NBA Draft: Santa Clara’s Jalen Williams goes No. 12 overall to Oklahoma City

A.P. Photo Jalen Williams looks to the basket at the NBA Draft combine in Chicago last month.

The post-season ascension of Santa Clara guard Jalen Williams is complete.

Williams became the highest drafted player in school history Thursday night when the Oklahoma City Thunder made him the 12th pick in the first round of the 2022 NBA Draft. That’s three spots better than Steve Nash, the Canadian guard who went No. 15 to the Phoenix Suns in 1996 and went on to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award twice.

“I worked out with them probably a couple of weeks ago,” Williams said

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