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Posted On: 06/4/18 7:16 PM
JOPLIN, Mo. — Parsons 2020 Dariq Williams showed he is one of the state’s premier young point guards last weekend at the Missouri Southern Team Camp in Joplin, helping lead his team to a 7-0 mark.
At 6’2, Williams is a b blur in the open court, is capable of getting to the basket and finishing in traffic and is a willing and capable passer as he shows terrific court vision.
“I’m not a selfish player and I help my teammates score,” Williams said. “I can handle the ball well, I can create space of three or less dribble moves, I’m shifty, and can play above the rim, and finish at the rim, I’m a good shooter from 3 and from mid range.”
Parsons is coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged 11.6 points, 5.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.5 steals. He broke his school’s single-season assist record with 143 and was named SEK first-team and helped the Vikings finished 17-8 overall and place fourth at the 4A state championships.
Armed with a talented and young squad, Parsons is competing against a strong summer slate, opening in Joplin, and will also play at Creighton in Omaha, Neb., as well as at Kansas State in late June.
“I’m excited for it cause it’s gonna build our team chemistry a lot, and it’ll get us ready for next season,” Williams said.
Williams said he is focused this offseason on improving his overall defense and his pull-up game off the dribble.
“They aren’t terrible but I know I can get way better at them, and this summer I will make that happen,” he says.