Williams aiming for big junior year

This past weekend’s visit to Lewisville, N.C., didn’t go exactly as hoped for Lynchburg (Va.) Genesis Academy, as the team struggled in its two games at the Prep Phenom Showcase.

Junior guard Greg Williams suffered through a disappointing weekend on an individual basis as well, but that certainly won’t curtail his high-major interest given his obvious talent.

Williams scored 12 points on 1-5 shooting (though 10-13 free throws) on Friday, along with seven turnovers, and on Saturday followed that up with a modest eight points as Genesis lost both games by double figures.

And yet, Williams demonstrated why he’s a significant talent. A 6-4, 180-pound shooting guard who was forced to play on the ball over the weekend, Williams is an outstanding run/jump athlete who’s also aggressive and wiry strong.

His best moments occurred when he was able to capitalize on his impressive dribbling skills, slashing to the rim. He’s definitely at his best in the open floor, where he possesses an extra gear — with a naturally explosive stride — to finish at the bucket.

Williams’ defense also projects to be outstanding, given that he’s reasonably tall for a wing and possesses good length and quick feet.

His list of college suitors has grown substantial.

”I have USC, Virginia Tech, Auburn, Richmond, Southern Miss, (Texas) A&M, DePaul and Georgia,” Williams said, adding that he has taken recent visits to Maryland, ECU, Richmond and Virginia Tech.

It’s never as much fun to cover a player when he and his team are having an off event, but nevertheless Williams will continue to persevere and attract high-major eyeballs this season.


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