Jordan Williams Goes 36th Overall to the New Jersey Nets
Jordan Williams, the Terps' star power forward for the last two seasons, was drafted 36th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets. This is a very good spot for J-Will who surprisingly left Maryland early after only his sophomore season of college basketball. The Nets are a team that has only one decent power forward ahead of Williams in the depth chart, Kris Humphries.
Williams will be the back-up power forward for an up-and-coming team in only his rookie season. He will get a ton of playing time and will be coached up very well by Avery Johnson. I don't see him becoming a star per se in the NBA, but he will become a very defensively-solid power forward in the NBA either as a starting or back-up power forward.
Jordan was the only Terp drafted in this year's festivities, but he's sure to make the school and the basketball team look proud in his NBA career.