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2020 NBA Draft: Patrick Williams is heading to the Chicago Bulls

Williams ties Dave Cowens as Florida State’s highest NBA draft pick.

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On Wednesday night, the Chicago Bulls selected forward Patrick Williams 4th overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. A one-and-done freshman out of Florida State, Williams helped lead the Seminoles to their first-ever ACC Regular Season Championship.

A remarkable athlete out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Williams became the third player in FSU history to turn pro after just one year on campus. Williams was selected as the 2020 ACC Sixth Man of the Year, averaging 9 points per-game, 4 rebounds per-game and a team-leading 1.1 blocks per-game.

“The most impressive thing about Patrick was the mindset that he brought with him to Florida State. Obviously being a leader on his high school team, he had a pretty good reputation coming into Florida State,” said FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton. “Most of the time that level of success will allow you to come in with maybe an air of confidence that you’ve accomplished something. That’s not what Patrick did. Patrick came in wanting to make sure he played hard and that he defended.”

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