One of the better sleeper guard prospects in the state is now officially off the recruiting board, after Queen Creek High School's talented 6-foot-1 senior guard prospect Blake Williams decided to end his college recruitment and sign with an in-state junior college program.
After giving careful consideration to his college recruitment, Williams has decided to accept a scholarship offer from Pima Junior College and head coach Brian Peabody and his basketball staff.
Queen Creek was playing their best basketball of the season early during the season, before they lost Williams, their starting senior combo-guard, 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 would return late in the season and pick up where he left off - leading the team to a very successful 20-9 overall record on the season.
Williams would average 10.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per/game on the season, while also helping lead Queen Creek to a state playoff berth.
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.
Congratulations to Blake and his family on this accomplishment. This young man will make a college program proud and should have no problem landing a four-year college program for the future, after his time at Pima.