WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Former high school hoops star Reece Williams of White Plains is making strides after walking on to the University of Albany basketball team as a freshman this winter.
Williams, a 2012 Woodlands High School graduate who averaged 15 points and nine rebounds as a senior for the Falcons last winter, worked his way onto the Great Danes roster this winter. He helped lead Woodlands to the 2010 Section 1 Class B title.
"The transition is certainly one that can be managed," Williams said of the balance between his studies and playing college ball. "Albany, as I'm sure is also the case with other Division 1 programs, does a great job of setting you up for academic success with mandatory study hours and flexible tutoring schedules."
As for his on-court experience, the former Falcons captain and New York State Conference II All-Conference selection is developing all aspects of his game with the Great Danes, who have a record of 17-7. The 6-1, 190-pound guard came off the bench to score the first two points of his college career Saturday against Binghamton.
"I'm working on a lot of ball-handling, tons of shooting, and even more lifting," Williams said.
Less than a year away from his last appearance for Woodlands in last year's postseason playoffs, Williams is making his college career a success on the court and in the classroom.