St. Anthony's Standout Decides

One of the true wide bodies of the East Coast is off the board. Derrick Williams, a center out of Jersey City, is bound for the Atlantic 10.

Derrick Williams wants to be a counselor for troubled youth. At 6-foot-6, 245 pounds, no one is going to raise up and give him any trouble.

However, the Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony's standout is be a handful for opposing big men in the Atlantic 10. On Monday, Williams committed to play for Chris Mooney's Richmond Spiders.

"I only took two visits including Richmond," Williams said. "What sold me was the academics. I realized that if I go there I could have a major impact on the team and the history of the school.

"They have great players. I played with them, I've talked to them and I've seen them first hand. I'll bring more strength and versatility to the team. I'll be a good asset and fit in well."

Williams's high school coach, Bob Hurley, Sr., has prepared his big fella for the next level. Williams understands that if you can make it at St. Anthony's you can make it anywhere.

"I feel like if you can get yelled out by Coach Hurley and go through the things he makes you do, college is a no-brainer. It's like playing for a mini-college."


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