Colorado basketball star compared to Kevin Durant: Analyst

One analyst believes one of the top Buffs on Tad Boyle's Colorado basketball team is wildly similar to Kevin Durant.

Nov 26, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes forward Cody Williams (10) controls the
Nov 26, 2023; Boulder, Colorado, USA; Colorado Buffaloes forward Cody Williams (10) controls the / Chet Strange-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado basketball star Cody Williams was compared to Kevin Durant by BuffsBeat's Jason Jones -- who believes the younger brother of current Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jalen Williams "oozes lottery pick status."

"For the next few months, if not longer, Cody Williams will be the name most people will hear the most," Jones prefaced before saying, "Especially in national media circles due to his high NBA projections. As recently as last month, Williams has been floated anywhere from last pick in the lottery to the top overall pick. If you’ve never had the privilege to watch the Buffs forward, he oozes lottery pick status. You can’t help but pick up on the 19-year-old and the similarities with Kevin Durant. His game is Smooth and he makes it look effortless. Don’t fall in love with his game because he’ll likely be one-and-done in Boulder."

While Williams (14 PPG) is not the dynamite scorer Durant was (25 PPG) during his lone season in the Lone Star State starring for the Longhorns, his wiry frame, smooth three-point stroke, and impressive burst to the rim do evoke thoughts of KD's game.

Colorado basketball head coach Tad Boyle: Cody Williams 'is going to be great'

Buffs head coach Tad Boyle had nothing but praise for the future NBA first-rounder in early December, claiming that Williams "is going to be great."

“His efficiency, his ability to finish, we knew that was going to be something that he had to get better at -- I think he’s learning the physicality of the game, and he’s handling the physicality,” Boyle said (h/t BuffZone). “He’s getting bumped on drives now, and he’s finishing. It’s not like getting bumped and throwing the ball away, or not finishing the play.

“He’s just going to keep getting better and better. The challenge I gave to Cody after the Colorado State game when I met with him was the assist-to-turnover ratio. To me, he should be a two-to-one guy because he’s a really, really good passer, a willing passer. Get that thing to two-to-one. If he does that and continues to be efficient and aggressive … just keep challenging him each and every week, each and every day. The thing I love about Cody is he’s so coachable. He wants to be great and he’s going to be great. He’s kind of growing up before our eyes, which is kind of fun, too.”

Seems like everyone who is asked sees only greatness in Williams' front view.