Area Guard Excited About His College Future

Reporter Mike Sullivan profiles the future career of Chaz Williams, a guard who played high school ball at Bishop Ford in Brooklyn, New York

In this new feature, we'll keep you updated on some of the players from the tri-state area who are preparing or are playing division one college basketball.

Chaz Williams has always had the ability to score points. And he's probably been told several times that his size will hurt him eventually. Well, up until this stage of his basketball career, this dynamic, confident backcourt speedster, has done just fine.

He's currently enrolled at Hofstra University, getting an early start on classes. In October, his career will officially start under head coach Tom Pecora. But his confidence remains high.

"I'm just going to work as hard as I can and do whatever coach needs me to do," he said.

At 5-foot-8, there are some who feel this will hamper his future impact. But Chaz Williams scored on anyone and everyone when he played in one of the country's toughest regions in the game of basketball -- New York City. So why couldn't he produce points at Hofstra?

"I'm having a good time in college," said Williams.

We've kept up with Chaz through Facebook too and he continues to be positive about his future with Hofstra.

We see Williams have a great four-year career for The Pride and producing points from anywhere on the court. Pecora allows his players to create and push the ball down the floor. So, Chaz will benefit greatly playing for such a highly regarded head coach.


In our last view of Williams in person, Chaz ripped apart a talented Long Island Lutheran defense for 32 points, many on pretty drives to the basket.


Chaz Williams possesses a high skill level and good basketball IQ. He has nice vision and does a good job keeping his eyes on the entire floor when he runs the fast break.

Williams goes about 5-foot-8, 145-pounds. His lack of size shouldn't be an area of question because he'll zip past you in a New York second.

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