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Posted On: 08/4/18 4:00 PM
Along with 15 Division I offers, Tre Williams can put the award for Top Rebounder on his list of accomplishments for the 2018 grassroots season.
Since the 6’6”-6’7” Reynoldsburg graduate announced his reclassification to Woodstock Academy’s 2019 class, Bryant, Manhattan, Eastern Illinois, South Carolina Upstate, Kent State, Youngstown State, Buffalo, Wright State, James Madison, IUPUI, UT-Martin, Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Ohio Univ., and Indiana State have offered Williams. Previously, his offers were coming from D-II powers like Lincoln Memorial, Davenport, and others.
Surely that slew of programs was pleased by his steady 7.9 points per game on the EYBL circuit. But it was truly the team-leading 5.5 rebounds per game that separated Williams from other prospects. He even showed continual improvement, going for 9.2 RPG in July’s Peach Invitational event.
The numbers and offers speak for themselves, but watching Williams dominate the glass added to the appreciation. He was a bull in a china shop as he sprinted for loose balls and shouldered his way into the paint for rebounds at a chiseled 190 pounds.
Williams also rebounds with verticality. He bounces quick off the ground as a two-foot jumper, a skill that also makes him a threat as a screener on the pick and roll.
For the next level, he doesn’t need to grow in height to be effective as a post-up player. Instead, we expect him to add even more muscle at Woodstock Academy next year and hit the college ranks with an even bigger frame. If he’s able to do so while maintaining his leaping ability, Williams is going to be one of the more college-ready prospects to have originated from Ohio in that class.
Alonzo Gaffney (2019), 6’9″ W/F, All Ohio Red / Brewster Academy (formerly Garfield Heights)