Vietnamese-American Jarin Williams drafted by Oklahoma City Thunder in 34th place overall

Last night, University of Arkansas star Jaylin Williams held back tears as Oklahoma City Thunder chose him in the 34th overall selection of this year’s NBA Draft.

“This is just the beginning,” Williams told supporters at Bad Walton Stadium after his choice was announced.

This content is not available due to privacy settings.

Please update and check the settings here.

This past season, the 6′-10 inch and 240 lb power forwards were an important part of the Razorbacks team, who reached the Elite during the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Basketball Tournament.

Williams won the All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive honors, recording 364 rebounds, a single-season record in Arkansas.

Other articles on NextShark: Juliana Arsadek of Jordan’s Taekwondo Olympics wins heart online for resembling Lady Gaga

This year’s draft pool was full of Asian talent, but there were also players such as Johnny Juzan from UCLA, an outstanding Vietnamese-American. Filipino Phenomkai SottoGonzaga’s South Korean Lee Hyun Jung and Chinese’s Fumbo Zen, Williams were the only Asian basketball players to be drafted.