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Posted On: 10/5/18 2:00 PM
His opportunity to participate was largely because of a late cancellation. But when it came down to it, Trejon Williams more than proved that he belonged at the Prime Time Top 40 Showcase. The 6-foot, 165-pound point guard will only be a freshman at Jefferson High School this upcoming season, but his lack of varsity experience didn’t prevent him from making an impression – something he’ll be doing a lot these next few years.
At the PT40, Williams stepped right onto the court and played confidently, taking the ball to the basket with confidence and scoring over bigger defenders. Despite being the only member of the Class of 2022 playing, Williams tried his best to fit right in. “It was a different experience playing for me with playing with older people,” Williams said. “I tried to learn their game and try to play better, up to their pace. I feel like I fit in good, I just need to keep on working on my jump shot and other things.”
To say that Williams learned a lot at the camp is an understatement. He’s already started developing a list of the things he needs to improve upon with his game. “I need to come off pick and rolls, passing, looking, and just viewing the court,” Williams said.
Williams may only be a freshman, but he will be playing varsity with Jefferson this upcoming season. While he has yet to log a single high school minute, that doesn’t mean he hasn’t already thought about the college level. In fact, when asked about what schools he might like to get looked at, he responded with one before the question was even over.
“Kentucky,” Williams said. “That’s been my dream college ever since I was three. But I just want to go away from Portland.”
Williams will have plenty of time to try and get the attention of Kentucky or any other college program out there. And while he’s likely to play a supporting role for the loaded Demos, Williams is looking at the bigger picture for his first year.
“I feel like we’re going to win the state championship,” Williams said. “I feel good about (my role). It’s just my freshman playing year so I’m not going trip that much about (playing time). I just want to do a good job.”