“What sticks out about Patrick Williams is his combination of size, shot making ability and IQ. He can shoot over defenders at 6-8 and he’s a solid shooter from distance, plus he’s comfortable pulling up for mid-range jump shots,” said 247Sports Basketball Recruiting Director Evan Daniels.
A five-star player and a consensus top-25 recruit…ESPN ranked him as the 34th best player and the sixth best small forward in the country…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…his growth spurt has allowed him to be one of the most versatile players in the incoming class…has the tremendous ability to play the guard position and slide down to either 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 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 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 current teammate Nathanael Jack in September of 2018.
Totaled 5 points, 2 rebounds and 1 blocked shot in 27 minutes played in his career debut at Pitt (Nov. 6)…scored 4 points to go along with 5 rebounds and a game-high tying 3 blocked shots in Florida State’s 63-51 win over No. 6 Florida in Gainesville (Nov. 10)…totaled a team-high tying 18 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in the Seminoles’ 79-74 win over Western Carolina…scored 7 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 7 of 7 from the free throw line including a perfect 3 of 3 in the final 2:36 of the win over the Catamounts (Nov. 15)…
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.
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.