Posted On: 10/10/18 12:00 PM
Class of 2021 shooting guard Tommie Williams only played two high school basketball games in St. Louis last season before transferring to Belleville West where he sat out the rest of the season. This year as a sophomore he will be a key role player for the defending state champs. Once EJ Liddell graduates he will be the guy at Belleville West! The 6’2” two guard plays bigger than his size with his combination of strength and athleticism. Attacks the hoop with force and skill. Crisp ball handler that finishes well in the paint and has a smooth looking jumper. Crashes the glass well from his guard spot for second chance points.
After setting out last season Williams is very much looking forward to getting back on the court and making his Illinois prep debut in November.
“I am very excited. We are going to be very good. We have team chemistry already.”
On a veteran team what does he see his role being?
“A defensive stopper, getting up and down the floor, and rebounding.”
Williams played for Ramey-Jets United 15U during the spring and summer.
“It went good. The first tournament we lost in the championship game to Phenom, but overall we did good. We got in a slump in the middle of the season and then went 7-0 in Kansas.”
What are the biggest strengths of his game?
“Really aggressive in rebounding. I can shoot it a little bit.”
Williams made the drive all the way up to Deerfield from the metro east to play in the PrepHoops Top 250 Camp. Why did he want to play in the camp?
“It has been really good playing against really good competition. I wanted to come to get exposure knowing it would be a good camp.”
After his strong performance at Top 250 he bumped all the way up to the #18 spot in the 2021 class rankings.