The Boston Celtics have officially signed center Robert Williams, the team announced Thursday.
Selected with the 27th overall pick with the team’s lone draft pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, Williams averaged 11.1 points on 59.1 percent shooting and 8.7 rebounds in 61 games over two collegiate seasons at Texas A&M.
As a sophomore last season, the 20-year-old Williams led the SEC in rebounding with 9.2 rebounds per game, and was also named Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-10 Williams earned that honor after producing a conference-best 78 blocked shots, which stands as the second-most by any player in school history.
It’s been an interesting few weeks for the polarizing Williams, whose Celtics tenure began with a missed conference call and missed flight to Boston, and will truly begin with some Summer League basketball in Las Vegas.
Per team policy, the terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Williams will wear No. 44 for the Celtics.