Saturday morning, it was announced that the Bulldog guard D’maurian Williams will be taking his talents to Lubbock where he’ll have three years of eligibility remaining.
The biggest thing that stands out that Tech fans will enjoy is his shooting. He shot 39% from three last season. He was No. 3 in 3-PT % in the Big South Conference.
We’re starting to see a pattern of the type of guys that Mark Adams is bringing in. That type is big, lengthy guys that can guard the ball but also shoot from deep.
Coming out of high school, Williams was unranked. Since stepping foot on campus at Gardner-Webb, he has shined!
During his freshman season, he was selected to the Big South Conference All-Freshman team, when he averaged 11 points, 2 assists, and one steal per game.
This past season is where he really stepped into the spotlight. He is one of the more underrated guys in the transfer portal, coming off a season where he finished with 14.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists a game.
Williams definitely knows how to step up and take over late in the game.
Sitting at 6’5, Williams really knows how to use his size to post up smaller guards in the post and use his strength to get to the basket.
Williams is a proven scorer as he had 8 games last season where he finished with 20+ points including a 27-point performance versus Columbia International.
With Davion Warren leaving, Williams is a great fit to take his place. We know both guys can score, but as we saw with Warren who turned into an elite defender, Williams is already coming showing he is a top defender.
In the Big South, Williams finished Top-10 in defensive rating and Top-15 in steal %.
This staff has really homed in on guards that can shoot the ball from deep, like Pop Isaacs, Lamar Washington, and now Williams.
Look for Williams to compete for a starting spot, and depending on how the rest of the off-season and transfer portal works out, he could very well slide into that starting spot.
The transfer season is upon us, and Coach Adams may have found a diamond in the rough.
Look for this staff to fill out the rest of the roster with either the transfer portal or pick up some more high school recruits.
But coming off a season as such with the Red Raiders, this is about how you wanted the off-season to start if you’re a Red Raider fan.
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