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Potential Thunder draft prospect Cody Williams contributes in Colorado’s win over Florida

The Oklahoma City Thunder could have two 2024 first-round picks in the lottery range. They own the Houston Rockets’ top-four protected pick and the Utah Jazz’s top-10 protected pick. The former looks more likely to go to OKC than the latter.

As the NCAA Tournament progresses, the top prospects are in the spotlight as they draw national eyes for their postseason performances.

Considering the Thunder will likely have at least one lottery pick, plenty of possible additions via the draft give fans a chance to see how they match up in high-stress situations.

One possibility is Colorado forward Cody Williams, who helped them advance in their 102-100 win over Florida in the Round of 64 on Friday.

Williams had nine points on 2-of-3 shooting, three assists and two rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench. He shot 5-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Colorado’s KJ Simpson knocked down a game-winning baseline jumper to give them the late two-point lead with two seconds to spare.

Williams has been highly touted as one of the best prospects in his class. The 6-foot-8 wing averaged 12.6 points on 57% shooting, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists. He’s projected as a complimentary scorer and playmaker with a nice feel around the basket. At 19 years old, he has plenty of room to grow at the next level.

The Thunder will likely need to trade up to pair Williams with his older brother Jalen Williams. He could provide OKC with another versatile wing, which is a hot commodity in the league.

Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire