Queen Creek High School (17-7) is having a strong season this year - filled with talented prospects that have proven that they can play with anyone in the state. Head coach Troy Gibson is a talented head coach and his team exemplifies his hard-working and tough style of coaching. After recently winning 6 games in a row on the season, the team has recently lost a few nail-biters.
Queen Creek was playing their best basketball of the season early this year, before they lost their starting senior combo-guard, 6-foot-1 senior Blake Williams, to an injury. After losing Williams, the team lost one of their leaders, on and off the basketball court, as well as another player that could stretch the defense and also handle the basketball in pressure situations.
Williams is now fully recovered and will look to make his return to the team - just in time for the state playoffs. The addition of Williams back to the Bulldogs' lineup will provide excellent toughness for the team, and give them the inspiration to make a strong push to go deep into the state playoffs.
Williams is a very nice guard prospect that is able to play both guard positions on the floor. He is a very good shooter of the basketball with range, and has a strong handle of the basketball. He is also a good penetrator and finisher in the lane against bigger defenders, and is a vocal leader on the floor. Williams likes to push the basketball up the floor and has very good confidence with the basketball in his hands - capable of making plays for himself or others. Just a solid guard prospect that makes good decisions with the basketball and adds consistency for his team.
Williams is currently hearing from numerous smaller college programs, and will look to gain much more recruiting interest over the next couple of months as we near the spring evaluation period for college programs in search of a heady guard prospect that can play both guard positions on the floor.
Before Williams suffered an injury this high school season, he averaged 10.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per/game for a talented Queen Creek team that will welcome him back to their lineup. The addition of Williams could make the difference in future late game situations for Queen Creek - giving them the boost that they need to win the close games.
Queen Creek will travel to Coronado High School on Wednesday evening, before finishing out their regular season at home on Friday against Apache Junction HS.