Upstate Underclassman Forward Has Good Season

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a free look at the individual game and regular season progress of an underclassman who competes for Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York ...

Taijay Williams, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound underclassman guard prospect from Niagara Falls high school in Niagara Falls, New York, had a very solid season for first-year head coach Sal Costantino's program during the 2010-2011 boy's basketball campaign

Taijay averaged close to 11 points per game, competing for a boy's basketball program that played a very competitive schedule

The season ended on a tough note as Niagara Falls High School fell in the sectional final to Jamestown, a program it had upended during the regular season

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED:

Taijay produced 18 points and handed out seven assists to showcase a much improved skill set from the backcourt position, leading to a victory for Niagara Falls High School

Previously, Taijay sparked a victory over Kenmore East with 13 points and six assists while also demonstrating the ability to make an impact on the defensive side of the ball, according to Costantino

SOME OF TAIJAY WILLIAMS' BEST GAMES THIS SEASON:

Taijay ran off 15 points and had seven steals in a victory over Grand Island High School

Aagainst a formidable state contender, Jamestown High School, Taijay scored 18 points and had five assists in the victory He was named the game's most valuable player

WHAT SAL COSTANTINO THINKS OF TAIJAY WILLIAMS' INDIVIDUAL GAME:

"He 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

"He also provides a lockdown mentality on defense "

Several programs have shown early interest including Siena, Marist, Monmouth, St Peter's, Fordham


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