When Devin Williams chose to enter the NBA Draft, the move surprised many. Despite going undrafted, the muscular 6-9 power forward signed to play on the Milwaukee Bucks Summer League squad.
The team played their first game on Friday, and 81-75 victory over the Cleveland Cavs. Williams played only two minutes and did not score but had one rebound. He missed his on his one shot attempt (a fast break dunk).
D-League Select team. Williams went scoreless again off the bench playing 10 and a half minutes. He pulled down three rebounds, but recorded seven fouls (there is no fouling out in Summer League play).
The Bucks fell 91-86.
On Monday, Williams and the Bucks squared off against the Memphis Grizzlies. He played just five minutes in that game, scoring two points. Although Milwaukee lost the game 85-81, Williams had the best +/- for his team at +8.
While the chances are small that we will see Williams on an NBA court next season, he could find a home overseas and have a long playing career.
Some of you may remember Chris Moss, a WVU player of similar size to Williams who went undrafted in 2001. Moss went on to play 13 seasons overseas. With the right approach, Devin Williams could find himself in a similar position in 2029.