Former Colorado Forward to Visit NIU

Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton's former players have been very loyal to him. Southwest Tennessee Community College's Jeremy Williams is no exception. Learn more about the juco forward's upcoming visit in this report.

Jeremy Williams first played for Ricardo Patton as a freshman with the Colorado University Buffaloes in the 2006-07 season. The 6-7 forward started in 18 games and averaged 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game that year.

Williams will be in DeKalb this weekend for an official visit during the Huskies Homecoming Weekend and will take in Saturday's football game against the Toledo Rockets. "I'm excited about being reunited with my old coaching staff," Williams said. "I know Coach Patton, Coach (Will) Smith, and Coach (Sundance) Wicks. The only new coach that I will be meeting is Coach (Dennis) Gates. They were like my family back there in Colorado, it will be nice to be back with them."

Jeremy has already taken one official visit to UTEP in late September. Williams is also receiving interest from Arkansas-Little Rock, Houston, Ole Miss, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee State, and UAB.

"Jeremy is very strong," said SW Tennessee Assistant Coach Verties Sails III. "He can put the ball on the floor and attack the basket. He is very athletic and has a high motor. He really gets up and down the floor."

If Williams should decide to commit to the Huskies for next season he will become the third former Buffalo to head to Northern Illinois. Guard Xavier Silas is sitting out this season after transferring in from Colorado. Big man Sean Kowal will be eligible to play this season after transferring from Boulder last year.

Williams will be returning to Illinois in just a few weeks. The Southwest Tennessee Saluqis will be opening their season on October 31st at Kennedy-King College in Chicago where they will face Highland Community College from Illinois.

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