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Updated: Sep 8, 2022


The Charlotte Hornets selected the centers Mark Williams and Jalen Duren with 13th and 15th overall picks in the NBA DRAFT 2022. The team then it is traded the rights to Jalen Duren in the New York Knicks in exchange for the Nuggets’ 2023 first round of the draft pick.

Mark Williams was born on December 16, 2001. He was born to Nigerian parents His father is a Gastroenterology Doctor, his older sister Elizabeth played college basketball on Duke from 2011 up to 2015 before selecting in the 2015WNBA Draft. Mark Williams is an American basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets in the National Basketball Association, He was drafted in 15th overall pick in the first round. He played in the college basketball for Duke Blue Devils team.

He was invited yo the NBA top 100 camp in Virginia summer in 2018. As a junior, his average score 19.7 points 11.2 rebounds and also have 3.7 blocks per game to reach his team and help the bulldogs to VISAA state tournament. He was also selected in the USA Today All Virginia Boys basketball in the second team. During in the NIKE EYBL, Williams has scored 14.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in the game.

Williams also considered a five-star recruit by the 247Sports and Rivals, a four star recruit of the ESPN. He committed playing in Duke, choosing the Blue Devils over the UCLA and Michigan after taking official visit on the three schools. William choose in the Duke team he thinks the team had a possibility to go in National Championship.

In his college season Williams was named Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award in preseason list. Williams also named as ACC Defensive Player of the Year as Third Team All-ACC as sophomore, he was scored 11.2 points, 7..4 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game. On April 18, 2022 Williams declared on the NBA Draft 2022, for remaining his college eligibility.

We will see what Mark Williams game in the Charlotte Hornets!

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