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Posted On: 11/28/18 9:11 AM
Tall, athletic and can run like a deer – that is Elijah Williams. The Senior forward for the Rapid City Central Cobblers will have to leave his mark on this season if the Cobblers want to make a run back to the state tournament. Williams is an intriguing prospect as he has some of the athletic tools that you need to play at the next level and his skill set is constantly improving.
6’6”, 200 pounds and a serious athlete. He can run, dunk, rebound, guard multiple positions and even handle the ball a bit. Williams likes to describe himself as a player who likes to win and will try his hardest to do so no matter what. He also is continuously trying to work on his game to improve as an overall player.
“I’m staying focused on getting stronger, becoming a better shooter and developing my ball handling ability,” Williams said about what he is trying to improve on the most. “I need to be able to be a better scorer this year.”
After a very good 2017-2018 campaign, the Cobblers of Rapid City Central look to build on last year’s success. Williams believes the team will have more size and good on defense.
“We will be a lot taller and hope to be good with our fast break. We need to be really good at team defense as our goal as a team is to make it back to the state tournament.”
Williams will indeed need to be an big difference maker if this team wants to get back to the heights they were at last season. He believes he is capable of being a 20 point scorer and also has the ability to bringing in 8-10 rebounds a game. These would be all-state like numbers and very beneficial to his HS team.
“I need to be the leader on offense and defense.”
Over the summer, Williams was a member of one of the Sacred Hoops basketball teams. He was able to play with some very nice players from around the state including early college signees Ale Rama and Dylan Pourier.
“It was fun playing with great people.”
College coaches have been in contact with Williams including Dakota Wesleyan, Dakota State, Presentation and Minnesota West. With his size and athleticism, he will continue to garner college interest.
“I want to play college basketball but I’m not sure where yet. I believe this is the year where college coaches can see me at my best.”