Upstate Guard Competes In Team Camp

Reporter Mike Sullivan takes a look at the individual game and summer progress of upstate underclassman Taijay Williams, who plays for Niagara Falls High School ...

Taijay Williams, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound underclassman guard prospect from Niagara Falls High School in Niagara Falls, New York, had a tremendous team camp at the University of Buffalo.

Taijay averaged 13 points a game and also had seven assists per contest, showcasing his lead guard skills. Niagara Falls High School lost in the championship game to Henninger however Williams produced 21 points in the defeat.

Previously, Williams also had a solid team camp at Canisius team camp this past weekend.

Williams averaged 14 points a game as Niagara Falls High School won five of its six contests.

Previously, Taijay averaged 16 points a game at the Niagara PAL team camp held two weekends ago. Niagara Falls finished up 3-1.

Taijay averaged over 11 points per contest his past high school basketball season for first-year head coach Sal Costantino, whose team went deep into the playoffs.

This past year, Taijay scored 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 early in the season.

He also helped engineer a victory over Kenmore East with 13 points and six assists.


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

Against 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.

Later in the year, Jamestown eliminated Niagara Falls High School in a playoff 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.

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

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