Purdue’s stud big man, Trevion Williams announced that he will put his name into the 2021 NBA Draft to receive feedback, while still being eligible to return to the Boilermakers for his senior season.
He is now eligible to participate in the NBA Draft Combine if he is invited from June 21st through June 27th. After the combine, he will make his decision by July 19th on if he will continue the NBA Draft process or withdraw and return to Purdue.
This is a win-win for all parties involved, as in all likelihood Trevion will be back with the Boilermakers next season. There is no downside to throwing your name in the process and seeing what scouts think of your current game, then implementing that during another year in school.
I would not be surprised if Purdue’s dynamic guard, Jaden Ivey joins Williams in putting his name in the draft as well. Those two guys are Matt Painter’s best pro prospects at this point in time and will play basketball at the next level whether it be in the NBA or overseas.
Trevion now follows the footsteps of AJ Hammons, Carsen Edwards, Vincent Edwards, Caleb Swanigan, and even Nojel Eastern among others that put their name in the NBA Draft before returning to West Lafayette.
After being named All-Big Ten this past season, averaging 15.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, there are still areas for him to improve. Assuming Williams withdraws at some point and suits up for Matt Painter once again, he could easily be a 20 & 10 guy, and the most dominant big man in the conference.
That being said, returning Trevion Williams (which is likely) means Purdue will be locked and loaded to make a run next season. However, if he decides to pursue a professional career, all of Boilermaker Nation wishes him the best in his next chapter. Good luck, Trevion. Boiler Up!