June 21, 2013
By Brian Grant | UTAMavs.com
ARLINGTON, Texas – Brandon Williams, an incoming freshman from Houston, is eager to get to work with his new team in his new home at UT Arlington. Williams will be playing for Scott Cross and the Mavericks this upcoming season, the first in the Sun Belt Conference.
Why did he choose UT Arlington?
"They have a good basketball team and when I came up here on my visit, I was pretty sure I wanted to go here. It felt just like home", Williams said. "I really liked what they had to offer. It's a really nice place and they had everything I liked"
In preparation for his first season of college basketball, Williams played in the 48th annual Faith 7 Bowl in Oklahoma. He was selected as one of only 10 all-stars from Texas to represent the state in a basketball game against a group of all-stars from Oklahoma.
This yearly competition between Team Texas and Team Oklahoma displays some of the best high school senior basketball players from the two states, making it no easy game to play in.
"It was challenging, they had some good players out there", Williams said. "It was good to see the other competition and how their playing style is different from different areas."
Williams grabbed eight rebounds in the Faith 7 Bowl, along with two points and a couple of assists. Williams is in Arlington with the rest of the basketball team, preparing for the team's new season.
"We're just going to go out there and play as a team and have fun, and we're going to get it done", he said.
Williams is a 6-9 center from Episcopal High School in Houston. He was ranked as the 17th best prospect in Houston for the class of 2013 by RCS Sports. Williams played for Texas Pro this past summer.
The 2013-14 seasons opens in November. UT Arlington's schedule has yet to be finalized.
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