Patrick Williams, a promising power forward for the Chicago Bulls (2020- now), is indeed an eye candy for many. The Florida State alum was a four-star prospect at high school & became the 2020 ACC Sixth Man of The Year at college.
Despite missing most of the 2021 season due to injury, Williams took a firm stand in the 2022 season.
Williams is the round-one (fourth overall pick) of the Bulls in the 2020 NBA Draft and earned a four-year $32.1 million rookie contract, effective throughout the 2023 season.
In the 2022 fall, he exercised (for the second time) his one-year option for the 2023-24 season with the Bulls; which means if no rookie-level extension is offered, he will become a free agent.
A fan favorite and a key team player, Williams led Chicago Bulls into the 2021 NBA Playoffs (of the 2020-21 season) after four seasons of drought since the 2016-17 season. But they lost in the first round to the Bucks.
Whether you’re a die-hard Bulls fan or a basketball enthusiast, you won’t want to miss an in-depth look at Patrick Williams.
Let’s know everything about one of the anticipated young NBA players’ family, relationship, contracts & career journey.
|Full Name||Patrick Williams|
|Nick Name||The Paw, Pat|
|Date of Birth||August 26, 2001|
|Age||22 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Father’s Name||Eddie Williams|
|Mother’s Name||Janie Williams|
|Siblings||Two (one is Kobie Williams)|
|Height||6 feet 7 inches /2.01 m /201 cm|
|Weight||98 kg/ 216 lbs|
|High School||West Charlotte High School|
|University||Florida State University|
|NBA draft||4th Overall pick, Round 1, 2020|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Merch||Signed Card, Signed Basketball|
|Last Update||November 2023|
Patrick Williams | Early Life & Family
Born on August 26, 2001, Patrick Lee Williams grew up in his hometown Charlotte, North Carolina. There, he attended West Charlotte High School & enhanced his basketball skills.
Williams’ passion for basketball has noteworthy thanks to his parents, who have enthusiasm for the sport.
Both his father Eddie, and mother, Janie Williams, played college basketball at Johnson C. Smith University.
Patrick’s mother owns a flower shop in Charlotte, where as a kid, his after-school job was to deliver flowers for her shop.
After high school, he enrolled at Florida State University & would later go in the NBA Draft.
The NBA player talks very less about his family members. Though on his social media posts, he is often tagged on posts by his brothers.
Williams has two older brothers: Kobie Williams and the eldest one (name unknown), who goes by the Instagram handle @ed_the_arsenal.
Brother Kobie Williams Also Plays Basketball
Patrick Williams’ older brother Kobie (b. January 01, 1997) is a basketball player at the Canadian basketball team Windsor Express (2021- Now) of NBL.
He declared for the 2020 NBA Draft but went undrafted, which followed his basketball career with NBL of Canada.
On September 10, 2022, Kobie went on a tryout selection for the Windy City Bulls, an NBA G-League affiliate of the Chicago Bulls, but failed to make the cut.
An attendant of West Charlotte High School, Kobie Williams, enrolled at Claflin University, where he played Division II basketball with the Panthers for two seasons (2016-17 & 2017-18).
Then, he transferred to Georiga Southern University & played in the 2018-19 season.
Age, Height & Body Measurement
Born in 2001, Patrick is 22 years old.
The 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) tall basketball player has a nearly 7-feet wingspan. He has an athletic build and weighs around 98 kg (216 lbs).
Williams, with a gifted size, arm span, and speed, displays impressive potential as a floor spacer and lob threat. Thanks to his outstanding stretch, his defensive side is as effective as the offensive one.
Patrick Williams | Education & Collegiate Career
While at West Charlotte High School, Patrick was a four-year starter in the varsity basketball team Mighty Lions. His high school career concluded with 1,787 points scored, 749 rebounds & 310 assists.
A four-star recruit, Williams saw offers from colleges like Arizona, Clemson, Ohio State & Texas but committed to Florida State University on October 6, 2018.
He enrolled at Florida State on May 13, 2019, and played a season (2019-20) with the Seminoles before declaring for the NBA draft alongside fellow collegemate Devin Vassell.
As a Seminoles player, he was named the 2020 ACC Sixth Man of The Year.
NBA Career With Chicago Bulls
In the 2020 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected Patrick Williams as their fourth overall (round-one) pick, behind the top threes: Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman & LaMelo Ball.
With the Bulls, Williams made his NBA debut in the loss against Atlanta Hawks on December 23, 2020, where he scored 16 points.
In his rookie 2020-21 season, the NBA star played in 71 games, averaging 3.6 field goals per game with 9.2 points, 4.6 rebounds & 1.2 assists per game.
The following season, i.e. the 2021-22 season didn’t go smoothly for him.
After a dislocated wrist during the 5th league game against Knicks on October 28, 2021, the Bulls benched Patrick for most of the season.
He returned on March 21, 2022, in a win against Raptors & finished the 2021-22 regular season with only 15 game appearances.
Moreover, Patrick Williams played with the Bulls in the 2022 NBA Playoffs but faced a 4-1 defeat to Milwaukee Bucks in a 5-game series.
Career Highlights And Awards
- 2021 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
- 2020 ACC Sixth Man of The Year
- 2020 ACC All-Freshman Team
Relationship | Who Is Patrick Williams Dating?
Unlike other NBA players who are open about their relationships, Patrick prefers to remain low-key. The NBA power forward is not officially dating or has records of any girlfriend so far.
Williams has an Instagram account (@patwilliams) with more than 125K followers as of this writing. But he barely makes a post on the platform.
The NBA star joined Twitter (@patricklw4) in November 2020, where he mostly tweets about his NBA career & achievements.
As Patrick continues to focus on his basketball career, it seems he is giving all his time & dedication to NBA. Allegedly, the NBA player is single at the moment.
But some eagle-eyed fans, unwilling to believe that he is single, are trying to find out if he has a secret girlfriend.
Let’s wait & see.
Net Worth Of Patrick Williams | Salary & Earnings
Williams is actively playing basketball after being the 2019 NBA draft pick. Thanks to his lucrative NBA contract, the Charlotte-born enjoys the millionaire’s perks.
Patrick Williams has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of November 2023. From three NBA seasons (2020, 2021 & 2022), he made $22.265 million in career earnings.
As a rookie, the American basketball player signed a four-year $32.1 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, which guaranteed all the amount with an average annual salary of $8.02 million.
On September 22, 2021, he exercised a $7.78 million option with the Bulls for the 2022-23 season.
Moreover, with his other one-year option with the Bulls signed on October 4, 2022, the NBA star earns a salary of $9.84 million for the 2023-24 season.
As a power forward starter for Chicago Bulls, Patrick Williams is of great significance to the team, so it is likely the team will offer him a lucrative contract in the coming days.
Along with his NBA contract, he could sum up a considerable amount from endorsements but is yet to sign one officially.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is the jersey number of Patrick Williams?
Patrick wears jersey number #44 with the Chicago Bulls.
What is Patrick Williams' nickname?
Patrick Williams goes by the nickname 'The Paw' which is a nod to the similarities between himself and Kawhi Leonard, whom he hopes to emulate. Williams earned the nickname at 19.
How much is Patrick Williams contract?
The NBA power forward signed a four-year rookie deal worth $32.1 million with the Bulls in 2020. After two years of that contract, he exercised two one-year options for the 2022-23 season & 2023-24 season.