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Demon basketball team signs Florida All-State forward
Jul 31, 2012 | 732 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Florida All-State forward Brandon Williams, who helped Summit Christian High School capture a state championship as a junior, has signed to play college basketball at Northwestern State.

 The 6-8, 205-pounder averaged 14 points and 13 rebounds as a senior, earning third-team All-State honors along with first-team Palm Beach County honors.

Williams helped the Fighting Saints win the 2011 Florida Class 1A state title by scoring 11 points and grabbing six rebounds in a 62-50 victory over the state’s highest-scoring team, Grandview Prep.

In his final two seasons, Williams started as Summit Christian went 28-4 in 2010-11 and 25-3 in 2011-12. The Saints won district championships in each of his four seasons.

“Adding someone like Brandon to our program was exactly what we were looking for to finish off a great recruiting class,” said McConathy. “He brings a lot of athleticism to the floor and fits our style of play perfectly.  He is a shot blocker that can score in the paint, run the floor, rebound on both ends and is a phenomenal passer.

“Brandon comes to us from one of the most successful Florida high school programs over the last couple years highlighted by winning a state championship in his junior year.  His coaches, Murray Smith and J.R. Gamble, are both very highly respected coaches that produce winners both on and off the court.  We look forward to all the future will hold with Brandon joining the Demon basketball program,” said McConathy.

Williams joins 6-7 New Mexico Junior College forward DeQuan Hicks, twin 6-7 forwards Austin and Dustin Adams from Salmen, Castor High 6-2 guard Dadrian Harris, and 6-1 Neosho County (Kan.) Community College guard Brison White as 2012-13 newcomers in the NSU program. Also in his first season of action as a Demon will be Bossier High standout Jalan West, a 2010-11 signee.

The Demons have made six Southland Conference Championship Game appearances in McConathy’s 13 seasons as head coach, including a league-record four straight. NSU basketball has an 83 percent graduation rate during McConathy’s tenure.




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