Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams put his incredible scoring ability on display recently with veteran guard exploding for 51 points during the Wallace Prather Pro-Am. Williams provided a glimpse of what the Los Angeles Lakers may get off the bench next season with the scoring machine lighting up the scoreboard in Atlanta.
Williams was getting it done inside and outside offensively as can be seen in this video on Instagram of some of his highlights from the 51-point performance:
This isn’t the first time Williams has gone off for 51 points this summer with the 28-year-old putting up the same point total two weeks ago for his team Uptown Sounds in a different league in Atlanta, via AEBL Hoops Instagram:
Congrats to @uptownsounds Lou Williams (@louwillville) aka #Mr50pt+ #AEBLHoops Week 6 Player of The Week. He broke his own scoring record of 50 by scoring 51pts, 4rbs, 6ast on Sunday in a victory over #TSF yall better stop talking trash to Lou he's bound to go for Wilt #s on your team. #HoopATL #TrueToAtlanta #Atlanta #SummerHoops #UptownSounds #LouWill #LouWillVille #ATL #Atlanta
It seems as though Williams hasn’t missed a beat since signing with the Lakers in NBA free agency last month. The veteran guard may be more motivated than ever to prove his worth while getting a fresh start in Los Angeles.
The Toronto Raptors didn’t even make an effort to re-sign Williams this summer after a breakout season in which he won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. This clearly bothered the journeyman and seems to have him ready to make an impression in his first season with the Lakers.