryland's leading scorer last season, averaging  a double double with 16.9 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per contest. Williams also tied Len Elmore's record for consecutive double doubles with 11 last season. 

His decision to leave early from Maryland was questioned initially, as he still had plenty of work left to do with his conditioning and face-up game. Since that time, he has developed both in hopes of improving his NBA draft stock.

Ultimately, the Nets took a chance on Williams developing into a solid NBA front court player. Jordan knows he still has a great deal to prove to the NBA, with so many casting doubt upon him. Now it will be up to the former Terrapin to prove his doubters wrong.