|Welcome to the (D) League rookie!|
The D-league draft happened Thursday, with all 16 teams going through eight rounds of drafting.In the first three rounds, the Vipers picked up Tyren Johnson from Louisiana-Lafayette, Ashton Mitchell from Sam Houston State and Greg Washington from Hofstra before picking up to former Aggie defensive ace.
While there's definitely a good amount of player turnover in the D-league, notable names from the Vipers' roster that appeared in postseason games for the team last season are former No. 2 NBA draft pick Hasheem Thabeet, former Duke superstar Jon Scheyer and former Marquette guard Jerel McNeal, whom Williams and the Aggies faced in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
While making it the rest of the way to the NBA is probably a long shot for Williams, as is the case with seemingly everybody in the D-league (especially Thabeet), should he make it to the show, he would at least have a special place in Vipers lore with that accomplishment. That would probably be less memorable though than being the first Aggie to crack an NBA roster in nearly a decade, but plenty more has to play out before any of that can happen (like an NBA season for example).
Regardless, an immeasurable amount of Kudos go out to Pooh Williams for making it this far. We wish him all the best and hope more good news to report comes about before not too long.