“I have family in Texas. I think its the best place for me,” said Williams of his choice to attend the small juco in Snyder, Texas.
Williams, 18, the son of Jeaneen Campbell and Tiremone Bernard of Abbeville, is a four-year starter on the Wildcats basketball team. He is getting a full ride from Western Texas.
AHS head coach Berwick Hamilton said Williams was a driving force in the Wildcats’ playoff push this year.
“He’s very unselfish. But he’s a good basketball player,” said Hamilton. “He does all the right things. He shoots; he can dribble and he plays good defense..”
Williams said he is as yet undecided about what his major will be in college, though he knows he wants to do something sports related.
“I might go for sports medicine,” he said. “But, I’m not sure yet. I’ve still got time.”
Williams maintained better than a 2.5 GPA in his time at Abbeville, which he said he’ll miss.
Williams said he expects to get on the court early at Western Texas.
“I don’t know who I’ll be competing with,” he said. “But, (the coach) said I’ve got a good possibility of starting.”
Hamilton said that he feels Western Texas is a good fit for Williams, and that when his two years there are up a possible homecoming to UL in Lafayette awaits.
“He’ll grow there,” said Hamilton. “Two years at the community college level are going to make him a Division I calibre player.”