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NBA Draft 2010: Second Round Possibilities You Don't Know Enough About

Ryan Richards, Latavious Williams, Tyren Johnson, Jeremy Wise, Odinma Odiakosa profiles for the 2010 NBA Draft.

NBA D-League's Latavious Williams Drafted 48th Overall By Miami Heat, Traded To Thunder

Latavious Williams, the first ever high school player ever to be drafted from high school into the NBA Development League, took that record one step further Thursday night when the Miami Heat selected him with the 48th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. The 21-year-old Williams averaged 11.3 points and 8.0 rebounds for the Tulsa 66ers this past season, but improved considerably over the course of the season.

NBA Pre-Draft Workouts (June 16th): Who Is Your Favorite Player Working Out Today?

With the NBA Draft just barely a week away, I figured today might be a good time to begin a new feature - who's your favorite?

2010 NBA Draft Workouts - Now Featuring Top Players

2010 NBA Draft Workouts - Now Featuring Top Players I know, I know - I had originally promised Monday Morning Mock Drafts, but with the SB Nation comprehensive mock coming soon I figured I'd do my best to update the upcoming workouts.

Latavious Williams, D-Leaguer & NBA Draft Prospect, Loves Rebounding

Latavious Williams, the first NBA Draft prospect to go straight from high school to the D-League, participated in a pre-draft workout for the Toronto Raptors today. Fortunately, since the Toronto media is awesome, we have extensive coverage of how it went - even though the workout was closed to the media.

Chad Ford Heard Good Things About D-Leaguer Latavious Williams I've talked to a number of NBA...

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Chad Ford Heard Good Things About D-Leaguer Latavious Williams I've talked to a number of NBA people who were at the workouts and the response hasn't been really hot or cold on anyone. But here are a few tidbits of interest. D-Leaguer Latavious Williams may have made the biggest impression. Williams skipped college and went straight to the NBDL last year. His numbers weren't awesome, but the scouts who saw him play there thought he had a chance at making the NBA. Williams wasn't invited to Chicago for the draft combine, so this was his first chance to really show he belonged. The results, while not overwhelming, helped him. "He's a good athlete and I thought he really went out there and competed," one GM said. "I think he's got a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He's got to be in the mix. Another year or two of development and he could be a player." These GM's could have learned all of this by reading Ridiculous Upside throughout the season, but whatevz.

NBA D-League's Latavious Williams Among Tuesday's Group of Players to Workout in Minneapolis

Instead I've decided to extrapolate a bit on today's lesser-known prospects because, ultimately, that's what I'm here to do. And kick ass. And chew bubble gum. But mostly to talk about players with NBA hopes that you don't know enough about - Ryan Richards and Latavious Williams.

Latavious Williams' NBA Draft Stock Rising... At Least It Should Be

Latavious Williams' box score is pretty good for a 21-year-old with hopes of being selected in this Summer's NBA Draft: In 30:53 off of the bench, Williams scored 19 points on 9-of-13 shooting and grabbed 16 rebounds, five of which came on the offensive end.

Q&A with Tulsa 66ers Latavious Williams

With the D-League All-Star break now upon us, it seemed to be the right time to sit down and talk to Tulsa's Latavious Williams about his first season in the D-League so far. Williams topped off the first half of the D-League campaign with a six-point, 12-rebound performance in a 102-90 victory for Tulsa at Los Angeles.

Latavious Williams' Scouting Report via Draft Express

Latavious Williams is a player I've been watching quite a bit as of late because as the first player to make the jump straight from high school to the D-League, his story will could make, or break, the system for everyone hoping to follow in his footsteps.

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