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PATRICK WILLIAMS

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Player profile

position
Forward
height
6-8
weight
225
year
Freshman
hometown
Charlotte, N.C.
high school
West Charlotte

PATRICK WILLIAMS'S CAREER HIGH'S

PTS: 18 vs. Western Carolina (11-15-19)
REBS: 9 vs. North Carolina (2-3-20)
ASTS: 3 vs. Chattanooga (11-20-19), North Florida (12-17-19), North Alabama (12-28-19)
BLKS: 4 at Miami (1-18-20)
STL: 3 vs. Purdue (11-30-19), Duke (2-10-20), at Clemson (2-29-20)

HONORS

2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2020 ACC Sixth man of the Year (ACC Coaches and Media)
2020 All-ACC Freshman Team (ACC Coaches and Media)
2020 ACC Regular Season Championship Team
2020 ACC Championship Team

ON WILLIAMS

Submitted his name as an early entry candidate for the 2020 NBA Draft on March 26, 2020…just the third One-and-Done player in school history following Malik Beasley (2016; Denver Nuggets) and Jonathan Isaac (2017; Orlando Magic) who played just one season at Florida State before beginning their NBA careers…was named to the 2020 ACC All-Freshman Team and as the 2020 ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year…the fourth leading scorer for the Seminoles who finished the 2019-20 season with a 26-5 overall record and a 16-4 record in ACC play…Florida State’s 16 ACC wins set the school record for regular season ACC wins in the first season of the 20-game conference schedule…with Williams in the lineup for one season the Seminoles won the regular season ACC Championship for the first time in school history and were the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament for the first time in school history in 2020…Florida State was picked to finish fifth in the ACC standings at ACC Basketball Media Day on October 8, 2019 in Charlotte…Florida State defeated 14 ACC opponents in winning 16 ACC games, finished as the regular season champion and earned the coveted double-bye in the ACC Tournament…helped Florida State finished tied for the ACC lead with four victories over nationally ranked teams during the 2019-20 season…the Seminoles defeated No. 6 Florida, No. 17 Tennessee, No. 7 Louisville and No. 11 Louisville. Florida State defeated Florida, who began the season ranked No. 6 nationally, the school-record sixth consecutive season…Florida State finished the 2019-20 season ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches poll…the Seminoles’ No. 4 ranking was their highest of the 2019-20 season and highest for the program since the consecutive weeks of December 5 and December 12, 1972 when they were ranked No. 2 nationally…Florida State finished the 2019-20 season as the highest ranked team in the ACC and spent a school-record nine consecutive weeks inside the nation’s top-10…the Seminoles were destined for a high seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament and were among the favorites to win the 2020 NCAA Tournament title before the ACC and NCAA Tournaments were cancelled because of the coronavirus…a five-star player and a consensus top-25 recruit as a member of the Class of 2024…ESPN ranked him as the 34th best player and the sixth best small forward in the country in 2020…the No. 7 small forward and the top prospect in the state of North Carolina in 2019…named to the Naismith High School Boy’s Watch List prior to the start of his freshman season…was a guard growing up as he arrived as a freshman at West Charlotte at only 6-0…has the tremendous ability to play the guard position and slide down to forward position because of his height…considers himself to be a combo guard who can play the point guard position and handle the ball or a shooting guard spot with a sensational outside shot…a quick release on his shot allows him to gravitate over defenders…also considered to be a quality shot blocker…has a tremendous ability to shoot the 3-point shot…big enough to grab rebounds while being skilled and athletic enough to lead the Seminoles’ primary and second breaks…often compared to former Seminole and current Charlotte Hornet starting forward Dwayne Bacon…scored seven points, added two rebounds and one assist as he played in the Jordan Brand Classic at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas…was seven of eight from the free throw line as was the games’ leader in free throws made…was one of seven future ACC players to participate in the annual All-Star game…nominated to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game…the No. 1 recruit in the state of North Carolina as a senior in 2020 by recruiting analyst Rick Lewis…averaged 13.0 points and 5.3 rebounds for team United in the EYBL Summer Circuit prior to his senior season at West Charlotte…participated in the NBPA Top 100 Camp as one of the top forwards in the nation prior to his senior season…the camp was played at the John Paul Jones Arena on the campus of the University of Virginia…visited Florida State with Nathanael Jack in September of 2018…named to the 2020 ACC Academic Honor Roll…won or shared a team-high five awards at the Seminoles’ 2020 Honors Banquet…shared the First Year Academic Award and the Outstanding Academic All-Star Award while earning the Newcomer of Year, the award as the Seminoles’ Top Free Throw Shooter and as Florida State’s Sixth Man.

AS A FRESHMAN (2020)

Averaged 9.2 points (fourth on the team), 4.0 rebounds (fourth), 1.1 blocked shots (first) and 1.0 steals (third) as he played in 29 of Florida State’s 31 games…entered his name as an early entry candidate for the 2020 NBA Draft on March 26, 2020…named to the All-ACC Freshman Team and as the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year – making him the second consecutive Seminole to win the award…Mfiondu Kabengele was named as the ACC’s Sixth Man of the Year in 2019…ranked as Florida State’s fourth leading scorer despite not starting a single game and ranking fourth in minutes played per game (22.6 minutes per game)…led the Seminoles with his .838 shooting mark from the free throw line (62 of 74) and in blocked shots with 30…helped Florida State finish its 2019 season as the only undefeated team at home in the ACC with a 16-0 record…the Seminoles became the first conference team since the 2016-17 season (Florida State and North Carolina) to finish undefeated at home…helped the Seminoles finish the 2019-20 season ranked No. 4 in the Associated Press and No. 5 in the USA Today Coaches poll…the Seminoles’ No. 4 ranking was their highest of the 2019-20 season and highest for the program since the consecutive weeks of December 5 and December 12, 1972 when they were ranked No. 2 nationally…Florida State finished the 2019-20 season as the highest ranked team in the ACC and spent a school-record nine consecutive weeks inside the nation’s top-10…ranked 13th in the ACC for all games with a 1.03 blocked shots per game average (30 blocked shots in 29 games)…ranked eighth in the ACC in conference games only with a 1.28 blocked shots per game average (23 blocked shots in 18 games)…his play helped Florida State finish the 2019-20 season ranked 12th nationally in blocked shots (5.2), 12th nationally in steals (8.8), 16th nationally in turnovers forced (16.7) and 21st in nationally in turnover margin (+3.4)…scored in double figures 13 times in his 29 games as a freshman including in nine games in ACC play…in leading the Seminoles in blocked shots, he blocked multiple shots in six different games including his career-high of four blocks in Florida State’s overtime win at Miami (83-79, Jan. 18)…earned three blocked shots in his first ACC road game at Louisville (78-65; Jan. 4)…totaled a team-high tying and career-high 18 points, four rebounds and one assist in the Seminoles’ 79-74 win over Western Carolina…scored seven of Florida State’s final nine points of the game including the game-winning bucket with 45 seconds remaining to be played in the win…was a perfect seven of seven from the free throw line including a perfect three of three in the final 2:36 of the win over the Catamounts (Nov. 15)…totaled 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in Florida State’s victory over Chattanooga in the first round of the Emerald Coast Classic (Nov. 20)…scored 16 points, was credited with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Chicago State in the second round of the Emerald Coast Classic in Tallahassee (Nov. 25)…totaled five points, two rebounds and one blocked shot in 27 minutes played in his career debut at Pitt (Nov. 6)…scored four points to go along with five rebounds and a game-high tying three blocked shots in Florida State’s 63-51 win over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville (Nov. 10)…double figures with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over North Alabama in Tallahassee (Dec. 28)…double figures with 12 points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and one steal in Florida State’s 70-58 win over Georgia Tech in Tallahassee (Dec. 31)…a team-high tying 14 points, a career-high nine rebounds , two assists and one blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over North Carolina (Feb. 3)…tied for team-high scoring honors with 14 points, five rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Miami in Tallahassee (Feb. 8)…A team-high 17 points, seven rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over Syracuse in Tallahassee (Feb. 15)…scored a team-leading 16 points and added five rebounds and one blocked shot in Florida State’s 82-67 win over Pitt in Tallahassee (Feb. 18)…a team-high 12 points and six rebounds in Florida State’s 67-61 win over NC State in Raleigh (Feb. 22)…scored 11 points, added four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in Florida State’s victory over Louisville in Tallahassee (Feb. 24)…scored nine points (on a perfect four of four from the free throw line) with four rebounds and three steals against Clemson (Feb. 29)…in double figures with 10 points, six rebounds and one steal in Florida State’s victory over Boston College…the win allowed Florida State to clinch the regular season ACC Championship with a 16-4 record (March 7).

AT WEST CHARLOTTE

Graduated from West Charlotte High School in 2019…averaged 16.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.6 steals in 107 career games in his four-year varsity career…scored in double figures in each of his 31 games as a senior…his season-high of 34 points came in a victory over Ardrey Kell…scored 30 points three times as a senior with 30 points in victories over Mooresville and North Mecklenburg…eight games of 25 points or more…scored fewer than 16 points only twice as a senior…totaled 24 double-doubles in his career…averaged a career-high 22.1 points, a career-high 9.0 rebounds, a career-high 2.8 blocks and 3.1 assists per game as a senior…led West Charlotte to a 25-7 record in 2019…named as the Player of the Year in Mecklenburg Country by the Charlotte Observer…led West Charlotte to the Class 4A State Championship game – the Lions’ first state championship game appearance since 2012…totaled 18 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two assists in the championship game…a triple-double of 30 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and 10 assists in the win over Mooresville…14 double-doubles as a senior…averaged 20.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.8 blocked shots per game as a junior…led the Lions to a 17-11 overall record and into the second round of the North Carolina state high school championship playoffs…totaled a double-double of 32 points, 11 rebounds two assist and two blocked shots in West Charlotte’s second- round playoff loss to Independence High School…Independence won the Class 4A State Championship in 2018…junior season-high of 33 points in a victory over the Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology…scored in double figures in 57 of the final 59 games of his career…began his prep career as a 6-foot guard on the varsity…begins his Florida State career as a 6-8 forward with a 6-11 wingspan…totaled 1,787 career points, 749 career rebounds and 310 career assists during his four-year varsity career in one of North Carolina’s toughest conferences.

PERSONAL

Born August 26, 2001…Patrick is the son of Janie and Eddie Williams…he has one older brother, Kobie…both of his parents played basketball at Johnson C. Smith University…his mother owns a flower shop in Charlotte…one of his first after school jobs was delivering flowers for his mom’s shop…chose Florida State over Virginia, Arizona, NC State, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Ohio State, Maryland, Wake Forest and Texas…major is Sport Management.