Rodney Williams Talks About Future

Rodney Williams Jr., a 6-foot-6, 185-pound forward from Robbinsdale Cooper who signed with Minnesota, averaged 15.5 points per game this season as he led the Hawks to a 27-2 mark. Williams Jr. played Saturday in the Minnesota All Star Series. Williams Jr. scored 21 in a 109-84 win for the Blue team. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Williams to learn the latest on the ACT and working on his game.

Rodney Williams Jr. was named first-team All-Metro by the Minneapolis Star Tribune after averaging 15.5 points per game. However, he averaged just 10.3 points in his final seven games, including only eight points in the Hawks' 58-51 loss to Osseo, a team they defeated in the 2008 section finals when the Orioles were undefeated.

GoldenSports.Net caught up with Williams to after Saturday's game to earn the latest on the ACT and working on his game.

How was this experience playing out one last game with a bunch of guys that you might have played with during AAU ball?

"It was a lot of fun. When I first starting playing ball, I was playing with Todd Sawatzke (from Monticello) and Scott Theisen (Champlain Park). It was just fun to come out and play with those guys again. I played with a lot of guys that I have never played with before and I made a lot of new friends, too. So it was really fun."

Did you take the ACT today?

"I took it this morning. I think that this is the one."

Have you thought about taking it again or are you just focused on this time?

"I was going to take it again regardless, never matter what score I got. Just to see if I can get it even higher."

Have you been taking any prep classes to get ready for the test today?

"I been just going to the ACT test online and taking practice tests."

Looking back at your senior year, how do you think things went? Obviously you did not make it back to the state tournament, but you guys had a great year.

"We had a really good year. The only two losses were to the two teams in the state championship game. We shouldn't have lost, but I feel that we accomplished something really good this season."

You played Osseo in the section finals. You beat them last year when they were undefeated, so you had to figure that they wanted to get back at you this year.

"We knew that they were going to come. We knew that they were hungry and that they wanted to beat us. We could have played a lot better, but it happened and it's over now. Everybody learned from that. Hopefully, next year, everyone is going to have a successful year in college."

What things are you going to be doing to get ready for college in terms of basketball?

"Just getting in the weight room and my jump shot. That's pretty much it and my dribbling."

Have you talked to the coaches about coming in for summer school?

"I started summer school June 15th."

Are you going to be playing the Howard Pulley Pro-Am League this summer?

"Yes. I think that I am going be playing in the Pro-Am. Me and Royce (White) are going to be one the same team."


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