Williams was selected by the Michael Jordan led Charlotte Hornets with the 15th overall pick in the first round.
Mark Oluwafemi Williams
As his middle name indicates, Williams is a player of Nigerian descent who entered the draft after his time with the Duke Blue Devils.
The 20-year-old Femi was one of the best shot blockers in college basketball last season and come into the league with huge expectations.
Williams is expected to form a devastating pick and roll threat with LaMelo Ball at the Hornets.
The seven-foot center was delighted with the landing spot and made a promise to Michael Jordan, owner of the Hornets after his selection.
He said, "The guys on the team play together, work hard and have fun. I think I fit really well with them, just with the way I play.
“I think all the things I bring to the table will be really helpful. They won't regret it."
Femi was born to Nigerian parents, Margaret and Dr. Alex Williams, on December 16, 2001 and has a sister in the WNBA Elizabeth Olatayo Williams.