LA’s draft history: Ranking every #4 overall pick

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Reggie Williams
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3. Reggie Williams

LA Clippers stats: 10.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.2 spg

Reggie Williams was a bit of a late bloomer during his time in college. When the fairly skilled small forward initially stepped onto Georgetown’s campus in 1983, he played a small role on the Hoyas championship squad, averaging 9.1 points per game off the bench.

As the years went by, Williams slowly found his rhythm. In year two, he averaged 11.9 points and 5.7 rebounds. In year three, Williams got even better, averaging 17.6 points and 8.2 rebounds. It wasn’t until Williams reached his senior season that NBA execs began taking him seriously. On the year, Williams averaged 23.6 points and 8.6 boards a night.

LA quickly took Williams with the fourth overall pick in the 1987 draft but he simply wasn’t the player they were hoping for. In three seasons in LA’s sunny weather, Williams played decently but not like a number four draft pick. Williams finished his career with the Clippers with averages of 10.4 points.

Once Williams was shipped out of town, he continued to bounce around the league, playing in six total cities before calling it a career.