2011 NBA Draft: Maryland's Jordan Williams Goes 36th to the New Jersey Nets

Josh BurtonContributor IIIJune 24, 2011

Jordan Willams (red) blocking the shot of Duke's Miles Plumlee (white) in a 2011 ACC Championship Game
Jordan Willams (red) blocking the shot of Duke's Miles Plumlee (white) in a 2011 ACC Championship GameStreeter Lecka/Getty Images

Jordan Williams, the Maryland Terrapins 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. The Nets only have one decent power forward ahead of Williams in the depth chart, Kris Humphries.

Williams will be the backup power forward for an up-and-coming team. He will get a ton of playing time and receive a ton of coaching from Avery Johnson. I don't see him becoming a star in the NBA, but he will become a solid defensive power forward in the NBA, either off the bench or as a starter.

Jordan was the only Terp drafted this year, and he's sure to make the school proud during his NBA career.