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Posted On: 07/31/18 3:52 PM
Seattle Rotary Select was quite the machine on the AAU circuit this spring and summer. The program fought hard on the EYBL circuit and qualified for the prestigious Peach Jam, missing the quarterfinals by just one game. Behind every machine there is an engine, and Noah Williams was a big piece of that engine. The athletic 6-foot-4 point guard from O’Dea ran the show and now that the summer is over, he’s got a college recruitment to start sorting through.
In July, we were able to catch Williams and his Rotary Select teammates in action at the Premier Summer Showcase in Salem. There, he did exactly what he’s good at – getting to the basket, finding open teammates, and finishing at and above the rim. Williams has great length and athleticism for a point guard, and while it’s pretty clear that outside shooting is not particularly a strength, he focuses on what he does well on the floor.
Over the course of the tournament, Williams averaged 8.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, and 3.3 apg while shooting a robust 59.1 percent from the field. Overall, the way he played was on par with what he feels he’s been able to do all spring and summer for Rotary. “I feel like I’ve been able to get my team involved,” he said.
Now that the summer is over – Williams scored 13 points and dished out four assists in the team’s last game in Las Vegas – the athletic point guard can focus on his recruitment. He’s held a scholarship offer from Washington for some time now and head coach Mike Hopkins was on hand to watch him in every Rotary game in July. However, other schools have been trying to get in the mix and Williams noted that half of the WCC is now on his list, most notably San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Pepperdine.
Williams is keeping all of his options open at this point, but did indicate that he was looking to sign in the fall. He noted that while he’s not quite sure what factors he’ll be looking at with his college decision, but that he will be leaning heavily on his family in the process.