Key Guard Important To NFHS' Success

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a free look at the individual game of backcourt underclassman prospect Taijay Williams of Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York ...

Niagara Falls head coach Sal Costantino's boy's basketball program is generating some solid excitement for this upcoming season. He has several underclassmen on his roster that should be key to winning some basketball games this year.

One player to watch is Taijay Williams, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound backcourt prospect who recently played well in a scrimmage. Costantino feels Williams' is a very important player for him this season.

"Taijay Williams is a junior point guard who can do several things well on the court," said Costantino. "He is a player who provides a scoring touch on the offensive side."

But there's more to Williams' individual game than producing points. "He also provides a lockdown mentality on defense."

Costantino is going to depend on Williams' skills on both sides of the ball to help Niagara Falls High School win some basketball games. He feels that the underclassmen will grow game to game and his program should be tough to beat next year.

The scrimmage Williams was impressive in was against East High School of Rochester, New York, a state finalist last year. "We won three of four quarters and three underclassmen really were the spark for us," concluded Costantino.

We will keep you informed on how the underclassmen perform this season for Niagara Falls High School.

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