MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced that Billydee Williams has signed a grant in aid for the 2014-15 academic year.
Williams, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound guard/forward from Orlando, Fla., most recently attended South Plains Community College in Texas. He will have two years of eligibility remaining at WVU.
“We are excited to get a player of this caliber this late in the recruiting process,” says Huggins. “Billydee is another guy who increases our size and athleticism on the perimeter as well as being able to stretch people out with his 3-point shooting. He also will be a valuable resource as we try to rebound the basketball more efficiently.”
This past season at South Plains, he averaged 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Williams shot 43.8 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from beyond the arc, and he scored 20 points or more in five games. He helped lead his team to a 29-6 record and a spot in the National Junior College Athletic Association national quarterfinals. Williams posted a season-best 29 points in a 83-76 win over Collin County Community College. He hit six 3-pointers on his way to 27 points in a 79-75 win over Paris Junior College.
Williams spent his freshman campaign at Iowa Western Community College, where he averaged 13.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game per game. He shot 46.8 percent from the field, 43.0 percent from 3-point range and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. Williams had a season-high 32 points in a 74-70 win over State Fair Community College.
As a senior in high school, Williams attended Brandon Faith Baptist Christian School. At Winter Park High as a junior, Williams helped lead the Wildcats to the Class 6A state championship title.
Williams joins Jevon Carter (Maywood, Ill./Proviso East HS), Daxter Miles (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep [Mass.]/Dunbar HS), Jaysean Paige (Jamestown, N.Y./Moberly Area Community College [Kan.]) and Tarik Phillip (Brooklyn, N.Y./Independence Community College [Ky.]) in the 2014-15 recruiting class.