Gillette College

Texas Offers 2016 JUCO Power Forward

Texas basketball, on the prowl for a 2016 power forward (or two), has offered 6-foot-10 JUCO power forward Kavell Bigby-Williams of Gillette (Wyoming) College.

Oregon appears to be Texas' biggest competition for Bigby-Williams, who averaged 16.8 points and 13.6 rebounds per game for Gillette.

Bigby-Williams, a native of England who would have two years of eligibility remaining, is a physical specimen and super athletic big man who can really run at 6-10 and 230 pounds. Bigby-Williams is a better defender and rebounder than he is on offense. But his shooting range is about 12 to 15 feet.

Having that super athletic power forward with some range (preferably 3-point range) is really one of the biggest keys to Smart's Create Chaos, swarming style of play.

That's a player Texas did not have this past season. (Jonathan Holmes would be the closest thing to that player at Texas recently.)

At VCU, the best example of that player was 6-foot-9 Jamie Skeen, who led VCU's Final Four team in 2011 in scoring (15.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.3 rpg) while also hitting 41.9 percent from 3 (36 of 86).

Obviously, finding a player who can do all that is incredibly rare. Texas is hoping 6-foot-10 five-star Jarrett Allen, if he picks the Horns, can become that guy in time. 




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