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Posted On: 06/5/18 8:51 AM
Princeton shooter Adam Williams helped the Tigers to a 20 win season and now he’s playing with Heat MacDonald, a team that’s had some big wins.
Princeton surprised many this year winning 20 games and Adam scored 16 points a game for their balanced team. The Tigers got 17 a game from center Jon Stimmler, 16 a game from Williams, 15 a game from James Flicek, plus 5th and 6th leading scorers Calvin Peterson and Tate Laabs also return. Coming off a 20-8 season expectations are very high.
“This year we have four starters and a good chunk of our bench returning,” Adam said. “Last year we lost a heartbreaker to Cloquet in the section semifinals, we haven’t got past the semifinals in the last three years. With all that, our expectation is to win more games next year and get past that hill we’ve been struggling with for the last couple years.”
Princeton has the talent to get further than they have in recent years. In fact the Princeton Tigers have a chance to be a top ten team in Class AAA for much of the year if they can capitalize on what they did last season. To get better for that senior year Adam has goals in front of him.
“I’d like to improve my ball handling,” Williams said. “I’m also trying to be more a leader defensively.”
Williams is playing with Minnesota Heat MacDonald again this year and the squad has some good wins (beat Comets Lewis twice, beat #5 WOTN, beat SW Stars, Select twice) but they’ve also lost games that have pulled their record down to 18-13.
“Some top moments of my 17u season would be seeing some of the growth of my teammates,” Adam said. “Leighton Glodek has really matured into a strong leader and a very rigorous defender that we can always count on. Sam Schwartz has been getting us buckets whenever he wants.
“Our 17u team has been playing a little inconsistent up to this point. With that being said our coach Mark MacDonald has always said since I’ve been on the team starting in 8th grade is that our goal is to play our best basketball the last couple tournaments. Right now we are in a great position to turn everything around and accomplish our goal.”
Heat MacDonald is playing an 11 game schedule and they have four more events remaining: Great Plains Alliance in St. Cloud, Adidas Invite in Indianapolis, the Mullens event in Wichita, and the Vegas Classic out in Las Vegas. In that time the five schools talking to Adam the most will likely keep strong tabs on what he does.
“I’ve talked to handful of coaches including St.Johns, Gustavus, Bethany Lutheran, Concordia-Moorhead, and Jamestown,” Adam said “I plan on visiting the colleges that have been recruiting as well with some others this summer. I’ve been inviting to a couple camps and I plan to attend them.”