The New Jersey Nets selected former Maryland star big man Jordan Williams with the 36th pick of the 2011 NBA Draft Thursday night. Earlier in the draft, the Nets traded for former Providence scoring sensation Marshon Brooks, who will join Williams in the draft class.
The Nets have one of the premier point guards in the league in Deron Williams, but beyond that there’s not much else. Travis Outlaw, Kris Humphries, and Brook Lopez have three of the starting spots, and Brooks will probably take over for Anthony Morrow at the shooting guard slot. Honestly, New Jersey is one of the few places where Williams could conceivably compete for a starting job – Humphries is more known for his off-the-court life than on his on-the-field achievements.
Backing up Lopez at center are Johan Petro and Dan Gadzuric, and backing up Humphries at power forward is Brandan Wright. We wish Williams the best of luck at the next level.