With five scholarships to fill for the 2020 recruiting class, the Green Bay Phoenix coaching staff has been extending scholarship offers to prospects across the country.
The latest offer was extended this week to 6’3” JUCO point guard Rueadale Williams of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma.
The Hamilton, Ontario native played his senior high school season at Forest Trail Academy in North Carolina before playing this past season at the JUCO level.
“He runs the pick & roll very well, has solid athleticism and knocks down shots along the perimeter,” Anthony Bruton of Prep Hoops North Carolina wrote prior to Williams’ senior season at Forest Trail. “His frame appears well equipped to handle added muscle. Handles the ball well and can surprise defenders with hesitations, sending them way off balance.”
“He appears to be ahead of the curve defensively, communicating and using his long arms to force opponents into tough contested shots. Intangibles really stand out when watching him play. I must repeat, intangibles REALLY stand out when watching him play.”
“He does all of the little things you want a point guard to do on both ends of the floor.”
Williams had a standout freshman season at Northeastern Oklahoma and stuffed the stat sheet averaging 12.9 points, 8.3 assists, and 5.9 rebounds in 26 minutes per game. His 8.3 assists per game ranked second in the country and his 4.4 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked as the tenth best in the country.
He started 20 of his 27 appearances this season and shot 53% from the floor and a reliable 82.4% from the free throw line. He also knocked down 37% of his three-point attempts, though he only averaged about two three-point attempts per game.
Williams helped lead his team to a 27-7 overall record this season and hit a game winning basket with 1.6 seconds left to clinch the Region II championship and send his team to the JUCO National Tournament back in March.
In addition to Green Bay he holds scholarship offers from Florida Gulf Coast, Hartford, Montana State, and Eastern Kentucky.
With five open spots to fill to replace seniors Kam Hankerson, Tank Hemphill, JayQuan McCloud, Cody Schwartz, and Josh McNair, the Phoenix have extended scholarship offers to several 2020 prospects including Dalton Banks, Jacob Ognacevic, Logan McLaughlin, Baylor Hebb, Marcus Wilson, Darius Burford, Dane Maddox Jr, Jacob Jones, Ramean Hinton, and Damontae Taylor.
Williams would have two seasons of eligibility left and is the first known junior college 2020 prospect offered a scholarship by Green Bay so far but likely won’t be the last. The coaching staff will probably attempt to balance the classes a bit as Will Chevalier would be the team’s lone junior on the roster next season.