North Caddo’s Williams Helping Power Celtics Playoff Wins
Five years ago, Robert Williams III was putting down highlight dunks in high school gyms around the Ark-La-Tex. He was a 4-star recruit at North Caddo High School, and was a member of ESPN's Top 100 Recruiting class.
Fast forward through his phenomenal career at Texas A&M, and the night he became a First Round pick in the NBA Draft, Robert Williams is now putting down highlight dunks in the NBA Playoffs for the Boston Celtics...
Williams was a 2-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year in college, but in the NBA he's becoming more known for these dunks. Boston's General Manager Danny Ainge has even nicknamed him "Lob".
But he's got another nickname too. Celtics fans affectionately call him "Time Lord", based on his rookie year issues with surrounding his tardiness to various team functions. But as I caught onto during his rookie season, winning solves a lot in the NBA. Which is what Williams has been helping Boston to do.
In this year's NBA Playoffs (in The Bubble), Williams started off slow, but over the last two games between Boston and the Defending NBA Champion Toronto Raptors Williams has jolted to life on the court. In Game One of their series, Williams had 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks. In Game Two, Williams put in 11 points and 4 rebounds, plus some highlight dunks. By the way, both games that Williams scored double figures, the Celtics won.