It’s been a successful week on the recruiting trail for the Green Bay Phoenix coaching staff.
The Phoenix received their second commitment in less than a week on Friday when 6’3” guard Blayton Williams announced his decision to commit to Green Bay.
The Arkansas native visited the UW-Green Bay campus last weekend.
“I thank God for giving me the opportunity to play this game,” Williams wrote in a Twitter post. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of my dad and my brothers for the restless days and nights we spent on the court crafting. I thank my mom for always working hard and sacrificing so much for me.”
“I owe my full respect to al the coaches that put their time in recruiting me. I am blessed to have made my decision on joining Coach Darner and his staff at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay next season.”
Williams is the second junior college transfer to commit to Green Bay’s 2020 recruiting class and the third verbal commitment overall. Paris Taylor committed earlier this week while Jacob Jones made his verbal commitment last month.
A good sized guard, Williams averaged 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 23.8 minutes per game last season as a freshman at Lamar Community College in Colorado. He reached double figures in scoring in 10 of his 31 appearances including scoring a career high 22 points in a 100-93 victory over Otero on February 9th in which he played all 40 minutes.
In addition to being a vital member of his team’s rotation, Williams was also named an Academic All-American last season which requires a GPA of at least a 3.6.
Prior to Lamar he helped his Jonesboro High School team to a 26-5 overall record as a senior and won the 2018 state championship in Arkansas’ Class 6A. He scored 12 points in the title game and would later be named to the All-Tournament Team.
Like Taylor, Williams will have two seasons of eligibility remaining when he joins the program next season and will be eligible to play immediately.
He can make his signing official when the signing period begins on November 13th.
Green Bay still has least two scholarships available for the 2020 recruiting class.