September 11, 2015 Mason City senior Jareese Williams Jr. was unable to play most if his 17U offseason due to injury, but that hasn’t stopped a bevy of programs of taking notice of the talented 2016. “I’ve heard some from…
September 11, 2015
Mason City senior Jareese Williams Jr. was unable to play most if his 17U offseason due to injury, but that hasn’t stopped a bevy of programs of taking notice of the talented 2016.
“I’ve heard some from a couple of places, Coe College is one, I went to their elite Camp. Also Upper Iowa, Waldorf, Greenville College (IL), Luther, and Wisconsin-Platteville,” said Williams Jr., who mentioned JuCo programs NIACC and Kirkwood are showing interest as well.
“I would say Upper Iowa and Coe College are showing the most interest.”
Williams Jr. started his 17U season with Kingdom Hoops, then a dislocated shoulder in May kept him out for the remainder of the grassroots season.
“I healed up pretty quickly, and I’ve been working out since the beginning of July, and I’ve been working on my game a lot with a professional trainer over in Clear Lake, and I did play in one team camp with Mason City also,” said Williams, who described his style of play to PHI.
“I really like to get into people’s faces on defense and create that energy. And offensively I like to get to the bucket, and once they respect that I like to pull-up,” said the 6-foot-2 combo-guard.
“I start at shooting guard for my high school, but I’m comfortable playing either guard position.”
After a solid junior season where he averaged 10.6 points for the Mohawks, Williams Jr. says he’s ready to better himself this season — especially in crunch-time.
“Last year I think I was the go-to guy pretty much when we needed a play, and I didn’t live to that too much,” he said. “But this last year I really worked on my game and I feel like I can be that guy this season.”