Youngest Bulls player to score 20, Williams joins some good company

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (9) grabs a rebound away from Orlando Magic forward James Ennis III (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Orlando, Fla.

    Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams (9) grabs a rebound away from Orlando Magic forward James Ennis III (11) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 2/6/2021 8:44 PM

Patrick Williams became the youngest player in Bulls history to score 20 points in a game on Friday night in Orlando, at 19 years and 163 days.

Who's mark did he surpass? It was Tyson Chandler, who had his first 20-point game at 19 years and 190 days. Wendell Carter (19-198), Luol Deng (19-204) and Coby White (19-251) round out the list of Bulls who had their first 20-point game at age 19.

 

The youngest player to take the floor for the Bulls is Eddy Curry at 18 years, 330 days in the 2001-02 season opener. Curry didn't record his first 20-point game, though, until midway through his second season.

The list of Bulls who recorded their first 20-point game at age 20 includes Ron Artest (20-6), Derrick Rose (20-28), Curry (20-79), Lauri Markkanen (20-1263), Tyrus Thomas (20-208), Elton Brand (20-240) and Bobby Portis (20-312), according to basketball-reference.com.

The youngest Bulls player to score 30 in a game was Deng (19-298), followed by White (20-6) and Curry (20-107).

Pre-2000, the youngest Bulls player to score 30 was Reggie Theus at 21 years, 121 days, followed by Michael Jordan (21-225).

The youngest player in NBA history to score 20 in a game was Jermaine O'Neal for Portland at 18 years, 101 days. The youngest to score 30 was LeBron James at 18 years, 334 days.

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