Friday, June 26, 2009

Brian Williams To Oklahoma State

2010 WG 6'5" Brian Williams of Baton Rouge Glen Oaks will be heading to Stillwater, OK when he begins his college basketball career.
Apparently my buddy, Michael Williams and his wife of Baton Rouge, LA are not country music fans, or else they just disregarded the old Waylon & Willie tune, "Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" On Tuesday, their son Brian Williams a 2010 6'5" Wing Guard from Baton Rouge Glen Oaks made a verbal commitment to the Big XII. Congratulations to Brian and his family as he'll now be wearing the orange and black of Oklahoma State University. (Could this be a Freudian decision, as the explosive wing now wears orange and black for the Texas D-1 Ambassadors?

I've had the brief pleasure of coaching Brian this spring and look forward to doing so again July 9-10th in Myrtle Beach at the prestigious Atlantic Slam Tournament where he'll suit up with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors before moving on to play at the Peach Jam with Louisiana Select and then to the Orlando Super Showcase where he'll play for his dad's Louisiana Bayou Flames. The Cowboys are getting an explosive player who is well above the rim at all times, rebounds much bigger than he is and will just flat get in your jersey defensively. Brian will continue to improve his handles and perimeter shooting because he's a conscientious hard worker. His upside is unlimited as he is just 16. How about the fact that he carries a 3.5GPA as well? Not too shabby.

Williams was offered by Oregon State and the hometown LSU Tigers during this past high school season but then LSU got cold feet. Look for this native of the Bayou to come back and make LSU wish they'd REALLY pulled the trigger on him. Williams joins 2010 Texas D-1 Ambassadors team mate Daniel Alexander who committed two weeks ago to Texas A&M as Big XII verbal commits. Congrats Brian!....Coach Max